Social media celebrity

The Mind of Jake Paul: a YouTube documentary

Article
Kristiana Naydenova
16/12/2019
17 minutes to read

What happens when one YouTuber films another YouTuber? This paper analyzes the potential for truthtelling in the YouTube documentary The Mind Of Jake Paul.

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The Kardashian-Jenner Expository Empire

Article
Bibi Bonten
03/04/2020
14 minutes to read

Our values regarding privacy and dignity are changing in this online age, and exhibitionism is more alive than ever. The Kardashian family of influencers serves as an example to elaborate on these ongoing changes in our society.

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Stephanie Buttermore's Cheat Day videos

Article
Elina Postova
18/12/2019
10 minutes to read

Stephanie Buttermore and her layered social media personality give us insight into how influencers construct a widely desired body image. Her "Fantasy Cheat Days" make us wonder about the nature of such content and what it reflects.

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Joel Beukers gives his own twist to Foucault's biopower

Article
Yannick Arts
14/10/2019
11 minutes to read

Joel Beukers, a Dutch fitness guru and entrepreneur, has been very successful thanks to the obsession with the human body and the current technological era. His loud personality resembles that of another Dutch media personality.

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Jameela Jamil's 'I Weigh' movement and its weight on society

Article
Lea Goeron
06/01/2020
9 minutes to read

In this article, we deal with the concept of body positivity, Jameela Jamil's 'I Weigh' movement on social media, and how she is trying to make the online world a safer place for teenagers and adolescents insecure about their image. 

Miss Vietnam 2014: When beauty standards are "westernized"

Article
Nhu Truong
08/01/2020
14 minutes to read

This article discusses the public image of Miss Vietnam 2014, an "abnormal" Miss by Vietnamese standards, who is still considered a successful celebrity by those more familiar with "Western" cultural values.

The readable body of Trisha Paytas

Article
Egle Talandyte
09/12/2019
10 minutes to read

This paper uses the Foucauldian theoretical framework to analyze the online visual display of the (morphing) body of Trisha Paytas.