Off-Centre: Feminism and Cultural Studies

Off-Centre: Feminism and Cultural Studies


Edited by Sarah Franklin, Edited by Celia Lury, Edited by Jackie Stacey


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  • Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
  • Format: Paperback | 344 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 230mm x 30mm | 481g
  • Publication date: 22 March 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0415512565
  • ISBN 13: 9780415512565

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First published in 2012. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Table of contents

Part One: Introduction 1. Feminism and Cultural Studies: Pasts, Presents, Futures 2. Feminism, Marxism and Thatcherism Part Two: Representation and Identity 1. Melodrama's Gendered Audience Angela Partington 2. Open or Closed: Popular Magazines and Dominant Culture Helen Pleasance 3. Having it All: Feminism and the Pleasures of the Popular Yvonne Tasker 4. Reading the Self: Autobiography, Gender and the Institution of the Literary Celia Lury 5. Is 'Doing Nothing' Just Boys' Play?: Integrating Feminist and Cultural Studies Perspectives on Working Class Young Men's Masculinity Joyce E Canaan Part Three: Science and Technology 6. Science and Technology: Questions for Cultural Studies and Feminism Maureen McNeil and Sarah Franklin 7. In the Wake of the Alton Bill: Science, Technology and Reproductive Politics The Science and Technology Subgroup Section One: Putting the Alton Bill in Context Maureen McNeil Section Two: Abortion Acts: 1803-1967 Wendy Fyfe Section Three: Adversarial Politics: The Legal Construction of Abortion Deborah Lynn Steinberg Section Four: Fetal Fascinations: New Dimensions to the Medical-Scientific Construction of Fetal Personhood Sarah Franklin Section Five: The Alton Bill and the Media's 'Consensual' Position Tess Randles Conclusion: Feminism and Abortion: Pasts, Presents and Futures The Science and Technology Subgroup Part Four: Thatcherism and the Enterprise Culture 8. Making and Not Making the Difference: The Gender Politics of Thatcherism Maureen McNeil 9. Enterprising Women: Images of Success Janet Newman 10. Enterprise Fictions: Women of Substance Estella Tincknell 11. Redefining Cultural Identities Evelyn Reid 12. Promoting Normality: Section 28 and the Regulation of Sexuality Jackie Stacey Bibliography Notes on contributors Publications from the Department of Cultural Studies at Birmingham Index