The Cultural Turn to Softness: A Syllabus

This is a collection of material that I understand as evidence of a cultural turn to softness. Much of this material also highlights the commodification of these soft impulses. I understand softness as an orientation toward vulnerability, emotionality, and earnestness. These are qualities that have been feminized and, thus, devalued in Western society. I will be adding to this page as I find more relevant material.

The Cultural Turn to Softness: A Syllabus

http://www.loramathis.com/kipp-harbor-times/

https://andischwartzwrites.com/2017/04/21/what-i-mean-when-i-talk-about-softness/

https://andischwartzwrites.com/2017/04/22/the-future-is-soft-on-soft-femme-hard-femme-and-femme-theory/

https://andischwartzwrites.com/2017/06/08/is-softness-a-critical-performance-of-femininity/

https://www.lokidesign.net/journal/2016/2/22/the-propaganda-of-pantone-colour-and-subcultural-sublimation

https://www.theliftedbrow.com/liftedbrow/ironic-sexism-the-male-gaze-of-hipster-spaces

https://ravishly.com/boycotting-chill?utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR37y6SVynmtVRoscDrTh6CDID1J8G4_8IUBfCwypeC2xDD-59U4KuvFoLY

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