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Awkward Black girls and post-feminist possibilities: Representing millennial Black women on television in Chewing Gum and Insecure

Sobande, Francesca 2019. Awkward Black girls and post-feminist possibilities: Representing millennial Black women on television in Chewing Gum and Insecure. Critical Studies in Television 14 (4) , pp. 435-450. 10.1177/1749602019870298

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Abstract

Focusing on television depictions of ‘millennial’ Black women, this article explores how such on-screen identities are crafted through entwined issues concerning race, gender, sexuality and feminism. Theorising post-feminism in this contemporary context necessitates discussion of post-feminism’s (dis)connection to and from Black feminism and the politics of intersectionality. Thus, this article examines how Black feminist and post-feminist media sentiments push against each other in ways that may indicate a form of Black post-feminist television. It considers how ‘millennial’ Black women are depicted in Chewing Gum (2015–2017) and Insecure (2016–present) and analyses how feminist media discourse is implicated in these representations.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Journalism, Media and Culture
Publisher: SAGE Publications (UK and US)
ISSN: 1749-6020
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 25 November 2019
Date of Acceptance: 23 November 2018
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2020 11:17
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/127041

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