The Aftermath of Feminism: Gender, Culture and Social Change

The Aftermath of Feminism: Gender, Culture and Social Change

by Angela McRobbie
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0761970622

ISBN-13: 9780761970620

Pub. Date: 12/04/2008

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Congratulations to Dr. Mc Robbie! This book has been named to the list of books for the 2009 Critics Choice Book Award of the American Educational Studies Association (AESA).

These essays show Angela Mc Robbie reflecting on a range of issues which have political consequence for women, particularly young women, in a context where it is frequently assumed that

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Congratulations to Dr. Mc Robbie! This book has been named to the list of books for the 2009 Critics Choice Book Award of the American Educational Studies Association (AESA).

These essays show Angela Mc Robbie reflecting on a range of issues which have political consequence for women, particularly young women, in a context where it is frequently assumed that progress has been made in the last 30 years, and that with gender issues now 'mainstreamed' in cultural and social life, the moment of feminism per se is now passed.

Mc Robbie trenchantly argues that it is precisely on these grounds that invidious forms of gender -re-stabilisation are able to be re-established. Consumer culture, she argues, encroaches on the terrain of so called female freedom, appears supportive of female success only to tie women into new post-feminist neurotic dependencies.

These nine essays span a wide range of topics, including

- the UK government's 'new sexual contract' to young women,

- popular TV makeover programmes,

- feminist theories of backlash and the 'undoing' of sexual politics,

- feminism in a global frame

- the 'illegible rage' underlying contemporary femininities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761970620
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
12/04/2008
Series:
Culture, Representation and Identity Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Post Feminism and Popular Culture; Bridget Jones and the New Gender Regime
Feminism Undone? The Cultural Politics of Disarticulation
Top Girls? Young Women and the New Sexual Contract
Illegible Rage: Post-Feminist Disorders.
What Not to Wear; Post-Feminist Symbolic Violence
Conclusion; Inside and Outside the Feminist Academy

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