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Title Philosophical feminism and popular culture / edited by Sharon Crasnow and Joanne Waugh
Published Lanham : Lexington Books, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 195 pages)
Contents Introduction: Philosophers and popular culture / Sharon Crasnow, Joanne Waugh -- The seriously erotic politics of laughter : bitches, whores, and other fumerists / Cynthia Willett, Julie Willett -- Black female crossover comedy : freedom, liberty, and minstrelsy / Naomi Zack -- Pregnancy as choice and excess / Kelly Oliver -- So whatever happened to those philosopher queens? : Plato and feminism in Sex and the City / Ann-Marie Schultz -- Power and aggression : reflections on the women of Battlestar Galactica / Jennifer Ingle -- Why does Mad men make us so mad? / Sharon Crasnow -- The girl who made us think about autonomy / Joanne Waugh -- Who's afraid of Naomi Wolf? : feminism in post-feminist culture / J. Lenore Wright
Summary "The eight essays contained in Philosophical Feminism and Popular Culture explore the portrayal of women and various philosophical responses to that portrayal in contemporary post-civil rights society. The essays examine visual, print, and performance media -- stand-up comedy, movies, television, and a blockbuster trilogy of novel. These philosophical feminist analyses of popular culture consider the possibilities, both positive and negative, that popular culture presents for articulating the structure of the social and cultural practices in which gender matters, and for changing these practices if and when they follow from, lead to, or perpetuate discrimination on the basis of gender. The essays bring feminist voices to the conversation about gender where is it taking place and attest to the importance of feminist critique in what is sometimes claimed to be a post-feminist era."--Publisher's website
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Feminism and mass media.
Feminist theory.
Women in popular culture.
Form Electronic book
Author Crasnow, Sharon L.
Waugh, Joanne, 1957-
ISBN 0739172255 (electronic bk.)
130669566X
9780739172254 (electronic bk.)
9781306695664