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Feminism and Popular Culture maps the fraught and often unpredictable relationship between popular culture, feminism and postfeminism. From the shadowy city spaces of Mad Men and Homeland to the dystopic suburbia of The Stepford Wives and American Horror Story, the authors trace the maniacal career women, hysterical housewives and amnesiac daughters who roam the postfeminist landscape. Through recourse to these figures, they illuminate postfeminism's obsessive resuscitation of seemingly anachronistic models of femininity and ask why these should today be gilded with new appeal. Analysing postfeminism's historical slippages and haunted temporalities, the book not only takes account of the complex ways in which popular culture negotiates ongoing debates within and about feminism, but also explores its implications for feminism's future.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781850438953
ISBN-10: 1850438951
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2012
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Rebecca Munford

Stacy Gillis is Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Literature at Newcastle University. Editor of 'The Matrix Trilogy: Cyberpunk Reloaded' (2005), she is also the co-editor of 'Third Wave Feminism: A Critical Exploration' (Rev. ed. 2007) and 'Feminism, Domesticity and Popular Culture' (2008). Rebecca Munford is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at Cardiff University. She is the editor of 'Re-visiting Angela Carter: Texts, Contexts, Intertexts' (2006) and co-editor of 'Third Wave Feminism: A Critical Exploration' (Rev. ed. 2007). She is the author of 'Decadent Daughters and Monstrous Mothers: Angela Carter and the European Gothic'. Melanie Waters is Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Literature at Northumbria University. She is the editor of 'Women on Screen: Feminism, Femininity and Visual Culture' (2011).

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