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Essential reading forthose seeking a thorough and wide-ranging understanding of postfeminism
This text comprehensively surveys and critically positions the main issues, theories and contemporary debates surrounding postfeminism. It covers the term's underpinnings and critical contexts, its different meanings, as well as popular media representations.
New for this edition:
- Extended critical history of postfeminism
- Engagement with a new postfeminist vocabulary associated with post-recession
- Close analysis of the impact of a recessionary postfeminist stance
Adopting an inclusive and interdisciplinary approach, the text situates postfeminism in relation to earlier feminisms and addresses its manifestations in popular culture, academia, politics and brand culture. It brings to light the various meanings of postfeminism and highlights distinct postfeminist patterns, while opening up the category for future investigation.
- User-friendly format allows students and lecturers to explore the diverse postfeminist landscape as well as examine specific versions of it
- An original and rigorous critical approach to the topic that advances a contextualized understanding of postfeminism
- Detailed analysis in chapters on the Backlash, New Traditionalism and Austerity Nostalgia, New Feminism, Girl Power and Chick-lit, Do-Me Feminism and Raunch Culture, (Neo)liberal Sexism, Postmodern Feminism, Postcolonial Feminism, Queer Feminism, Men and Feminism, Cyberfeminism, Third Wave Feminism, Sexual Micro-/Macro-Politics, Celebrity Brand Culture
- Includes topical case studies on (amongst others) Game of Thrones, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Lady Gaga, Girls, Nicki Minaj, Slut Walk, FEMEN