Presentation Title

The Kardashian Matriarchy and Feminist Theory

Presenter Information

Lydia SylvesterFollow

Document Type

Panel Presentation

Keywords

kardashians, matriarchy, feminism, reality, television, social media, pop culture, media

Biography

Lydia Sylvester is a West Virginia native studying Political Science at Marshall University in preparation for law school following the conclusion of her studies. Since she will be taking a gap year after earning her Bachelors degree due to earning a four year degree in only two years, she will be continuing in her position as a Client Intake Specialist at Warner Law Offices, in Charleston, WV.

Major

Political Science

Advisor for this project

Dr. Jamie Warner

Start Date

18-4-2019 3:30 PM

End Date

18-4-2019 4:45 PM

Abstract

Reality Television has been around for the past 48 years and has increasingly became more political in its nature. Keeping Up with the Kardashians premiered in 2007 and the family has since become a Matriarchal Empire that touches on sensitive topics that are often overlooked. In this paper, I will seek to explore how feminism has plaid a role in the Kardashian families success and the political repercussions they dodge in very unique ways. Additionally, I will be examining the relation between this constructed reality in regards to Capitalism and Neoliberalism.

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The Kardashian Matriarchy and Feminist Theory

Reality Television has been around for the past 48 years and has increasingly became more political in its nature. Keeping Up with the Kardashians premiered in 2007 and the family has since become a Matriarchal Empire that touches on sensitive topics that are often overlooked. In this paper, I will seek to explore how feminism has plaid a role in the Kardashian families success and the political repercussions they dodge in very unique ways. Additionally, I will be examining the relation between this constructed reality in regards to Capitalism and Neoliberalism.