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The Resource Enlightened sexism : the seductive message that feminism's work is done, Susan J. Douglas

Enlightened sexism : the seductive message that feminism's work is done, Susan J. Douglas

Label
Enlightened sexism : the seductive message that feminism's work is done
Title
Enlightened sexism
Title remainder
the seductive message that feminism's work is done
Statement of responsibility
Susan J. Douglas
Title variation
Enlightened sexism
Title variation remainder
the seductive message that feminisms work is done
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Women today are inundated with conflicting messages from the mass media: they must either be strong leaders in complete command or sex kittens obsessed with finding and pleasing a man. Here, cultural critic Susan J. Douglas takes readers on a spirited journey through the television programs, popular songs, movies, and news coverage of recent years, telling a story that is the cultural biography of a new generation of American women. Revisiting cultural touchstones from Buffy the Vampire Slayer to Desperate Housewives, Douglas exposes these images of women as mere fantasies of female power, assuring women and girls that the battle for equality has been won, so there's nothing wrong with resurrecting sexist stereotypes--all in good fun, of course. She shows that these portrayals not only distract us from the real-world challenges facing women today but also drive a wedge between baby-boom women and their "millennial" daughters--From publisher description
Summary
Blends humor with insight in order to explore the negative female stereotypes on display in television programs, popular songs, movies, and news coverage, arguing that these stereotypes give the false message that feminine power has been achieved
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334576
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DLC
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1950-
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Douglas, Susan J.
Dewey number
302.23082/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1233
LC item number
.D68 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Women in popular culture
  • Mass media and women
Target audience
adult
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the seductive message that feminism's work is done
Label
Enlightened sexism : the seductive message that feminism's work is done, Susan J. Douglas
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [307]-334) and index
Contents
Get the girls -- Castration anxiety -- Warrior women in thongs -- The new girliness -- You go, girl -- Sex "R" us -- Reality bites -- Le and mean -- Red carpet mania -- Women on top-- sort of
Control code
2009032358
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
354 p.
Isbn
9780805083262
Lccn
2009032358
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Enlightened sexism : the seductive message that feminism's work is done, Susan J. Douglas
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [307]-334) and index
Contents
Get the girls -- Castration anxiety -- Warrior women in thongs -- The new girliness -- You go, girl -- Sex "R" us -- Reality bites -- Le and mean -- Red carpet mania -- Women on top-- sort of
Control code
2009032358
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
354 p.
Isbn
9780805083262
Lccn
2009032358
Other physical details
ill.

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