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“Anyone else think she is a badass in this music video?”: En kvalitativ analys av Beyoncé Knowles och Miley Cyrus feministiska uttryck utifrån respektives musikvideor samt publika mottagande på Youtube
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
“Anyone else think she is a badass in this music video?” : A qualitative analysis of Beyoncé Knowles and Miley Cyrus feminist expressions through their music videos and public reception on Youtube. (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of the study has been to examine how Beyoncé Knowles’ and Miley Cyrus’ feminism is articulated through the visual experience of their music videos. It’s also meant to look at what users on Youtube choose to either praise or criticize on said videos. The theories used here are, aside from previous studies on different types of feminism, based on discourse theory, semiotics, and branches of feminism such as radical feminism, postfeminism and black feminism. The methods of this study are, mainly, a semiotic analysis of the popstars music videos, and a discourse analysis of a portion of the comments.

The result showed that both pop stars accentuate different forms of feminist acts which can be perceived differently depending on what type of feminist approach one looks at them through. If you share the viewpoints of postfeminism, you’ll most likely find Miley Cyrus’ empowering to female to a certain extent, and if you’re more into the radical feminist viewpoint you’re not gonna like her feminism, but all in all most acts can be found empowering in one way or another depending on how much one is ready to negotiate.

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2017. , 48 p.
Keyword [en]
Beyoncé Knowles, Miley Cyrus, Celebrity feminism, Discourse analysis, Semiotic analysis
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Media and Communications
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-136394OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-136394DiVA: diva2:1110766
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Programme in Media and Communication Studies: Strategic Communication
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Available from: 2017-06-19 Created: 2017-06-16 Last updated: 2017-06-19Bibliographically approved

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