Off Centre: Feminism and Cultural Studies

Off Centre: Feminism and Cultural Studies

Hardback Cultural Studies Birmingham

Edited by Sarah Franklin, Edited by J. Stacy, Edited by C. Lury

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  • Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
  • Format: Hardback | 220 pages
  • Dimensions: 165mm x 254mm x 25mm | 703g
  • Publication date: 1 November 1991
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0044456662
  • ISBN 13: 9780044456667
  • Illustrations note: index

Product description

An anthology of recent work in the spheres of feminism and cultural studies, this text is divided into three areas, namely representation and ideology, science and technology, and Thatcherism and the enterprise culture. The authors argue for the amalgamation of these areas in the analysis of contemporary culture, stating that this combination would be of value. Students of cultural studies, women's studies, sociology, film studies, literature and popular culture may find this book of interest.

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Table of contents

Introduction: feminism and cultural studies - pasts, presents, futures, J.Stacy, et al; feminism, Marxism and Thatcherism, J.Stacy, et al. part 1 Representation and identity: melodrama's gendered audience, Angela Partington; open or closed - popular magazines and dominant culture, Helen Pleasance; having it all - feminism and the pleasure of the popular, Yvonne Tasker; reading the self - autobiography, gender and the Institution of the Literary, Celia Lury; is "Doing Nothing" just boys' play? - integrating feminist and cultural studies perspectives on working class young men's masculinity, Joyce E.Canaan. Part 2 Science and technology: science and technology - questions for cultural studies and for feminism, Maureen McNeil and Sarah Franklin; in the wake of the Alton Bill - science, technology and reproductive politics, The Science and Technology Subgroup. Part 3 Thatcherism and the enterprise culture: making and not making the difference - the gender politics of Thatcherism, Maureen McNeil; enterprising women - images of success in Thatcher's Britain, Janet Newman; enterprise fictions - women os substance, Estella Tincknell; redefining cultural identities, Evelyn Reid; promoting normality - Section 28 and the regulation of sexuality.