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Paradoxical Pleasures : Female Submission in Popular and Erotic Fiction, Hardback Book

Paradoxical Pleasures : Female Submission in Popular and Erotic Fiction Hardback

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.
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  • Category: Literary studies: from c 1900 -
  • ISBN: 9781784530709



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