Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Angela M. Moe
    Pages 1-17
  3. April Kalogeropoulos Householder
    Pages 19-33
  4. Rachel Alicia Griffin
    Pages 35-48
  5. Melvin L. Williams, Tia C. M. Tyree
    Pages 49-64
  6. Lauren J. Decarvalho, Nicole B. Cox
    Pages 65-76
  7. Carrie L. Buist, Jean-Anne Sutherland
    Pages 77-88
  8. Emily Bent
    Pages 89-101
  9. Patricia R. Boyd
    Pages 103-114
  10. Jenn Brandt, Sam Kizer
    Pages 115-127
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 129-133

About this book

Introduction

Feminist Theory and Pop Culture synthesizes feminist theory with modern portrayals of gender in media culture. This comprehensive and interdisciplinary text includes an introductory chapter written by the editor as well as nine contributor chapters of original content. Included in the text: • Historical illustration of feminist theory • Application of feminist research methods for the study of gender • Feminist theoretical perspectives such as the male gaze, feminist standpoint theory, Black feminist thought, queer theory, masculinity theory, theories of feminist activism and postfeminism • Contributor chapters cover a range of topics from Western perspectives on Belly Dance classes to television shows such as GIRLS, Scandal and Orange is the New Black, as well as chapters which discuss gendered media forms like “chick lit”, comic books and Western perspectives of non-Western culture in film • Feminist theory as represented in the different waves of feminism, including a discussion of a fourth wave • Pedagogical features • Suggestions for further reading on topics covered • Discussion questions for classroom use Feminist Theory and Pop Culture was designed for classroom use and has been written with an eye toward engaging students in discussion. The book’s polished perspective on feminist theory juxtaposes popular culture with theoretical perspectives which have served as a foundation for the study of gender. This interdisciplinary text can serve as a primary or supplemental reading in undergraduate or graduate courses which focus on gender, pop culture, feminist theory or media studies. “This excellent anthology grounds feminism as articulated through four waves and features feminists responding to pop culture, while recognizing that popular culture has responded in complicated ways to feminisms. Contributors proffer lucid and engaging critiques of topics ranging from belly dancing through Fifty Shades of Grey, Scandal and Orange is the New Black. This book is a good read as well as an excellent text to enliven and inform in the classroom.” Dr. Jane Caputi Professor of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies and Communication & Multimedia at Florida Atlantic University “Feminist Theory and Pop Culture is destined to be as popular as the culture it critiques. The text plays up the paradoxes of contemporary feminism and requires its readers to ask difficult questions about how and why the popular bring us pleasure. It is a contemporary collection that captures this moment in feminist time with diverse analyses of women’s representations across an impressive swath of popular culture. Feminist Theory and Pop Culture is the kind of text that makes me want to redesign my pop culture course. Again.” Dr. Ebony A. Utley, Assistant Professor of Communication at California State University-Long Beach, author of Rap and Religion Adrienne Trier-Bieniek, Ph.D. is a professor of sociology at Valencia College in Orlando, Florida. She is the author of Sing Us a Song, Piano Woman: Female Fans and the Music of Tori Amos (Scarecrow 2013) and the co-editor of Gender & Pop Culture: A Text-Reader (Sense 2014). www.adriennetrier-bieniek.com

Keywords

Feminist Theory Popular Culture Women’s Studies

Editors and affiliations

  • Adrienne Trier-Bieniek
    • 1
  1. 1.Valencia CollegeOrlandoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-6300-061-1
  • Copyright Information SensePublishers-Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2015
  • Publisher Name SensePublishers, Rotterdam
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Online ISBN 978-94-6300-061-1
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