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You''ve Come A Long Way, Baby : Women, Politics, and Popular Culture

By: Goren, Lilly J.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, 2009Description: 1 online resource (301 p.).ISBN: 9780813173405.Subject(s): Feminism - United States | Feminism -- United States | Women - United States - Social conditions | Women -- United States -- Social conditions | Women in mass media | Women in popular culture -- United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: You''ve Come A Long Way, Baby : Women, Politics, and Popular CultureDDC classification: 302.23082 | 302.230820973 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Front cover; Copyright page; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Extreme Makeover and the Classical Logic of Transformation; 2. Smart, Funny, and Romantic?; 3. From Madonna to Lilith and Back Again; 4. The Reformer and Her Work; 5. The City, the Suburbs, and Stars Hollow; 6. Why Are All the Presidents Men?; 7. Baby Lit; 8. Supermom; 9. The Mommy Track versus Having It All; 10. It Was Chick Lit All Along; 11. The Personal Is Political; 12. The Money, Honey; Selected Bibliography; Contributors; Index
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 appeals to anyone interested in confronting the struggles and celebrating the achievements of women in modern society.
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Front cover; Copyright page; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Extreme Makeover and the Classical Logic of Transformation; 2. Smart, Funny, and Romantic?; 3. From Madonna to Lilith and Back Again; 4. The Reformer and Her Work; 5. The City, the Suburbs, and Stars Hollow; 6. Why Are All the Presidents Men?; 7. Baby Lit; 8. Supermom; 9. The Mommy Track versus Having It All; 10. It Was Chick Lit All Along; 11. The Personal Is Political; 12. The Money, Honey; Selected Bibliography; Contributors; Index

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 appeals to anyone interested in confronting the struggles and celebrating the achievements of women in modern society.

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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

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

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