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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(216mm x 138mm x 17mm)
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Author Biography - Rebecca Munford
Rebecca Munford is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at Cardiff University. She is the author of Decadent Daughters and Monstrous Mothers: Angela Carter and the European Gothic (2013), editor of Re-visiting Angela Carter: Texts, Contexts Intertexts (2006) and co-editor of Third Wave Feminism: A Critical Exploration (2007). Melanie Waters is Senior Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Literature at Northumbria University. She is the editor of Women on Screen: Feminism and Femininity in Visual Culture (2011) and co-editor of Poetry and Autobiography (2011). She has published essays on feminist theory, the contemporary Gothic and twentieth-century women's poetry, and has also co-edited a sereis of special issues of the Journal of International Women's Studies (2007, 2008, 2009).