Feminism and Pop Culture: Seal Studies

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Da Capo Press, Oct 14, 2008 - Social Science - 150 pages
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Whether or not we like to admit it, pop culture is a lens through which we alternately view and shape the world around us. When it comes to feminism, pop culture aids us in translating feminist philosophies, issues, and concepts into everyday language, making them relevant and relatable. In Feminism and Pop Culture, author and cofounder of Bitch magazine Andi Zeisler traces the impact of feminism on pop culture (and vice versa) from the 1940s to the present and beyond. With a comprehensive overview of the intertwining relationship between women and pop culture, this book is an ideal introduction to discussing feminism and daily life.

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About the author (2008)

Andi Zeisler is the co-founder and editorial/creative director of Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture, which began in 1996 as an all-volunteer zine with a circulation of three hundred and is now an internationally distributed quarterly magazine with a circulation of more than fifty thousand. Andi’s writing on feminism, popular culture, and politics has appeared in numerous periodicals and newspapers, including Ms., Mother Jones, Utne, BUST, the Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Women’s Review of Books, and Hues.

Andi speaks on the subject of feminism and the media at various colleges and universities around the country, and is a frequent guest on radio talk shows. Along with Bitch co-founder Lisa Jervis, she edited BitchFest: 10 Years of Cultural Criticism from the Pages of Bitch Magazine. A New Yorker by birth and temperament, she lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband and dog.

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