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Learning to Love

Laurie Essig

in Love, Inc.: Dating Apps, the Big White Wedding, and Chasing the Happily Neverafter

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520295018
eISBN:
9780520967922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295018.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter considers how we learn to love at an early age from a variety of cultural productions, such as Disney films and teen romance novels. It digs deep into the culture of Twilight and its ... More


Fifty Shades 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


E. L. James

Tim Parks

in Life and Work: Writers, Readers, and the Conversations between Them

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300215366
eISBN:
9780300216738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215366.003.0020
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter offers a reading of E. L. James's novel Fifty Shades of Grey, which features explicitly erotic scenes with elements of sexual practices involving sadomasochism. The novel's underlying ... More


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