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You've come a long way, baby : women, politics, and popular culture / edited by Lilly J. Goren.

Contributor(s): Goren, Lilly J.
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©2009Description: 1 online resource (ix, 289 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780813173405; 081317340X; 9780813139074; 0813139074.Other title: You have come a long way, baby.Subject(s): Women in popular culture -- United States | Women in mass media | Women -- United States -- Social conditions | Feminism -- United StatesAdditional physical formats: Print version:: You've come a long way, baby.DDC classification: 302.23082/0973 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Extreme makeover and the classical logic of transformation / Emily Askew -- Smart, funny and romantic? : femininity and feminist gestures in chick flicks / Laurie Naranch -- From Madonna to Lilith and back again : women, feminists, and pop music in the United States / Rachel Henry Currans-Sheehan -- The reformer and her work : transgression, alienation, and feminine identity in the police procedural / Peter Josephson and Rebecca Colton Josephson -- The city, the suburbs, and stars hollow : the return of the evening soap opera / Linda Beail -- Why are all the presidents men? : televisual presidents and patriarchy / Linda Horwitz and Holly Swyers -- Baby lit : feminist response to the cult of true motherhood / Melissa Buis Michaux and Leslie Dunlap -- Supermom : the age of the pregnant assassin / Lilly J. Goren -- The mommy track versus having it all : the reality of the modern workplace / Julia Wilson -- It was chick lit all along : the gendering of a genre / Cecilia Konchar Farr -- The personal is political : women's magazines for the "I'm-not-a-feminist-but" generation / Natalie Fuehrer Taylor -- The money, honey : the rise of the female anchor, the female reporter and women in the news business / Mary McHugh.
Summary: No matter what brand of feminism one may subscribe to, one thing is indisputable: the role of women in society during the past several decades has changed dramatically, and continues to change in a variety of ways. In You've Come a Long Way, Baby, Lilly J. Goren and an impressive group of contributors explore the remarkable advancement achieved by American women in a historically patriarchal social and political landscape, while examining where women stand today and contemplating the future challenges they face worldwide. As comprehensive as it is accessible, You've Come a Long Way, Baby appea.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-260) and index.

Extreme makeover and the classical logic of transformation / Emily Askew -- Smart, funny and romantic? : femininity and feminist gestures in chick flicks / Laurie Naranch -- From Madonna to Lilith and back again : women, feminists, and pop music in the United States / Rachel Henry Currans-Sheehan -- The reformer and her work : transgression, alienation, and feminine identity in the police procedural / Peter Josephson and Rebecca Colton Josephson -- The city, the suburbs, and stars hollow : the return of the evening soap opera / Linda Beail -- Why are all the presidents men? : televisual presidents and patriarchy / Linda Horwitz and Holly Swyers -- Baby lit : feminist response to the cult of true motherhood / Melissa Buis Michaux and Leslie Dunlap -- Supermom : the age of the pregnant assassin / Lilly J. Goren -- The mommy track versus having it all : the reality of the modern workplace / Julia Wilson -- It was chick lit all along : the gendering of a genre / Cecilia Konchar Farr -- The personal is political : women's magazines for the "I'm-not-a-feminist-but" generation / Natalie Fuehrer Taylor -- The money, honey : the rise of the female anchor, the female reporter and women in the news business / Mary McHugh.

Print version record.

No matter what brand of feminism one may subscribe to, one thing is indisputable: the role of women in society during the past several decades has changed dramatically, and continues to change in a variety of ways. In You've Come a Long Way, Baby, Lilly J. Goren and an impressive group of contributors explore the remarkable advancement achieved by American women in a historically patriarchal social and political landscape, while examining where women stand today and contemplating the future challenges they face worldwide. As comprehensive as it is accessible, You've Come a Long Way, Baby appea.

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CHOICE Review

Goren (Carroll Univ.) and the contributing authors offer a broad yet deep analysis through multiple feminist positions (i.e., second- and third-wave feminist, as well as postfeminist) of those sites wherein politics and popular culture intersect. From television to movies to music to literature, the contributing authors consistently question the current experiences of women and how their lives impact and are impacted by the politically infused popular culture that is all around them. For instance, third-wave feminist notions of choice in the modern workplace are problematized by an analysis of self-help books, magazines, and political campaigns focused on "family values" to find that gender-divisive corporate policies and approaches are largely reinforced. While theoretical and historical analysis aligns this book well with advanced undergraduate and graduate work, consideration of popular culture and current trends creates ample interest for general readers. Lauraine Leblanc's Pretty in Punk (1999), which analyzes women's active presence in punk culture through a feminist lens, is one work among many that could accompany Goren's book to consider particular themes in depth. Summing Up: Highly recommended. General readers, upper-division undergraduate students, graduate students, and research faculty. C. L. Lalonde D'Youville College

Author notes provided by Syndetics

<p>Lilly J. Goren is associate professor of politics and global studies at Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisconsin.</p>

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