Single Women in Popular Culture: The Limits of Postfeminism

Hardcover | November 25, 2011

byA. Taylor

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Single Women in Popular Culture demonstrates how single women continue to be figures of profound cultural anxiety. Examining a wide range of popular media forms,this is atimely, insightful and politically engaged book, exploring the ways in which postfeminism limits the representation of single women in popular culture.

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Single Women in Popular Culture demonstrates how single women continue to be figures of profound cultural anxiety. Examining a wide range of popular media forms,this is atimely, insightful and politically engaged book, exploring the ways in which postfeminism limits the representation of single women in popular culture.

ANTHEA TAYLOR is Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies at the University of Queensland, Australia. She is the author of Mediating Australian Feminism (Peter Lang, 2008) and has published articles in Australian Literary Studies, Australian Feminist Studies, Politics and Culture and Journal of Aust...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.02 inPublished:November 25, 2011Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230273823

ISBN - 13:9780230273825

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Theorizing Women's Singleness - Postfeminism, Neoliberalism and the Politics of Representation
From the Second Wave to Postfeminism - Single Women in Popular Discourse
Spinsters and Singletons - Bridget Jones's Diary and its Cultural Reverberations
Desperate and Dateless TV - Making Over the Single Woman
Self-Help and the Single Girl - From Salvation to Celebration
Blogging Solo - Women Refiguring Singleness
Bibliography
Index

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"Rejecting oversimplified accounts of her metamorphosis from spinster to singleton, this original book astutely assesses paradoxical cultural discourses wherein the single woman is sometimes approvingly evaluated for her exemplary conduct as a neoliberal subject yet often anxiously positioned as a challenge to heternormativity in a 'couple culture' that strenuously resists self examination." - Diane Negra, University College Dublin, Ireland