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Working Girls: The Precariat of Chick Lit

Suzanne Ferriss

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/9780252039577.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter argues that chick lit offers an inherent critique of women's economic precarity. Chick-lit novels have been criticized for glamorizing consumption and irresponsibly promoting unchecked ... More


Chick Noir: Surveilling Femininity and the Affects of Loss in Gone Girl

Pamela Thoma

in Noir Affect

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780823287802
eISBN:
9780823290390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823287802.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter explores a surprising shift that has occurred in postfeminist popular culture and more specifically “chick culture” in the wake of the global economic crisis. Chick noir forms itself in ... More


. Pragmatism Vs. Sentimentality: Amelioration in the Postfeminist Cycle

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/9780748693368.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter Two considers one of the most fundamental and recurring concerns of the contemporary cultural landscape and that is the interaction between, and blurring of, ideas of reality and ideas of ... More


Between modernity and marginality: Celtic Tiger cinema

Ruth Barton

in From prosperity to austerity: A socio-cultural critique of the Celtic Tiger and its aftermath

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719091674
eISBN:
9781781707197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091674.003.0016
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter examines and analyses the industrial developments, international influences and local productions relating to Irish cinema in the Celtic Tiger period. It considers funding opportunities, ... More


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