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Feminism, Inc.: Coming of Age in Girl Power Media Culture

Feminism, Inc.: Coming of Age in Girl Power Media Culture
Author: E. Zaslow
ISBN 13: 9780230608146
ISBN 10: 230608140
Edition: 2009
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication Date: 2009-12-18
Format: Paperback
Pages: 205
List Price: $105.00

Drawing on extensive research with a diverse group of seventy teen girls, Zaslow offers a critical account of the girl power moment in which feminism and femininity are shrink-wrapped together in one market-friendly package. With a focus on pop music and television, she skillfully explores the negotiative processes of teen girls as they make sense of girl power’s new cultural narratives of femininity as well as its failure to offer strategies for real social change. Written in highly accessible language, this book charts new territory as it offers a rich account of the ways in which teen girls understand style, sexuality, motherhood, and feminism in girl power media culture, and how their desires, social experiences, and imaginings of the future are shaped in their relationship with a neoliberal girl power discourse.