Il tuo browser non supporta JavaScript!

Crafting creativity and crafting the self. How female users construct the boundaries of creativity on Pinterest

digital Crafting creativity and crafting the self. How female users construct the boundaries of creativity on Pinterest
fascicolo COMUNICAZIONI SOCIALI - 2014 - 3. (En)gendered creativity. Actors Agencies Artifacts
titolo Crafting creativity and crafting the self. How female users construct the boundaries of creativity on Pinterest
editore Vita e Pensiero
formato Articolo | Pdf
online da 01-2015
issn 03928667 (stampa) | 18277969 (digitale)
Scrivi un commento per questo prodotto
€ 6,00

Ebook in formato Pdf leggibile su questi device:

This essay looks at Pinterest as a creative community for women. Pinterest, a virtual pinboard that allows users to share, in a visual way, inspiring things they have found on the Internet, has established itself as one of the most prominent social media sites to date. Vastly explored for the business and marketing opportunities it offers, Pinterest remains under researched as a social media platform, especially as it appeals to women, who constitute 80% of its user base. To address this gap, this essay investigates how female users construct the boundaries of creativity on Pinterest. In so doing, the essay uses, as a starting point, the notion of everyday creativity pertaining to the production of media content, which is novel in a given context. The overarching category of DIY & Crafts was chosen as a site for netnographic research with participant observation as a method of data collection and thematic analysis as a method of data analysis. The article presents four major findings: (1) Pinterest widens the traditional understanding of creativity and crafts by embracing diverse and unconventional content; (2) creativity on Pinterest is intertwined with, and often anchored in, consumption; (3) on Pinterest, creativity and crafts refer not only to making external objects, but also to individual development of users as women; (4) creativity brings ‘pinners’ together in an effort to pool knowledge and is the ideal that each user seems to connect to, yet it does not suffice to build a community. The essay also identifies similarities between Pinterest and earlier forms of media – print women’s magazines and how-to articles. Finally, the ambiguity of Pinterest is discussed in relation to its potential for empowerment, in particular as a source of pleasant feelings and a resource on creativity and everyday activities.


Il filosofo della bontà, un Candide 2.0 in carne e ossa
Intervista al filosofo catalano Josep Maria Esquirol che spiega il suo cammino dell'ingenuità e la forza della bontà.
Gauchet, La fine del dominio maschile
Anteprima del nuovo libro di Marcel Gauchet, "La fine del dominio maschile", un passaggio sulla scomparsa della figura del padre nella società e non solo.
Il grande codice. Bibbia e letteratura
Un'anteprima tratta dal libro "Il grande codice. Bibbia e letteratura" di Northrop Frye, un grande classico del pensiero critico.
Antigone encore! Il femminile e la polis
Mercoledì 4 dicembre in Università Cattolica un seminario per riflettere a partire dalla figura di Antigone sul valore della libertà e della disobbedienza civile intervallato da letture e performance artistiche.


* campi obbligatori


  • Cultura e storia
  • Filosofia morale
  • Grani di senape
  • Le nuove bussole
  • Metafisica e storia della metafisica
  • Punti
  • Relazioni internazionali e scienza politica.ASERI
  • Sestante
  • Studi interdisciplinari sulla famiglia
  • Temi metafisici e problemi del pensiero antico
  • Transizioni
  • Varia. Saggistica
  • Tutte le Collane