Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorHalonen, Mia
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-31T08:10:56Z
dc.date.available2018-05-21T21:35:32Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationHalonen, M. (2015). Presenting “pissis girls”: Categorisation in a social media video. <em>Discourse, Context and Media</em>, 8 (June), 55-62. <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dcm.2015.05.002">doi:10.1016/j.dcm.2015.05.002</a>
dc.identifier.otherTUTKAID_66334
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/46724
dc.description.abstractIn Finland, a social category called “pissis girls” has evolved into a cultural concept, used widely in various discourses concerning young women. In the paper, the empirical focus is on how, in the context of a viral video disseminated in social media, a group of young girls are presented as representatives of this category. The video, called ÄM IRK, is a short edited clip of an emergent interaction between young men and girls meeting by chance in a park. Drawing on the notions of membership categorisation, cluster of indexes and indexical field, “enoughness” and authentication, the paper investigates how the edited video, through the means of de- and recontextualisation of the emergent interaction evokes the category of the pissis girls in the ways in which it represents young adolescent girls. More specifically, the paper shows how the edited video uses selected emblems and activities that have been interpreted as key indices of the pissis category, such as the use of alcohol and the appearance and vanity of the girls, as semiotic material evocative “enough” to make the category of pissisness salient. Furthermore, in order to categorise someone as an authentic pissis girl, one has to show how the girls deviate from the ones who are not, that is, the “ordinary” or “good” or “appropriate” girls. And, in turn, when some emblems and activities are considered bound to the pissis girl category, the norms concerning girls in general become visible. In the video, the dynamics of categorisation, authentication, and normativity merge.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherElsevier BV
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscourse, Context and Media
dc.subject.othercategorisation
dc.subject.otherde- and recontextualisation
dc.subject.otherenoughness
dc.subject.otherindexes
dc.subject.otherpissis girls
dc.titlePresenting “pissis girls”: Categorisation in a social media video
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-201508272763
dc.contributor.laitosSoveltavan kielentutkimuksen keskusfi
dc.contributor.laitosCentre for Applied Language Studiesen
dc.contributor.oppiaineSoveltava kielitiede
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.date.updated2015-08-27T09:15:02Z
dc.type.coarjournal article
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange55-62
dc.relation.issn2211-6958
dc.relation.numberinseriesJune
dc.relation.volume8
dc.type.versionacceptedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© 2015 Elsevier Ltd. This is a final draft version of an article whose final and definitive form has been published by Elsevier. Published in this repository with the kind permission of the publisher.
dc.rights.accesslevelopenAccessfi
dc.relation.doi10.1016/j.dcm.2015.05.002


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record