Feminism in Popular Culture

Feminism in Popular Culture

by Joanne Hollows
     
 

ISBN-10: 1845202236

ISBN-13: 9781845202231

Pub. Date: 03/03/2006

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845202231
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
03/03/2006
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.46(d)

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 Lilburn 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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