Domesticity Again, Domesticity Forever: Cottagecore and Domestic Media History
Caroline N. Bayne / University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

The cottagecore trend is finding new expression on Tiktok as users present highly curated visions of domesticity. Caroline N. Bayne explores the myths in cottagecore aesthetics and the ways in which they present the home as a sacred space untroubled by the world of work.

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Desperate Citizens

by: John McMurria / DePaul University
Extreme Makeover Home Edition contestants are portrayed as good and deserving citizens who are the victims of misfortunes beyond their control. However, while EMHE helps these deserving citizens, the corporate sponsored show fails to recognize the irony inherent in the fact that it is these very corporations that contribute to these problems in the first place.

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