Postfemininities In Popular Culture

Hardcover | April 15, 2009

byStephanie Genz

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Addressing the contradictions surrounding modern-day femininity and its complicated relationship with feminism and postfeminism, this book examines a range of popular female/feminist icons and paradigms. It offers an innovative and forward-looking perspective on femininity and the modern female self.

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Addressing the contradictions surrounding modern-day femininity and its complicated relationship with feminism and postfeminism, this book examines a range of popular female/feminist icons and paradigms. It offers an innovative and forward-looking perspective on femininity and the modern female self.

STEPHANIE GENZ is Senior Lecturer in Media and Culture at Edge Hill University. She specializes in contemporary gender and cultural theory. Her publications include Postfeminism: Culture Texts and Theories, Postfeminist Gothic: Critical Interventions in Contemporary Culture and Key Concepts in Popular Culture. 

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.82 × 5.62 × 0.78 inPublished:April 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230551505

ISBN - 13:9780230551503

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction: The F-Words
Part I: From Feminine Mystique to Girl Power
The Problem That Has a Name: The Feminine Concentration Camp
Burning the Bra: Second Wave Enemies of Glamour
Boiling the Bunny: The Backlash and Macho Feminism
Going Pink: Postfeminism and Girl Power
Part II: Postfemininities
The (Un)happy Housewife Heroine
Having It All: The Superwoman
Making It on Her Own: The Singleton
Fighting It: The Supergirl
Afterword
Notes
Bibliography
Index