Philosophical Feminism and Popular Culture

Philosophical Feminism and Popular Culture

by Sharon Crasnow
     
 

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The eight essays contained in this book explore the portrayal of women, and various philosophical responses to that portrayal in contemporary post-civil rights society. They bring feminist voices to the conversation about gender and attests to the importance of feminist critique in what is sometimes claimed to be a post-feminist era.See more details below

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The eight essays contained in this book explore the portrayal of women, and various philosophical responses to that portrayal in contemporary post-civil rights society. They bring feminist voices to the conversation about gender and attests to the importance of feminist critique in what is sometimes claimed to be a post-feminist era.

Editorial Reviews

Jane Duran
Joanne Waugh and Sharon Crasnow's volume is a valuable addition to contemporary feminist work. From 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' to television and beyond, the book helps the reader along with the underexamined intersection between feminism, philosophy and popular culture. The introduction is especially valuable as an explanatory piece on the sets of distinctions between popular art and other varieties.
Jane Caputi
Feminist philosophy gives attention to everyday life and social practices and the discourses that accompany these. Everyday popular culture remains an enormously influential source for both sexist constructions of women’s role and character as well as potent and vivid challenges to these. These essays by noted feminist philosophers range over topics including Black female comics, Sex and the City, Mad Men, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series, and Battlestar Gallactica. They will enliven classroom discussions and be of interest to popular culture theorists as well as philosophers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739172247
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
01/01/2013
Pages:
210
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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