(Final Project) Annotated Bibliography

Adler, R. & Elmhorst, J.M. (2012). Communicating at work: Principles and practices for business and the professions (10th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.

            Adler and Elmhorst share observations about gender communication, including differences in listening and language. This information was used to determine the implications of Pinterest on gender communication.

Brooke, C. (2009). Lingua fracta: Toward a rhetoric of new media (pp. 113-134). Creskill, NJ: Hampton Press, Inc.

        Brooke offers observations regarding the differences between immersion and interaction. These insights were used when considering gender communication and Pinterest.


Jurgenson, N. (2012, March 5). Pinterest and feminism. In The Society Pages. Retrieved December 11, 2012, from http://thesocietypages.org/cyborgology/2012/03/05/pinterest-and-feminism/

            This blog post provided insight regarding how Pinterest is affecting feminism. The author further explains MacKinnon’s concepts of difference and dominance feminism and applies them to Pinterest.

Keith, W. (2008). The essential guide to rhetoric. New York, NY: St. Martin’s Press, Inc.


            Keith’s book offered insight regarding a person’s identity and how that identity is created. This information was helpful when considering the effect Pinterest has on women’s online identities and interests.

Lessig, L. (2008). Remix. London, England: The Penguin Press.

            Lessig discusses the concepts of remixing as a new way to contribute to the read-write culture. This book was used to determine why remixing is important in today’s culture; this was applied to Pinterest’s option of pinning original content.

MacKinnon, C. (1984). Difference and dominance: On sex discrimination. Theorizing Feminism.

            MacKinnon’s study examines the difference between difference and dominance feminism. Difference and dominance feminism offer two very different perspectives regarding women and their roles in society; these perspectives can be applied to Pinterest and its large female population.

Odell, A. (2012, October). How Pinterest is killing feminism. In BuzzFeed. Retrieved December 11, 2012, from http://www.buzzfeed.com/amyodell/how-pinterest-is-killing-feminism

            This blog post discusses the effect of Pinterest on feminism. The author believes staunchly that Pinterest has set the feminist movement back; therefore, this post supported the dominance feminism aspect of this paper.

Palmeri, J. (2012). Remixing Composition (pp. 3-63). N.p.: Southern Illinois University Press.

Palmeri discusses the concept of remixing. This book was used to support the idea that Pinterest’s option of uploading, pinning, and re-pinning new content is a form of remixing. 


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