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The Resource Girlfriends and postfeminist sisterhood, by Alison Winch, Middlesex University, UK

Girlfriends and postfeminist sisterhood, by Alison Winch, Middlesex University, UK

Label
Girlfriends and postfeminist sisterhood
Title
Girlfriends and postfeminist sisterhood
Statement of responsibility
by Alison Winch, Middlesex University, UK
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"From Mean Girls to BFF, Girlfriends and Postfeminist Sisterhood explores female sociality in postfeminist popular culture. Focusing on a range of media forms, including film, magazines, conduct books, TV and digital networking sites, Alison Winch reveals the ways in which friendships are increasingly encouraged to be strategic. Girlfriendship is examined as an affective social relation where slut-shamers, frenemies and bridezillas bond by controlling each other's body image through a 'girlfriend gaze'. Through a combination of psychosociological theory and media analysis, this book offers a complex understanding of patriarchy, by looking at how neoliberalism penetrates the intimate relations between women."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Winch, Alison
Dewey number
791.45/72
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1992.77.G5533
LC item number
W56 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Television and women
  • Television and women
  • Mädchen
  • Freundschaft
  • Massenkultur
  • Fernsehserie
  • Frauenfreundschaft
  • Freundin
Label
Girlfriends and postfeminist sisterhood, by Alison Winch, Middlesex University, UK
Link
http://www.palgraveconnect.com/doifinder/10.1057/9781137312747
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 204-214)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Girlfriend culture -- The girlfriend gaze. Normative cruelties : Mean girls ; Who cares about letting go? : Heat magazine ; Gynaeopticon ; 'How I went from fat to fit' : erotic capital ; School girls to cougars -- BFF co-brands. Misogyny : Trinny and Susannah ; Health : Skinny bitch ; How to be a girl : Fearne and Holly ; 'I have been the same weight since I was fourteen' ; Frenemies -- Strategic sisterhoods. Girlfriend reflexivity : Sex and the city ; Social capital ; Carrie Bradshaw as self-brand ; Plastic women : Lipstick jungle ; 'I'm hiding testicles under my skirt!' : the masquerade ; Exclusive sisterhoods : Cashmere mafia ; 'Friendship is just another word for foreplay' : The L word ; Fandom and co-producing media brands -- Womance. The girlfriend flick ; Competition : In her shoes and Baby mama ; Bridezillas : Bride wars and Sex and the city 1 ; Intergenerational : The Devil wears Prada and The women ; Imperfect : Bridesmaids and Your sister's sister -- Making white lives better? The mammy : The help and Sex and the city 1 ; Orientalism : Sex and the city 2 ; White feminism : 2 broke girls ; Deconstructing girlfriendship : Girls -- Catfight. Branded sociality : The hills ; Rivalry : Paris Hilton ; Slut-shaming : Sorority girls ; Surveillance, comparison and the self-brand -- Class and British reality television. The contact zone : What not to wear ; Loving meanness : Cook yourself thin ; The other woman : Wife swap -- The friendship market. Here comes the brand ; Celebrity brands ; Weight loss convergence ; Facebook friends -- Conclusion: Feminism, friendship and conflict
Control code
ocn852224862
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 222 pages
Isbn
9780230348752
Lccn
2013051075
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780230348752
  • (OCoLC)852224862
Label
Girlfriends and postfeminist sisterhood, by Alison Winch, Middlesex University, UK
Link
http://www.palgraveconnect.com/doifinder/10.1057/9781137312747
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 204-214)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Girlfriend culture -- The girlfriend gaze. Normative cruelties : Mean girls ; Who cares about letting go? : Heat magazine ; Gynaeopticon ; 'How I went from fat to fit' : erotic capital ; School girls to cougars -- BFF co-brands. Misogyny : Trinny and Susannah ; Health : Skinny bitch ; How to be a girl : Fearne and Holly ; 'I have been the same weight since I was fourteen' ; Frenemies -- Strategic sisterhoods. Girlfriend reflexivity : Sex and the city ; Social capital ; Carrie Bradshaw as self-brand ; Plastic women : Lipstick jungle ; 'I'm hiding testicles under my skirt!' : the masquerade ; Exclusive sisterhoods : Cashmere mafia ; 'Friendship is just another word for foreplay' : The L word ; Fandom and co-producing media brands -- Womance. The girlfriend flick ; Competition : In her shoes and Baby mama ; Bridezillas : Bride wars and Sex and the city 1 ; Intergenerational : The Devil wears Prada and The women ; Imperfect : Bridesmaids and Your sister's sister -- Making white lives better? The mammy : The help and Sex and the city 1 ; Orientalism : Sex and the city 2 ; White feminism : 2 broke girls ; Deconstructing girlfriendship : Girls -- Catfight. Branded sociality : The hills ; Rivalry : Paris Hilton ; Slut-shaming : Sorority girls ; Surveillance, comparison and the self-brand -- Class and British reality television. The contact zone : What not to wear ; Loving meanness : Cook yourself thin ; The other woman : Wife swap -- The friendship market. Here comes the brand ; Celebrity brands ; Weight loss convergence ; Facebook friends -- Conclusion: Feminism, friendship and conflict
Control code
ocn852224862
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 222 pages
Isbn
9780230348752
Lccn
2013051075
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780230348752
  • (OCoLC)852224862

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