Periods in Pop Culture

Periods in Pop Culture : Menstruation in Film and Television

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Periods in Pop Culture: Menstruation in Film and Television, by Lauren Rosewarne, investigates the portrayals of menstruation in film and television, spotlighting a paradox of a common bodily occurrence still causing controversy, fear, and offense. This is the first book to focus exclusively on media representations of menstruation and to undertake a comprehensive analysis of its more

Product details

  • Hardback | 268 pages
  • 157.48 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 544.31g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739170007
  • 9780739170007
  • 1,113,533

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Periods in Pop Culture contributes to the burgeoning critical scholarship-as-prism refracting the dynamic complexities of gendered embodiment. Rosewarne supplies a globetrotting and genre spanning taxonomy of the uneasy presence and telling absence of menstruation. This is a book that clearly reveals how menstruation's significance lingers far beyond the punch line. -- Christina Bobel, University of Massachusetts Boston Periods in Pop Culture is an engaging and thought-provoking read. Are the increasing mentions of menstruation and menopause in films and television shows a good or a bad thing for women? Read this book, and decide for yourself! -- Joan Chrisler, Connecticut Collegeshow more

About Lauren Rosewarne

Lauren Rosewarne is a lecturer in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne, more

Table of contents

Introduction. Blood Hunting Chapter 1. Women Bleeding Secretly: The Gender, Place and Segregation of Menstruation Chapter 2. Red Tents and Moon Lodges: Menstruation and Rites of Passage Chapter 3. The Curse of Eve: Cramped Stomachs and Cramped Lifestyles Chapter 4. The Menstrual Mess: The Disgust, Horror and Fear of Menstruation Chapter 5. I Want to Suck Your Blood: Sex, Sexiness and Menstruation Chapter 6. Bleeding Out Proud: Menstruation and Empowerment Chapter 7. You Don't Know What You've Got 'Til It's Gone: Absent Menstruation Chapter 8. Where Have all the Menstruators Gone? Rereading Missing Menstruation Conclusion. A Strange Phenomenashow more

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