Gender and Austerity in Popular Culture

"From the gritty landscapes of The Hunger Games and The Walking Dead, to the portrayal of the twenty-first-century precariat in Girls, this book explores how transatlantic visual culture has represented and reconstructed ideas of gender in ...

Gender and Austerity in Popular Culture

"From the gritty landscapes of The Hunger Games and The Walking Dead, to the portrayal of the twenty-first-century precariat in Girls, this book explores how transatlantic visual culture has represented and reconstructed ideas of gender in times of financial crisis. Drawing on social, cultural and feminist theory, these writers explore how men and women experience austerity differently and illuminate the problematic ways in which economic policy can shape how gender is presented in popular culture. Written from the perspective that the popular is indeed political, this book considers film, literature and television's ideological attitudes towards race, sex and disability. It also takes into account how mass culture has responded to austerity in the past and the present, whilst examining the impact that feminism will have in the future." -- Publisher's description.

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Gender and Austerity in Popular Culture
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Helen Davies, Claire O’Callaghan
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-12-18 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

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Language: en
Pages: 215
Authors: Helen Davies, Claire O'Callaghan
Categories: Electronic books
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Popular Culture and the Austerity Myth
Language: en
Pages: 238
Authors: Pete Bennett, Julian McDougall
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-10-14 - Publisher: Routledge

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Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Sarah Arnold
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-05-20 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Between the nineteenth century and the mid-twentieth century television transformed from an idea to an institution. In Gender and Early Television, Sarah Arnold traces women's relationship to the new medium of television across this period in the UK and USA. She argues that women played a crucial role in its
Young Women, Girls and Postfeminism in Contemporary British Film
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Sarah Hill
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-09-17 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

In the 21st century, films about the lives and experiences of girls and young women have become increasingly visible. Yet, British cinema's engagement with contemporary girlhood has - unlike its Hollywood counterpart - been largely ignored until now. Sarah Hill's Young Women, Girls and Postfeminism in Contemporary British Film provides