The Aftermath of Feminism : Gender, Culture and Social Change Paperback
Part of the Culture, Representation and Identity Series series
In this trenchant inquiry into the state of feminism, Angela McRobbie breaks open the politics of sexual equality and 'affirmative feminism' and sets down a new theory of gender power. Challenging the most basic assumptions of the 'end' of feminism, this book argues that invidious forms of gender re-stabilisation are being re-established.
Consumer and popular culture encroach on the terrain of so-called female freedom, appearing supportive of female success, yet tying women into new post-feminist neurotic dependencies.
With a scathing critique of 'women's empowerment', McRobbie has developed a distinctive feminist analysis that she uses to examine socio-cultural phenomena embedded in contemporary women's lives: from fashion photography and the television 'make-over' genre to eating disorders, body anxiety and 'illegible rage'.
A turning point in feminist theory, The Aftermath of Feminism will set a new agenda for gender studies and cultural studies.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 192 pages, figures
- Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
- Publication Date: 20/11/2008
- Category: Feminism & feminist theory
- ISBN: 9780761970620
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