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

Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 4:00pm

Mann Library, Room 160
Cornell University Mann Library, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA

The new digital economy has brought many creative and enterprising women to social media platforms in hopes of channeling their talents into fulfilling careers. But in a search for more meaningful professions or “dream jobs,” many find only unpaid work.

In Brooke Erin Duffy’s new book (Not) Getting Paid to Do What You Love: Gender, Social Media, and Aspirational Work (Yale University Press, June 2017), she draws attention to the gap between the handful who find lucrative careers and those whose “passion projects” amount to free work for corporate brands.

Join us for a Chats in the Stacks book talk to hear about her insights into the work and lives of fashion bloggers, beauty vloggers, and designers.

Brooke Erin Duffy is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and the author of Remake, Remodel: Women’s Magazines in the Digital Age (University of Illinois Press).

Light refreshments served.

The book talk series at Mann Library is supported by the Mary A. Morrison Public Education Fund.

Event Type

Author Appearance, Lecture, Presentation

Departments

Cornell University Library, Mann Library, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Communication

Tags

sociology, CALScomm, social media, economics, pawprint, Cornell University Library, Mann Library, CUL, book talk, gender studies

Website

http://mannlib.cornell.edu/news-events

Contact E-Mail

lmb20@cornell.edu

Contact Name

Lynn Bertoia

Contact Phone

(607) 255-5406

Speaker

Brooke Erin Duffy

Speaker Affiliation

Dept. of Communication

Disability Access Information

https://www.library.cornell.edu/services/disability

Open To

Free and open to all

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