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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


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


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


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


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


<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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