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Feminist Popular Fiction

Feminist Popular Fiction

by M. Makinen


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An examination of feminist writers' appropriation of a range of popular genres: detective fiction, science fiction, romance and the fairy tale. The author argues that feminists can successfully appropriate all four genres because genres, as cultural productions, have accommodated the cultural changes brought about by second-wave feminism. The book provides a history of each of the genres, reinstating women's contributions in those histories, and a comprehensive review of the feminist critical debates on each of the genres.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780333793176
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 09/25/2001
Edition description: 2001
Pages: 198
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

MERJA MAKINEN is Principal Lecturer in English Literary Studies at Middlesex University. She has published Female Fetishism: A New Look with Lorraine Gamman, Joyce Cary: A Descriptive Bibliography, and a number of essays on Angela Carter.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Introduction: Unlashing the Genres Feminism and Genre Fiction The Romance The Fairy Tale Detective Fiction Science Fiction Endnotes Bibliography Index

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