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dc.contributor.authorCapdevila, Rose
dc.contributor.authorDann, Charlotte
dc.contributor.authorLazard, Lisa
dc.contributor.authorRoper, Sandra
dc.contributor.authorLocke, Abigail
dc.date.accessioned2022-09-13T11:00:33Z
dc.date.available2022-08-03T00:00:00Z
dc.date.available2022-09-13T11:00:33Z
dc.date.issued2022-08-03
dc.identifier.citationCapdevila R, Dann C, Lazard L, Roper S, Locke A (2022) '#mothersday: Constructions of motherhood and femininity in social media posts', Feminism and Psychology, 32 (3), pp.336-356.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0959-3535
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/09593535221107832
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/625529
dc.description.abstractImages and representations of parenting, and particularly mothering, have become commonplace on social media platforms over the past decade. These displays, however, take place in the context of popular contemporary discourses around gender and parenting that are in many ways prescriptive. This paper explores the constructions of mothering online through an analysis of posts about mothers on Mother’s Day from 2018 to 2020. Data were collected from Instagram and Twitter using hashtags such as #mothersday, #happymothersday and #motheringsunday. Both content and thematic analyses were conducted. This paper will consider three main themes that were identified in the data: “Beauty & biology”; “Grief & loss” and “Care (& COVID)”, with a focus on constructions of gendered parenting and family through the explicit celebration of the lives and roles of mothers. The findings provide insight into normative constructions of gender and how these are mediated through the affordances of social media platforms in a neoliberal context.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThe author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: This work was supported by The Open University.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSAGE Publications Ltden_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/09593535221107832en_US
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dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectfamilyen_US
dc.subjectmother’s dayen_US
dc.subjectsocial mediaen_US
dc.subjectfemininityen_US
dc.subjectmotheringen_US
dc.subjectSubject Categories::L310 Applied Sociologyen_US
dc.title#mothersday: Constructions of motherhood and femininity in social media postsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentOpen Universityen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Northamptonen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Bedfordshireen_US
dc.contributor.departmentKeele Universityen_US
dc.identifier.journalFeminism and Psychologyen_US
dc.date.updated2022-09-13T10:55:02Z
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