Blevins Explores Misogyny in Media in Latest Publication
March 09, 2020
Social media activity and conversations around #takeaknee is at the center of a new publication by Katie Blevins, an assistant professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Media. Blevins has a chapter titled “#TakeAKnee and the Intersection of Toxic Masculinity and Race” in the recently published volume “Misogyny and Media in the Age of Trump.” Blevins’ chapter examines fans’ social media discourses around #takeaknee in the wake of President Trump criticizing the NFL protestors, and the themes that emerged from gathering from more than 44,000-plus posts. This latest work is an outgrowth of a previous research project analyzing social media’s role in activism, specifically the women’s march, which was funded through a 2017 University of Idaho Seed Grant.
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