How does Banet-Weiser elaborate the definition of postfeminism and how do toys like flavas participate in this ideology?
What is the role of irony in postfeminism?
How does Banet-Weiser define the "postracial" or "urbanized" (213, 216)? What are some media site in which she sees it operating? What kind of ideological work does it do (214-215)?
What is the role of the concept of "empowerment" within this ideology?
What, for Banet-Weiser, is the problem with the prefix "post"?
How does all of this relate to the market? Why is this a problem, for Banet-Weiser?
"... ethnically informed style of politics ,yet it is, in McRobbie's terms,
Banet-Weiser argues that Dora the Explorer is an example of a postracial text for it represents "difference 'taken into account' yet not necessarily acted on. Challenging racist stereotypes by creating a new one fit for the current political and cultural economy, Dora operates as part of a strategy that motivates a commercially defined notion of diversity" (222). What are the consequences when profits, rather than other social aims, drive the representation of diversity? What might be some alternatives?
How does the notion of "postracial" resonate with Lim's essay on Alicia Keys? Do you see this as relevant? How so? Hoe can this help us analyze representations of race in media?