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Splattered Ink: Postfeminist Gothic Fiction and Gendered Violence

Sarah E. Whitney

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040467
eISBN:
9780252098895
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040467.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

In-depth and refreshingly readable, this book is a bold analysis of postfeminist gothic, a literary genre that continues to jar readers, reject happy endings, and find powerful new ways to talk about ... More


Technologies of Sexiness: Sex, Identity, and Consumer Culture

Adrienne Evans and Sarah Riley

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199914760
eISBN:
9780190202545
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199914760.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology

What does sexiness mean today? Has sexiness become something that is bought and sold? What identity effects does a sexiness informed by consumer culture have? This book addresses these questions, off ... More


The Case of the Sexy Jewess: Dance, Gender and Jewish Joke-work in US Pop Culture

Hannah Schwadron

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190624194
eISBN:
9780190624231
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190624194.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

This book documents the unorthodox case of the Sexy Jewess, a distinctive figure of twenty-first-century American Jewishness. Versions of her image proliferate in US popular culture among ... More


Working Girls: Fiction, Sexuality, and Modernity

Katherine Mullin

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198724841
eISBN:
9780191792342
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198724841.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Working Girls: Fiction, Sexuality, and Modernity investigates the significance of a new form of sexual identity at the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth century. Young women of the ... More


Pop-Feminist Narratives: The Female Subject under Neoliberalism in North America, Britain, and Germany

Emily Spiers

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198820871
eISBN:
9780191860461
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198820871.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Emily Spiers explores the recent phenomenon of ‘pop-feminism’ and pop-feminist writing across North America, Britain, and Germany. Pop-feminism is characterized by its engagement with popular culture ... More


Situating Music Video: Between Feminism and Popular Culture

Diane Railton and Paul Watson

in Music Video and the Politics of Representation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748633227
eISBN:
9780748671021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633227.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter situates the music video between feminism and popular culture. The notion of postfeminism became a key weapon in the ‘pre-emptive strike’ that prevented feminism reaching its political ... More


Action women

Lisa Purse

in Contemporary Action Cinema

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638178
eISBN:
9780748670857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638178.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The chapter introduces and historicises the key debates about the female action hero, before offering an extended investigation of the representation of the female action hero in contemporary action ... More


Contemporary Women’s Writing In French

Amaleena Damlé

in The Becoming of the Body: Contemporary Women's Writing in French

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748668212
eISBN:
9781474400923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748668212.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The introduction explores the terrain of women’s writing in French over the course of the late twentieth century and into the new millennium. It locates the place of women’s writing on the ... More


American Postfeminist Cinema: Women, Romance and Contemporary Culture

Michele Schreiber

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780748693368
eISBN:
9780748696772
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693368.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In light of their tremendous gains in the political and professional sphere, and their ever-expanding options, why is it that most contemporary American films aimed at women still focus almost ... More


Informed Consent Laws: Ultrasound, Surveillance, and Postfeminist Reproductive Rights

Jennifer M. Denbow

in Governed through Choice: "Autonomy, Technology, and the Politics of Reproduction"

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479828838
eISBN:
9781479808977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479828838.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 3 examines recent state-level informed consent laws, with a focus on laws that mandate ultrasounds before abortion. Beginning with an exploration of gender, neoliberalism, and ... More


: Women, Postfeminism and Romance

Michele Schreiber

in American Postfeminist Cinema: Women, Romance and Contemporary Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780748693368
eISBN:
9780748696772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693368.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The introduction presents the framework of the book and explains how female-centered romance films made since the early 1980s operate as a cycle, with both comedic and dramatic films reflecting ... More


. ‘Both Glad and Sorry’: Romance Cycles and Women’s Politics

Michele Schreiber

in American Postfeminist Cinema: Women, Romance and Contemporary Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780748693368
eISBN:
9780748696772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693368.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter One puts the postfeminist romance cycle into historical context by examining how it both follows, and deviates from, its predecessors: the classical romance film, and the feminist romance ... More


Standing By Their Men: What Promise Keeper and Million Man March Women Wanted

Deborah Gray White

in Lost in the USA: American Identity from the Promise Keepers to the Million Mom March

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040900
eISBN:
9780252099403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040900.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter looks at why women associated with the Promise Keepers and most black women supported the men’s marches. It shows that both groups of women believed in the folly of radical feminism, the ... More


Grotesque Cuteness of Shōjo: Representations of Goth-Loli in Japanese Contemporary TV Anime

Akiko Sugawa-Shimada

in Japanese Animation: East Asian Perspectives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617038099
eISBN:
9781621039594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038099.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter examines representations of goth-loli shōjo (gothic-Lolita girls) in Japanese television anime in the 2000s in the contexts of Japanese “femininity” and “postfeminism.” It also considers ... More


Desperate Housewives: The Suburb as Social Space

Timotheus Vermeulen

in Scenes from the Suburbs: The Suburb in Contemporary US Film and Television

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748691661
eISBN:
9781474400909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748691661.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In the public mind, there is a correlation between women and suburbs. “Women and suburbs, Susan Saegert notes, are thought “to share domesticity, repose, closeness to nature, lack of seriousness, ... More


Terror and Brightness: What Can Postfeminist Gothic Do?

Sarah E. Whitney

in Splattered Ink: Postfeminist Gothic Fiction and Gendered Violence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040467
eISBN:
9780252098895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040467.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter discusses the continuing relevance of postfeminist gothic works in literature. “Postfeminism” is used throughout this book to describe a powerful cultural sensibility that assumes that ... More


Parabasis (Before the Act)

Anne Emmanuelle Berger

in The Queer Turn in Feminism: Identities, Sexualities, and the Theater of Gender

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823253852
eISBN:
9780823260904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823253852.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In this preliminary chapter, the author, a leading Franco-American scholar, discusses the spatial and temporal discrepancies that affect her view of the theoretical and political landscape she is ... More


‘From Schoolgirl to Stardom’: The Discovery and Development of Helena Bonham Carter and Emily Lloyd in the 1980s and 1990s

Melanie Williams

in Female Stars of British Cinema: The Women in Question

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474405638
eISBN:
9781474434843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474405638.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter compares and contrasts the fortunes of two different teenage discoveries of 1980s British cinema, Helena Bonham Carter and Emily Lloyd, finding similarities in the prurient sexualisation ... More


<i>Fifty Shades</i> of Postfeminism: Contextualizing Readers’ Reflections on the Erotic Romance Series

Melissa A. Click

in Cupcakes, Pinterest, and Ladyporn: Feminized Popular Culture in the Early Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039577
eISBN:
9780252097669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039577.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter examines the meaning of Fifty Shades of Grey to the women who read it, within the context of a postfeminist sexualized culture. Like the Twilight series upon which it is based, Fifty ... More


Television for <i>All</i> Women?: Devious Maids

Jillian Báez

in Cupcakes, Pinterest, and Ladyporn: Feminized Popular Culture in the Early Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039577
eISBN:
9780252097669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039577.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter analyzes the content and reception of the first season of Devious Maids within an institutional context. In doing so, it views the series as a contested form of feminized popular culture ... More


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