The Politics of Being a Woman: Feminism, Media and 21st Century Popular Culture, 1st Edition

  • H. Savigny
  • H. Warner
  • Published By: Palgrave MacMillan
  • ISBN-10: 1137384662
  • ISBN-13: 9781137384669
  • DDC: 305.42
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 200 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released November 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Figures and Tables.
Notes on Contributors.
1: Introduction: The Politics of Being a Woman.
The Politics of Politics in Popular Culture.
2: Seen and Not Heard: The Popular Appeal of Postfeminist Political Celebrity.
3: ‘Honour is Everything for Muslims’? Vendetta Song, Filmic Representation, Religious Identity and Gender Politics in Turkey.
The Politics of Politics: Role Models.
4: ‘I’m a Free Bitch Baby’, a ‘Material Girl’: Interrogating Audience Interpretations of the Postfeminist Performances of Lady Gaga and Madonna.
5: ‘A Place for Talking about Female Stars’: Exploring Versatility, Femininity and ‘Fantasy’ in Mother-Daughter Talk on Film Stars.
6: ‘Where Do You Go after Bridesmaids?’: The Politics of Being a Woman in Hollywood.
The Politics of Being a Woman in ‘Real Life’.
7: ‘I’d Rather Be Peggy than Betty’: Female Audience Responses to Mad Men.
8: Girls and Cultural Consumption: ‘Typical Girls’, ‘Fangirls’ and the Value of Femininity.
9: Conclusion: Politics beyond Media and Popular Culture – I am a Feminist Because… A Manifesta.