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The Resource Feminism & popular culture : investigating the postfeminist mystique, Rebecca Munford & Melanie Waters

Feminism & popular culture : investigating the postfeminist mystique, Rebecca Munford & Melanie Waters

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Feminism & popular culture : investigating the postfeminist mystique
Title
Feminism & popular culture
Title remainder
investigating the postfeminist mystique
Statement of responsibility
Rebecca Munford & Melanie Waters
Title variation
Feminism and popular culture
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Language
eng
Summary
When the term "postfeminism" entered the media lexicon in the 1990s, it was often accompanied by breathless headlines about the "death of feminism." Those reports of feminism's death may have been greatly exaggerated, and yet contemporary popular culture often conjures up a world in which feminism had never even been born, a fictional universe filled with suburban Stepford wives, maniacal career women, alluring amnesiacs, and other specimens of retro femininity. In this book the authors consider why the twenty-first century media landscape is so haunted by the ghosts of these traditional figures that feminism otherwise laid to rest. Why, over fifty years since Betty Friedan's critique, does the feminine mystique exert such a strong spectral presence, and how has it been reimagined to speak to the concerns of a postfeminist audience? To answer these questions, the authors draw from a rich array of examples from contemporary film, fiction, music, and television, from the shadowy cityscapes of Homeland to the haunted houses of American Horror Story. Alongside this comprehensive analysis of today's popular culture, they offer a portrait of feminism's social and intellectual history, as well as an innovative application of Jacques Derrida's theories of "hauntology." This work thus not only considers how contemporary media is being visited by the ghosts of feminism's past, it raises vital questions about what this means for feminism's future. -- From publisher's website
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DLC
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1975-
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Munford, Rebecca
Dewey number
305.4201
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1190
LC item number
.M86 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1979-
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Waters, Melanie
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  • Feminist theory
  • Feminism and mass media
  • Women in popular culture
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Feminism & popular culture : investigating the postfeminist mystique, Rebecca Munford & Melanie Waters
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-201) and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Wonder women: "all the world is waiting for you" -- "Postfeminism" or "ghost feminism"? -- Postfeminist haunts: working girls in and out of the urban labyrinth -- Haunted housewives and the postfeminist mystique -- Who's that girl? : slayers, spooks and secret agents -- The return of the repressed: feminism, fear and the postfeminist gothic -- Ghostscript
Control code
ocn856647640
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 208 pages
Isbn
9780813566535
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013030559
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
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  • (Sirsi) i9780813566535
  • (OCoLC)856647640
Label
Feminism & popular culture : investigating the postfeminist mystique, Rebecca Munford & Melanie Waters
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-201) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Wonder women: "all the world is waiting for you" -- "Postfeminism" or "ghost feminism"? -- Postfeminist haunts: working girls in and out of the urban labyrinth -- Haunted housewives and the postfeminist mystique -- Who's that girl? : slayers, spooks and secret agents -- The return of the repressed: feminism, fear and the postfeminist gothic -- Ghostscript
Control code
ocn856647640
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 208 pages
Isbn
9780813566535
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013030559
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780813566535
  • (OCoLC)856647640

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