Paradoxical Pleasures : Female Submission in Popular and Erotic Fiction Hardback
by Anna Watz
Part of the The Library of Gender and Popular Culture series
By placing these books in a broader cultural frame however, Anna Watz exposes how female submission has been disseminated as a consumer product. Navigating the minefield of women's pleasure in popular culture, she frames the female masochist in relation to the backlash against feminism and the resurgence of sexism in post-feminist culture.
Watz also describes how renewed debates about sex and sexuality have tended towards 'sex negative' and 'sex positive' attitudes, and the impact that neo-liberalism and consumerism in the 2010s, along with feminism's recent popular revival has had on them.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 256 pages
- Publisher: I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd.
- Publication Date: 30/10/2018
- Category: Literary studies: from c 1900 -
- ISBN: 9781784530709