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The Aftermath of Feminism: Gender, Culture, and Social Change

McRobbie, Angela. 2009. The Aftermath of Feminism: Gender, Culture, and Social Change. London: Sage. ISBN 9780761970613 [Book]

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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.

Item Type: Book

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Media and Communications
Research Office > REF2014

Date:

2009

Item ID:

6106

Date Deposited:

20 Oct 2011 08:56

Last Modified:

27 Jun 2017 14:44

URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/6106

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