Feminism and Pop Culture: Seal Studies

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Seal Press, 2008 - History - 183 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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Contents

Why Pop Culture Matters 1
1
Women and Pop Culture in the 1940s 50s and 60s 23
23
The 1970s and 80s 57
57
The 1990s 89
89
Pop Culture Now and Beyond 121
121
Readers Guide 149
149
Further Reading and Resources 151
151
Sources 161
161
Index 167
167
Acknowledgments 179
179
About t he Author 181
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