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Postfeminist Whiteness: Problematising Melancholic Burden in Contemporary Hollywood

Kendra Marston

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474430296
eISBN:
9781474453608
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474430296.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book is the first extended study into the politics of whiteness inherent within postfeminist popular cinema. It analyses a selection of Hollywood films dating from the turn of the millennium, ... More


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


Digital Feminist Activism: Girls and Women Fight Back Against Rape Culture

Kaitlynn Mendes, Jessica Ringrose, and Jessalynn Keller

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190697846
eISBN:
9780190697884
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190697846.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change, Gender and Sexuality

In recent years, feminists have turned to digital technologies and social media platforms to dialogue, network, and organize against contemporary sexism, misogyny, and rape culture. The emergence of ... 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


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


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


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


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


“Girls are the most powerful force of change on the planet.”: Situating Schoolgirlhood

Heather D. Switzer

in When the Light Is Fire: Maasai Schoolgirls in Contemporary Kenya

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042034
eISBN:
9780252050770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042034.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

The Introduction, “Situating Schoolgirlhood,” introduces readers to the local context of the case-study communities in Kajiado County, Kenya, and elaborates key concepts, including inhabited agency, ... 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


Performing Feminist Masculinity in a Postfeminist Era

Jessica Nydia Pabón-Colón

in Graffiti Grrlz: Performing Feminism in the Hip Hop Diaspora

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781479806157
eISBN:
9781479847426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479806157.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter engages an ongoing conversation within Hip Hop Studies in regards to masculinity. Instead of asking what Hip Hop masculinity does to girls and women, whereby they become victims of ... 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


Repeat to Remake: Diablo Cody and Karyn Kusama’s Jennifer’s Body

Katarzyna Paszkiewicz

in Genre, Authorship and Contemporary Women Filmmakers

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474425261
eISBN:
9781474449632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474425261.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

If, as Jane Gaines (2012) suggests, instead of ‘transgressing’ the formal dictates of the industrial genre (that is, instead of ‘going against genre’), some women filmmakers ‘go with genre’, this ... 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


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