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Description - What a Girl Wants? by Diane Negra

"What a Girl Wants" holds up a mirror to the contemporary female subject who finds herself the target of contemporary advertisers. Centralized in commodity culture to a largely unprecedented degree at a time when Hollywood romantic comedies, chick-lit, and female-centered primetime TV dramas compete for her attention and spending power. Across the range of the female life cycle, girls and women of every age are now invited to celebrate their empowerment in a culture that sometimes seems dedicated to gratifying their every desire. This book asks why, at a moment of widespread and intense hype about the spectrum of female options, choices and pleasures available, so few women actually seem to find cause for celebration.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415452281
ISBN-10: 0415452287
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 200
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 20-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Diane Negra

University of East Anglia, UK

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