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Postfeminism and Contemporary Hollywood Cinema

Editors: Gwynne, J., Muller, N. (Eds.)

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By analyzing the negotiation of femininities and masculinities within contemporary Hollywood cinema, Postfeminism and Contemporary Hollywood Cinema presents diverse interrogations of popular cinema and illustrates the need for a renewed scholarly focus on contemporary film production.

About the authors

Benjamin A. Brabon, Edge Hill University, UK Clara Bradbury-Rance, postgraduate researcher, UK Alexia L. Bowler, Swansea University, UK Amy Burns, postgraduate researcher, UK Katherine Farrimond, Newcastle University, UK Martin Fradley, University of Aberdeen and Manchester University, UK Vincent M. Gaine is an independent researcher, UK Joel Gwynne, National Institute of Education, Singapore Hannah Hamad, King's College, London, UK Katharina Lindner, University of Stirling, UK Ana Moya, University of Barcelona, Spain Nadine Muller, Liverpool John Moores University, UK Lauren Jade Thompson, postgraduate researcher, UK Helen Warner, University of East Anglia, UK Imelda Whelehan, University of Tasmania, Australia

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"This is an exciting collection that helps to disentangle the threads of feminism, neo-feminism and postfeminism in contemporary Hollywood cinema. Focusing on emergent masculinities as well as new (and old) femininities and the rise and rise of 'the girl', it helps to illuminate the way gender is figured in popular film. A welcome addition to the field highly recommended for anyone with an interest in gender at the movies." - Rosalind Gill, Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis, King's College London, UK

"Postfeminism and Contemporary Hollywood Cinema offers a refreshing intervention into scholarship on postfeminism by turning a keen eye to previously neglected, but nevertheless key, areas in which postfeminism operates including independent film, depictions of masculinities, sports films, and aging while also offering an up-to-date look at a broad range of popular films. As a result, the collection moves our understanding of postfeminism forward in important and nuanced ways." - Sarah Projansky, Professor of Film, University of Utah, USA

"This book provides a thorough account of how different forms of postfeminist subjectivity manifest themselves in contemporary Hollywood cinema. It offers at the same time a critical understanding of postfeminism as a key 'cultural condition." - Franka Heise, Review Journal for the Study of Culture


Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Introduction: Postfeminism and Contemporary Hollywood Cinema

    Pages 1-10

    Gwynne, Joel (et al.)

  • Neo-Feminism In-Between: Female Cosmopolitan Subjects in Contemporary American Film

    Pages 13-26

    Moya, Ana

  • Querying Postfeminism in Lisa Cholodenko’s The Kids Are All Right

    Pages 27-43

    Bradbury-Rance, Clara

  • The Slut That Wasn’t: Virginity, (Post)Feminism and Representation in Easy A

    Pages 44-59

    Farrimond, Katherine

  • The Girls of Zeta: Sororities, Ideal Femininity and the Makeover Paradigm in The House Bunny

    Pages 60-77

    Gwynne, Joel

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Postfeminism and Contemporary Hollywood Cinema
Editors
  • J. Gwynne
  • N. Muller
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-30684-5
DOI
10.1057/9781137306845
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-30683-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-45523-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 257
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