ISSN: 20404417
First published in 2010
2 issues per volume
Volume 7 Issue 2
Cover Date: December 2016
Kardashian komplicity: Performing post-feminist beauty
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Authors:  Giuliana Monteverde 
DOI: 10.1386/csfb.7.2.153_1

Keywords
post-feminism,beauty,neo-liberalism,femininity,reality television,Kardashians

Abstract
This article explores complicity by way of beauty, post-feminist neo-liberalism and the Kardashian-Jenner family. I begin by contextualizing complicity and outlining my approach to beauty. I assert that dismissals of the family as vulgar stem from sexist and femmephobic interpretations of their hypersexual, hyperfeminine gender performances, and the genre they are most famous for: reality television. Alongside this, I point to the neo-liberal post-feminist discourses utilized by the family in their presentation of beauty work. The Kardashian-Jenners should be approached from a feminist perspective, with appropriate nuance and reflexivity. Acknowledgement of complicity (theirs and mine) provides the space to do this.
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