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Aspirational Labor’s (In)Visibility

Brooke Erin Duffy

in (Not) Getting Paid to Do What You Love: Gender, Social Media, and Aspirational Work

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300218176
eISBN:
9780300227666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300218176.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter reveals the extent to which social media producers must reconcile the tensions between labor and leisure, between the internal self and external publics, between authenticity and ... More


Entrepreneurial Wishes and Career Dreams

Brooke Erin Duffy

in (Not) Getting Paid to Do What You Love: Gender, Social Media, and Aspirational Work

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300218176
eISBN:
9780300227666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300218176.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter describes the phenomenon of “aspirational labor”—a mode of (mostly) uncompensated, independent work that is propelled by the much-venerated ideal of getting paid to do what you love. As ... More


The Labor of Visibility on Social Media

Jennifer McClearen

in Fighting Visibility: Sports Media and Female Athletes in the UFC

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780252043734
eISBN:
9780252052637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043734.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

The fourth chapter of Fighting Visibility analyzes interviews with female UFC fighters to consider how they navigate social media in their jobs. Building followers online, engaging with fans, and ... More


The Aspirational Labor of an Academic

Brooke Erin Duffy

in (Not) Getting Paid to Do What You Love: Gender, Social Media, and Aspirational Work

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300218176
eISBN:
9780300227666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300218176.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This concluding chapter explains how the ideologies and social practices propelling the social media sphere bear a striking resemblance to contemporary academe. With its staid, ivory tower facade, ... More


The “Instagram Filter”: Dispelling the Myths of Entrepreneurial Glamour

Brooke Erin Duffy

in (Not) Getting Paid to Do What You Love: Gender, Social Media, and Aspirational Work

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300218176
eISBN:
9780300227666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300218176.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines the way by which the fulltime social media producers articulated their work styles: they lauded the flexibility and autonomy of their pieced-together careers while drawing ... More


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