Feminism in Popular Culture

Overview

What is the relationship between feminism and popular culture? Has there been a "backlash" against feminism, or is feminism incorporated into the mainstream? Can feminism learn from popular culture? This book explores these questions through a diverse range of texts and sites, including: Bridget Jones, African-American music videos, news coverage, radio shows, the Scream trilogy, Sex and the City, hip hop, and more. The book does not assume that popular culture could benefit from a feminist "makeover," instead, ...

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Overview

What is the relationship between feminism and popular culture? Has there been a "backlash" against feminism, or is feminism incorporated into the mainstream? Can feminism learn from popular culture? This book explores these questions through a diverse range of texts and sites, including: Bridget Jones, African-American music videos, news coverage, radio shows, the Scream trilogy, Sex and the City, hip hop, and more. The book does not assume that popular culture could benefit from a feminist "makeover," instead, it analyzes how different meanings of feminism have been negotiated within popular culture and how popular culture has made sense of feminism.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781845202231
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 3/3/2006
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,132,543
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.46 (d)

Meet the Author

Joanne Hollows is Principal Lecturer in Media Cultural Studies at Nottingham Trent University. Rachel Moseley is Lecturer in Film and Television Studies at the University of Warwick.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Popularity Contests-The Meanings of Popular Feminism-Joanne Hollows and Rachel Moseley
• Part 1: Inter-Generational Relations of Femisnism
• Feminism in the News—Sandra Lilburban and Susan Sheridan
• Acts of Ambivalence and Ambiguity: Performing Femininity in Female-Authored TV Drama—Julia Hallam
• 'I'm Not my Mother': 'Scream' and Feminist Pedagogy—Kathleen Rowe Karlyn
• Part 2: Post-Feminism
• Keeping Up with the Jones's: Feminism, Femininity and the 'Bridget Jones Economy'—Anna Gough-Yates
• Post-Feminist Television Coming of Age: The Tragic Success of Feminism—Joke Hermes
• Part 3: Popular Feminism and its 'Others': Sexulaity, 'Race' and Nation
• Woorying About Vaginas: Feminism and Eve Ensler's 'The Vagina Monologues'—Christine Cooper and Sunina Maira
• Sex Workers Incorporated—Jane Arthurs
• 'Too Bootylicious For Ya': Third-wave Feminsim and Counternarratives of Black Femninity in Music Video—Rana Emerson
• Part 4: Negotiating and Resisting Feminisms
• Discipline and Pleasure: The Uneasy Relationship between Feminism and the Beauty Industry—Paula Black
• 'Psycho Men Slayers'-Illegitimate, Monstrous and Out There: Female Quake Clans and Inappropriate Pleasures—Helen Kennedy
• Crossing (B-Girl) Feminism In and Out of the Academy—Carla Ogaz
• Afterword—Charlotte Brunsdon

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