- Series: Culture, Representation and Identity series
- Paperback: 192 pages
- Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd; 1 edition (December 4, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780761970620
- ISBN-13: 978-0761970620
- ASIN: 0761970622
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.4 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #352,386 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Aftermath of Feminism: Gender, Culture and Social Change (Culture, Representation and Identity series) 1st Edition
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McRobbie has written a profound and profoundly disturbing analysis of the state of feminism in contemporary Britain. Weaving together analyses of culture, economics, politics and everyday life, this is a superb demonstration of why cultural studies matters, and of why McRobbie remains one of its most original and important contributors. This book will enlighten you, anger you, inspire you, and force you to ask new questions - I can′t ask for anything more from a book. Author: Larry Grossberg
McRobbie has produced a landmark text. She argues for a form of feminism that is aware of the contemporary complexities of global media culture while still attentive to political questions of identity, engagement and justice. The Afternath of Feminism is highly sophisticated and theoretically informed, yet also readable and inspiring. It is essential reading for anyone interested in contemporary cultural politics. Author: Claire Colebrook
Angela McRobbie has written a courageous and much-needed book, exploring the after-effects of the shift to neoliberalism in which young women today can appear to have everything they wanted, presented in an array of choice and empowerment. She interrogates its dark underbelly and exposes the huge losses for women that ensue. Author: Sociology
The inter-disciplinary nature of McRobbie′s account is one of its strengths, drawing as it does on psychoanalysis, feminist sociology and cultural studies to provide a powerful breadth of analysis… for a thought-provoking and articulate analysis of what is left for feminism - and what has been lost - this book is excellent.Author: Psychology of Women Review
Angela McRobbie is one of the most prolific and inspiring feminist theorists in the wide field of cultural and media studies... the compilation of these essays in one volume brilliantly shows the consistency in McRobbie′s analysis of gender in widely different contemporary cultural products and discourses.Author: Liesbet van Zoonen
To those feminists who assumed that women’s increased labor force participation and a handful of legal victories would, perhaps, engender a continuing commitment to socialist-feminist values, The Aftermath of Feminism is a sobering wake-up call. McRobbie’s various references to films, television, magazines, and popular culture are not simply a stroll down a post-feminist lane; rather, these texts help illuminate the forms of gender power which help produce and reproduce women’s continued domination and subordination. The book is an assault on ′gender mainstreaming′, or the idea that, though feminism may have lost popularity as a public protest movement, it is alive and well ′behind the scenes′ in the ′practical world of women’s issues′.
Read the full review here.Author: International Journal of Communication
About the Author
Angela McRobbie is Professor of Communications at Goldsmiths College, London, and her recent books include: British Fashion Design (Routledge, 1998), In the Culture Society, (Routledge, 1999), and Feminism and Youth Culture: Second Edition (Palgrave, 2000)
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I bought book this after reading the first chapter which was published in "Interrogating Postfeminism: Gender and the Politics of Popular Culture" ed. by Yvonne Tasker and Diane Negra which I also recommend and would actually suggest purchasing before you buy this book if you are on the fence about it.
Don't judge this book by the cover, I don't know why they went with this design but it does not represent its content.