The Gender Identity Of Young Women Constructed And Communicated Through Self Representation On Instagram

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How is the gender identity of young women constructed and communicated through self-representation on Instagram?

Student ID: 200901452
Module Name and ID: Critical Issues in Media and Communication (COMM5135M)

How is the gender identity of young women constructed and communicated through self-representation on Instagram?
The question that our research project asked was ‘How is the gender identity of young women constructed and communicated through self-representation on Instagram?’ Through this question we also looked to answer the questions of how women perform and communicate their femininity through and what are the gender stereotypes created by magazines that are reproduced by women on social media.
This essay will look at is why this research is important and how this research was conducted, it will highlight some of the key results that were found during the research and what it could mean in terms of femininity in the modern day. It will also mention the shortcoming of the research conducted and the limitations of the research.
There is more than one ‘self’, there is the ‘on stage’, ‘off stage’ and ‘back stage’ self. Each of these selves defines how a person might act depending on the situation. According to Goffman, the ‘ on stage’ and the ‘back stage’ are selves that require a performance, where one can control how they want to represent themselves and to an extent…
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