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Feminism and Popular Culture

Investigating the Postfeminist Mystique

Rutgers University Press

Over the past fifty years, feminism has revolutionized the lives of American women. Yet much of our popular culture seems to be set in an alternate universe filled with retro images of femininity: suburban Stepford wives, maniacal career women, and alluring amnesiacs. Feminism and Popular Culture investigates why contemporary media is being haunted by the ghosts of feminism’s past—and considers what this means for its future.

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