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Feminism and Pop Culture: Seal Studies Paperback – October 14, 2008
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The great thing about this book: the information and the tone. She's a great writer and presents the information in such a way that most readers won'te want to put the book down. The audience for this book is wide, since the lay audience will enjoy it. Likewise, I can see using it in my intro to women's studies courses. I've already suggested the book to others, as well.
This book was a great page turner and discussed women's role in the media since the beginning of advertisements. She discussed the Rosie the Riveter campaign during World War II to get women to work, and the subsequent campaign after the war to implore women to return to their "household duties." Let's face it, media is ubiquitous so it is absolutely important that we study the effects of it on our lives. Women are disproportionately affected by the media. Women in the 1950's were represented as the dutiful housewife (Mrs. Cleaver, etc.) When women tried to move outside of their roles it never worked well, (think about every time Lucy Ricardo tried something other than housework!). When American television was introduced to Samoa, there became a larger increase of eating disorders in the population.
Overall this is a great book, and I highly recommend it! I only wish the book had been longer!
Definitely a fine introduction to this field.
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Not that informative, could find all the info on the Internet for freePublished 16 months ago by Jasmine M.
Looks brand new, not a wear not a tear. Binding is great, shipped WAY faster than I ever expected, was here before I was!Published on January 30, 2013 by Sara Brookshire
the book is fairly new and doesn't have any marking in it, and the shipping's fast too. I enjoy having this book and hope it'll help me pass my english class!Published on September 24, 2011 by Jacqueline