Women, Feminism, and Pop Politics: From "Bitch" to "Badass" and Beyond - Frontiers in Political Communication 31 (Paperback)
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Women, Feminism, and Pop Politics: From "Bitch" to "Badass" and Beyond - Frontiers in Political Communication 31 (Paperback)

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Women, Feminism, and Pop Politics: From "Bitch" to "Badass" and Beyond examines the negotiation of feminist politics and gendered political leadership in twenty-first century U.S. popular culture. In a wide-ranging survey of texts-which includes memes and digital discourses, embodied feminist performances, parody and infotainment, and televisual comedy and drama-contributing authors assess the ways in which popular culture discourses both reveal and reshape citizens' understanding of feminist politics and female political figures. Two archetypes of female identity figure prominently in its analysis. "Bitch" is a frame that reflects the twentieth-century anxiety about powerful women as threatening and unfeminine, trapping political women within the double bind between femininity and competence. "Badass" recognizes women's capacity to lead but does so in a way that deflects attention away from the persistence of sexist stereotyping and cultural misogyny. Additionally, as depictions of political women become increasingly complex and varied, fictional characters and actual women are beginning to move beyond the bitch and badass frames, fashioning collaborative and comic modes of leadership suited to the new global milieu. This book will be of interest to students and scholars interested in communication, U.S. political culture, gender and leadership, and women in media.

Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc
ISBN: 9781433134524
Number of pages: 358
Weight: 520 g
Dimensions: 225 x 150 mm
Edition: New edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Karrin Vasby Anderson's gift to us is an intellectually invigorating and forward-looking collection of essays. If the future is truly female, it's because the 'badasses' and 'bitches' featured here-women who are on the stage, screen, platform, bench, and dais-show us all exactly how to get things done." -Cheryl Glenn, Distinguished Professor of English at Penn State University and author of Rhetorical Feminism and This Thing Called Hope; Rhetoric Retold: Regendering the Tradition from Antiquity through the Renaissance; and Unspoken: A Rhetoric of Silence

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