The Aftermath of Feminism
Gender, Culture and Social Change
By (author) Angela McRobbie
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Aftermath of Feminism by Angela McRobbie
Book DescriptionIn this trenchant inquiry into the state of feminism, Angela McRobbie breaks open the politics of sexual equality and 'affirmative feminism' and sets down a new theory of gender power. Challenging the most basic assumptions of the 'end' of feminism, this book argues that invidious forms of gender re-stabilisation are being re-established. Consumer and popular culture encroach on the terrain of so-called female freedom, appearing supportive of female success, yet tying women into new post-feminist neurotic dependencies. With a scathing critique of 'women's empowerment', McRobbie has developed a distinctive feminist analysis that she uses to examine socio-cultural phenomena embedded in contemporary women's lives: from fashion photography and the television 'make-over' genre to eating disorders, body anxiety and 'illegible rage'. A turning point in feminist theory, The Aftermath of Feminism will set a new agenda for gender studies and cultural studies.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780761970620
(234mm x 156mm x 13mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 20-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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In this exciting new book Angela McRobbie charts the euphoric moment of the new creative economy, as it rose to prominence in the UK during the Blair years, and considers it from the perspective of contemporary experience of economic austerity and uncertainty about work and employment.
Uses of Cultural Studies, Paperback (April 2005)
This book offers an introduction to the theory and practice of cultural studies through a critical engagement with the work of six foundational theorists: Hall, Bhabha, Butler, Gilroy, Bourdieu and Jameson. By looking at the key themes and central dynamics of their writings, McRobbie introduces their work and their contribution.
Feminism and Youth Culture, Paperback (May 2000)» View all books by Angela McRobbie
The new edition of this text brings together six essays from the original edition with two co-authored pieces and a new introduction and concluding chapter that considers the changes in the 1980s and 1990s years impacting on young women.
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Author Biography - Angela McRobbie
Angela McRobbie is Professor of Communications at Goldsmiths College, London, and her recent books include: British Fashion Design (Routledge, 1998), In the Culture Society, (Routledge, 1999), and Feminism and Youth Culture: Second Edition (Palgrave, 2000)
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