Geek Chic: Smart Women in Popular Culture

Geek Chic: Smart Women in Popular Culture

by Sherrie A. Inness
     
 

Using popular culture as a fertile environment for challenging the stereotype that the most brilliant geeks or nerds must be men, the essays in this book demonstrate how the popular media repeatedly affirms stereotypes of femininity while paradoxically challenging the stigmatization of smart women. Contributors salute a wide range of popular characters and real

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Using popular culture as a fertile environment for challenging the stereotype that the most brilliant geeks or nerds must be men, the essays in this book demonstrate how the popular media repeatedly affirms stereotypes of femininity while paradoxically challenging the stigmatization of smart women. Contributors salute a wide range of popular characters and real female role models, from Daria to Hillary Rodham Clinton, weaving in references to television shows like Gilmore Girls and analyses of classic icons like Sabrina.

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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
Publication date:
04/17/2007
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
202
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.49(d)

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