Feminism, femininity and popular culture

By Joanne Hollows

Feminism, femininity and popular culture

Book Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 978-0-7190-4395-6
  • Pages: 240
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £10.99
  • Published Date: February 2000
  • BIC Category: Literature & literary studies / Plays, playscripts, Feminism & Feminist Theory, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Feminism & Feminist Theory, Feminism & feminist theory, Plays, playscripts, Literature


Accessible, introductory student guide which identifies key feminist approaches to popular culture from the 1960s to the present.. The only introduction to both feminist cultural studies and feminism and popular culture published in the UK.. Presents its information in a reader friendly series of case studies on:

women's film

romantic fiction

soap opera

consumption and material culture

fashion and beauty proactices

youth culture and popular music. Will appeal to students across a wide range of disciplines as a variety of popular cultural forms are discussed.


1. Introduction
2. Feminism, cultural studies and popular culture
3. Film studies and the woman's film
4. Reading romantic fiction
5. Soap operas and their audiences
6. Consumption and material culture
7. Fashion and beuaty practices
8. Youth cultures and popular music
9. Conclusions


Joanne Hollows is Senior Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies at Nottingham Trent University

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