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Pop-Feminist Narratives: The Female Subject under Neoliberalism in North America, Britain, and Germany

Emily Spiers

Abstract

Emily Spiers explores the recent phenomenon of ‘pop-feminism’ and pop-feminist writing across North America, Britain, and Germany. Pop-feminism is characterized by its engagement with popular culture and consumerism; its preoccupation with sexuality and transgression in relation to female agency; and its thematization of intergenerational feminist discord, portrayed either as a damaging discursive construct or as a verifiable phenomenon requiring remediation. Central to this study is the question of theorizing the female subject in a postfeminist neoliberal climate and the role played by genre ... More

Keywords: Pop-feminism, postfeminism, neoliberalism, popular culture, narrative, agency, literature, subjectivity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198820871
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198820871.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Emily Spiers, author
Lecturer in Creative Futures, Institute for Social Futures & Department of Languages and Cultures, Lancaster University