Geek Chic: Smart Women in Popular Culture / Edition 1

Geek Chic: Smart Women in Popular Culture / Edition 1

by S. Inness
     
 

ISBN-10: 1403979022

ISBN-13: 9781403979025

Pub. Date: 04/14/2008

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US

Mainstream society has often had a deeply rooted fear of intelligent women. Why do brilliant women make society ill at ease? Focusing on the US, Sherrie Inness and contributors explore this question in the context of the last two decades, arguing that more intelligent women are appearing in popular culture than ever before.

Overview

Mainstream society has often had a deeply rooted fear of intelligent women. Why do brilliant women make society ill at ease? Focusing on the US, Sherrie Inness and contributors explore this question in the context of the last two decades, arguing that more intelligent women are appearing in popular culture than ever before.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403979025
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
04/14/2008
Edition description:
2008
Pages:
202
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Who Remembers Sabrina? Intelligence, Gender, and the Media; S.A.Inness Beauty and the Geek: Changing Gender Stereotypes in the Gilmore Girls Century; K.E.Westman Lab Coats and Lipstick: Smart Women Reshape Science on Television; L.Jowett You Can See Things That Other People Can't: Changing Images of the Girl with Glasses, from Gidget to Daria; C.Conaway 'Pretty Smart': Subversive Intelligence in Girl Power Cartoons; R.C.Hains Super Slacker Girls: Dropping out but Divinely Inspired; M.Paule Back to the Future: The Brilliant Witches in Bewitched; L.Baughman, L.Manning & A.Burr-Miller Dangerous Minds: The Woman Professor on Television; L.H. Edwards Raising the Bar: Brilliant Women Lawyers from Ann Kelsey to Miranda Hobbes; S.Sutherland & S.Swan Savvy Women, Old Boy's School Politics, and The West Wing; B.Berila Heckling Hillary: Jokes, Late-Night Television, and Hillary Rodham Clinton; J.B.Thomas

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