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Geek Chic: Smart Women in Popular Culture
     

Geek Chic: Smart Women in Popular Culture

by S. Inness (Editor)
 
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.

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"A fun read, and a thought-provoking one at that." - Curled Up With a Good Book

"[Inness] does an excellent job of showing how long girls culture has been shaping the gender of American women and how pervasively it does so." - The Lion and the Unicorn

"A significant contribution to girls studies." - Signs"Recommended." - CHOICE

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403979032
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
04/14/2008
Edition description:
2008
Pages:
202
Sales rank:
1,373,900
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.02(d)

Meet the Author

Sherrie A. Inness is Professor of English, Miami University. She is the author and editor of over a dozen books including Action Chicks (Palgrave 2004) and Secret Ingredients (Palgrave 2005).

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