Interrogating Postfeminism

Author: Yvonne Tasker
Editor: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822390418
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This timely collection brings feminist critique to bear on contemporary postfeminist mass media culture, analyzing phenomena ranging from action films featuring violent heroines to the “girling” of aging women in productions such as the movie Something’s Gotta Give and the British television series 10 Years Younger. Broadly defined, “postfeminism” encompasses a set of assumptions that feminism has accomplished its goals and is now a thing of the past. It presumes that women are unsatisfied with their (taken for granted) legal and social equality and can find fulfillment only through practices of transformation and empowerment. Postfeminism is defined by class, age, and racial exclusions; it is youth-obsessed and white and middle-class by default. Anchored in consumption as a strategy and leisure as a site for the production of the self, postfeminist mass media assumes that the pleasures and lifestyles with which it is associated are somehow universally shared and, perhaps more significantly, universally accessible. Essays by feminist film, media, and literature scholars based in the United States and United Kingdom provide an array of perspectives on the social and political implications of postfeminism. Examining magazines, mainstream and independent cinema, popular music, and broadcast genres from primetime drama to reality television, contributors consider how postfeminism informs self-fashioning through makeovers and cosmetic surgery, the “metrosexual” male, the “black chick flick,” and more. Interrogating Postfeminism demonstrates not only the viability of, but also the necessity for, a powerful feminist critique of contemporary popular culture. Contributors. Sarah Banet-Weiser, Steven Cohan, Lisa Coulthard, Anna Feigenbaum, Suzanne Leonard, Angela McRobbie, Diane Negra, Sarah Projansky, Martin Roberts, Hannah E. Sanders, Kimberly Springer, Yvonne Tasker, Sadie Wearing

Interrogating Postfeminism Gender And The Politics Of Popular Culture

Author: Yvonne Tasker
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Gender Agency And Coercion

Author: S. Madhok
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137295619
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Drawing on recent feminist discussions, this collection critically reassesses ideas about agency, exploring the relationship between agency and coercion in greater depth and across a range of disciplinary perspectives and ethical contexts.

Lifestyle Media In American Culture

Author: Maureen E. Ryan
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1315464950
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This book explores the emergence of "lifestyle" in the US, first as a term that has become an organizing principle for the self and for the structure of everyday life, and later as a pervasive form of media that encompasses a variety of domestic and self-improvement genres, from newspaper columns to design blogs. Drawing on the methodologies of cultural studies and feminist media studies, and built upon a series of case studies from newspapers, books, television programs, and blogs, it tracks the emergence of lifestyle’s discursive formation and shows its relevance in contemporary media culture. It is, in the broadest sense, about the role played by the explosion of lifestyle media texts in changing conceptualizations of selfhood and domestic life.

Rhetoric Of Femininity

Author: Donnalyn Pompper
Editor: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498519369
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This book offers a rhetorical examination of how femininity is defined and portrayed across media and popular culture. To do so, Pompper analyzes interviews with women representing multiple age, ethnic, and sexual orientation groups.

Age Studies

Author: Susan Pickard
Editor: SAGE
ISBN: 1473958970
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"With great rigour, yet an enviable lightness of touch, Susan Pickard has written an engaging and accessible book that students will love." - Rosaline Gill, City University London "A scholarly tour de force that brings into focus the various disciplines, histories, literatures and knowledges that have transformed us into modern subjects of age." - Stephen Katz, Trent University Age Studies takes an invigorating approach to the study of age and ageing in contemporary society. Encompassing ageing throughout the life course, taking in childhood, adolescence, mid-life and older age, and situated explicitly within a sociological disciplinary framework, Age Studies: Explores current social science debates on the study of ageing linking these to core sociological concepts. Links theory and application, using a variety of examples and international case studies Includes chapter summaries, further reading and guided questions. A thought-provoking companion to advanced undergraduates and postgraduate student studying ageing, older people, social gerontology and related courses.

Tom Sawyer

Author: Mark Twain
Editor:
ISBN: 9783811826212
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Ber Das Befremdliche Berleben Des Neoliberalismus

Author: Colin Crouch
Editor: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 3518760904
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Spätestens als Lehman Brothers im September 2008 Insolvenz anmelden mußte, hatte es für einen kurzen Moment den Anschein, als habe die letzte Stunde des Neoliberalismus geschlagen: Nachdem das Mantra vom Markt und von der Privatisierung seit den siebziger Jahren in aller Munde war, sollten nun die Regierungen eingreifen, um systemrelevante Banken zu retten. Die Kompetenz der Wirtschaftsführer stand massiv in Frage. Heute, nur drei Jahre später, bekommen die Manager wieder riesige Boni. Zur Refinanzierung der Rettungspakete werden Sozialleistungen gekürzt. Die Logik des radikalen Wettbewerbs und des unternehmerischen Selbst prägt nach wie vor unsere Mentalität. Wie ist das möglich? Diese Frage stellt Colin Crouch in seinem großen neuen Essay. Der Autor des vielbeachteten Bestsellers »Postdemokratie« zeichnet die Ideengeschichte des Neoliberalismus nach und betont, daß der Konflikt Staat vs. Markt zu kurz greift: Es sind die gigantischen transnationalen Konzerne, unter denen die Demokratie »und« das Marktmodell leiden. Doch wir können uns wehren, indem wir uns auf unsere Werte und unsere Macht als Verbraucher besinnen. Das ist Crouchs optimistische Vision einer sozialen und demokratischen Marktwirtschaft.

Top Girls

Author: Angela McRobbie
Editor: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783531162720
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Mit dieser fulminanten Studie über den gegenwärtigen Zustand des Feminismus und seiner Verhandlung in der Populärkultur nimmt Angela McRobbie das zeitgenössische Aufatmen über das ,Ende des Feminismus’ kritisch ins Visier. Nicht zuletzt sei dies auch eine Folge davon, dass boshafte Retraditionalisierungen von Geschlechterregimes die (kulturelle) Oberhand gewinnen. McRobbie analysiert empirisch, wie sich Konsum- und Populärkultur Rhetoriken und Bilder von weiblicher Freiheit und Autonomie aneignen und damit vordergründig den Erfolg von Frauen zu unterstützen scheinen. Doch McRobbies Tiefenbohrungen in die Welten von Bridget Jones und Heidi Klum zeigen, dass Frauen faktisch in neue, post-feministische ,neurotische’ Abhängigkeiten gedrängt und (wieder einmal) degradiert werden. Scharfzüngig analysiert die Autorin kulturelle Phänomene und deren widersprüchlichen Wirkungen im Alltag von Frauen: Modephotographie, Fernsehserien, die ,Bearbeitung’ des Körpers und deren Zusammenhang mit Essstörungen, ,sinnloser Wut’, Körperhysterie. Angela McRobbie wird mit diesem Buch ihrer Position als prominente feministische Stimme und Klassikerin der Cultural Studies einmal mehr gerecht.

Living Dolls

Author: Natasha Walter
Editor:
ISBN: 9783596189960
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