Tag Archives: Foucault

plastic6 August 20

Designing the Doll: bikini, figure and body-building

The real living dolls. Not so long ago, female bodybuilding and competing was the preserve of a minority. Then the Bikini category was added, and aided by the explosion of Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, blogs.. previous elitist language such as ‘eating clean’, ‘carb depletion’ have become social media favourites. It seems every other bikini-clad twenty-something […]

plastic60 June 08

Diamond Dolls: Dr Billie Lister ‘paying it foward’

On Saturday 8th June, I went to Birmingham to meet the lovely Dr Billie Lister. I have been in touch with Billie since around March, and have found her to be supportive, encouraging and inspirational. As I said in my post ‘What you doing that for?’: Troubling Research Projects “I really believe in the ‘pay […]

plastic19 May 18

Snog Marry Avoid: The Moral Economies of Whiteness

I have a guest blog at Celeb Youth entitled Snog Marry Avoid: The Moral Economies of Whiteness. A blogger has written about it here. About CelebYouth “This is the website for a research project entitled: ‘The role of celebrity in young people’s classed and gendered aspirations’. It is being carried out by Heather Mendick and […]

plastic34 April 20

Undergraduate short piece: Subverting Gender Norms; Nicki Minaj as Barbie

I have come across another piece I wrote at Level 6 undergraduate level, I have put a shorter version here. Hopefully this will be of use to other undergraduates or those new to Sociology. As you can see the doll theme was definitely on my mind. Any comments/ feedback/ problems (especially with my references to […]

plastic32 April 20

Book recommendation – ‘Dirty Dancing? An ethnography of lap-dancing’

I have read quite a lot of books on lap-dancing now, not to mention journals, articles, media pieces, forums. As someone who has worked in the industry it is very frustrating to read a majority of it which is ill-informed, has a clear agenda (i.e. funded by an anti-lap dancing campaign) or shows a clear […]

dollheads.jpg April 12

Plastic Feminism

Ok, second rambling rant, I mean blog post is here. Firstly I want to say I do respect differing opinions from my own (honest!) and everyone is entitled to their own opinion. I enjoy speaking with people with a completely different outlook, it helps me to critique my own ideas, and helps me to grow. […]