Monday, March 02, 2015

Forming and performing femininity

Dr Angela Smith has co-edited a collection of essays exploring various aspects of feminism and femininity in a twenty-first-century context. The articles address a number of contemporary issues: from the way in which women are represented in make-over shows, fashion blogs, and 'selfies' to the wider discourses that frame such representations, such as gym culture, pop culture, film and literature, as well as television sitcoms. Drawing on feminist theory and the emergence of 'fourth-wave feminism', this collection concludes that there is still much work to be done in terms of gaining gender equality in society.

Nally, Claire and Smith, Angela (eds) 2015.  Twenty-first Century FeminismForming and Performing Femininity. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

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