Women's Rights: Reflections in Popular Culture, 1st Edition

  • Ann M. Savage
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  • ISBN-10: 1440839433
  • ISBN-13: 9781440839436
  • DDC: 305.4223
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 192 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released December 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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Overview

This book offers a succinct yet thorough resource for anyone interested in the relationship between feminism, women's rights, and media, highlighting of some of the most important moments of women taking a stand for women throughout popular culture history. It is ideally suited for students researching popular culture's role in the modern history of women's rights and representation of women, women's rights, and feminism in popular culture. Each section focuses on an aspect of popular culture including television, film, literature, and music. The work of key women activists is recognized, along with the unique ways women have used the power of the web in their continued effort to push for women's equality.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Recent Titles in Issues through Pop Culture.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
Acknowledgments.
Introduction.
Television.
1: The Goldbergs (1949–1956).
2: The Hazel Scott Show (1950–1959).
3: The Beulah Show (1950–1953).
4: I Love Lucy (1951–1960).
5: That Girl (1966–1971).
6: Julia (1968–1971).
7: The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970–1977).
8: Maude (1972–1978).
9: One Day at a Time (1975–1984).
10: Roseanne (1988–1997).
11: Murphy Brown (1988–1998).
12: The Women of Brewster Place (1989).
13: All American Girl (1994–1995).
14: Ellen (1994–1998).
15: The L Word (2004–2009).
16: 30 Rock (2006–2013).
17: Parks and Recreation (2009–2015).
18: Scandal (2012–).
19: Orange is the New Black (2013–).
20: Inside Amy Schumer (2013–).
21: How to Get Away With Murder (2014–).
22: Jane the Virgin (2014–).
23: Transparent (2014–).
Popular Music.
24: Gertrude “Ma” Rainey (1886–1939).
25: Bessie Smith (1894–1937).
26: Sister Rosetta Tharpe (1915–1973).
27: Billie Holiday (1915–1959).
28: Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton (1926–1984).
29: Odetta (1930–2008).
30: Aretha Franklin (1942–).
31: Loretta Lynn (1932–).
32: Helen Reddy (1941–).
33: Carole King (1942–).
34: The Runaways (1975–1979).
35: Queen Latifah (1970–).
36: Ani Difranco (1970–).
37: Riot Grrrl (EARLY 1990s).
38: Missy Elliott (1971–).
39: Laura Jane Grace (1980–).
40: Janelle Monáe (1985–).
41: Angel Haze (1992–).
42: Lilith Fair (1997–1999 and 2010).
43: Pussy Riot (2011–).
Film.
44: Morocco (1930).
45: Christopher Strong (1933).
46: Adam’s Rib (1950).
47: Johnny Guitar (1954).
48: Imitation of Life (1959).
49: The Rain People (1969).
50: Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (1974).
51: Foxy Brown (1974).
52: Norma Rae (1979).
53: The Color Purple (1985).
54: Daughters of the Dust (1991).
55: Thelma and Louise (1991).
56: A League of Their Own (1992).
57: The Joy Luck Club (1993).
58: If These Walls Could Talk (1996).
59: Set it Off (1996).
60: Real Women Have Curves (2002).
61: Iron Jawed Angels (2004).
62: Persepolis (2007).
63: Grandma (2015).
Literature.
64: The Awakening by Kate Chopin (1899).
65: The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton (1905).
66: The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett (1911).
67: Orlando by Virginia Woolf (1928).
68: “A Room of One’s Own” by Virginia Woolf (1929).
69: Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston (1937).
70: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith (1943).
71: Peyton Place by Grace Metalious (1956).
72: A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry (1959).
73: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath (1963).
74: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou (1969).
75: The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison (1970).
76: Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown (1973).
77: The Dream of A Common Language: Poems 1974–1977 by Adrienne Rich (1978).
78: For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf by Ntozake Shange (1975).
79: The Color Purple by Alice Walker (1982).
80: Zami: A New Spelling of My Name by Audre Lorde (1982).
81: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (1985).
82: Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson (1985).
83: How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez (2010).
84: The Round House by Louise Erdrich (2012).
85: Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay (2014).
86: Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine (2014).
In the News.
87: Margaret Sanger (1879–1966).
88: Fannie Lou Hamer (1917–1977).
89: Helen Thomas (1920–2013).
90: Betty Friedan (1921–2006).
91: Shirley Chisholm (1925–2005).
92: Dolores Huerta (1930–).
93: Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1933–).
94: Gloria Steinem (1934–).
95: Geraldine A. Ferraro (1935–2011).
96: Rosie the Riveter.
97: Billie Jean King (1943–).
98: Angela Davis (1944–).
99: Sally Ride (1951–2012).
100: Sonia Sotomayor (1954–).
101: Winona Laduke (1959–).
102: Women’s Liberation Movement.
103: Venus Williams (1980–) and Serena Williams (1981–).
104: Alison Bechdel (1960–).
105: United States v. Windsor (2013).
On the Web.
106: Planned Parenthood (Plannedparenthood.org) (1916–).
107: Naral Pro-Choice America (Naral.org) (1969–).
108: Our Bodies Ourselves (Ourbodiesourselves.org) (1969–).
109: Ms. Magazine (Msmagazine.com) (1971–).
110: Feminist Majority Foundation (Feminist.org) (1987–PRESENT).
111: Feminist.com (1995–).
112: Bitch Media (Bitchmedia.org) (1996–).
113: Feministing.com (2004–).
114: Jezebel.com (2007–).
115: Feministfrequency.com (2009–).
116: The Shriver Report (Shriverreport.org) (2009–).
117: The Feminist Wire (Thefeministwire.com) (2010–).
118: The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl (Awkwardblackgirl.com) (2011–2013).
About the Editor and Contributors.
Index.