The Best of Both Worlds?

  title={The Best of Both Worlds?},
  author={Morgan Genevieve Blue},
  journal={Feminist Media Studies},
  pages={660 - 675}
  • M. Blue
  • Published 2013
  • Sociology
  • Feminist Media Studies
The Disney Channel hit show, Hannah Montana, constructs contemporary US girlhood and notions of femininity in relation to celebrity, such that its primary girl characters, Hannah Montana, Miley Stewart, and Lilly Truscott, as well as star Miley Cyrus, are positioned as particularly post-feminist subjects. In such a context, each of these girls can be understood as having chosen to perform a femininity that finds its locus in the maintenance and control of the body, as an illustration of her… Expand
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