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Gender and Austerity in Popular Culture : Femininity, Masculinity & Recession in Film & Television

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From the gritty landscapes of The Hunger Games and The Walking Dead, to the portrayal of the twenty-first-century precariat in Girls, this book explores how transatlantic visual culture has represented and reconstructed ideas of gender in times of financial crisis. Drawing on social, cultural and feminist theory, these writers explore how men and women experience austerity differently and illuminate the problematic ways in which economic policy can shape how gender is presented in popular culture. Written from the perspective that the popular is indeed political, this book considers film, literature and television's ideological attitudes towards race, sex and disability. It also takes into account how mass culture has responded to austerity in the past and the present, whilst examining the impact that feminism will have in the future.
Number of Pages: 215
Genre: Social Science, Performing Arts
Series Title: Library of Gender and Popular Culture
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Tauris Academic Studies
Author: Helen Davies
Language: English
Street Date: January 30, 2017
TCIN: 51877811
UPC: 9781784536640
Item Number (DPCI): 248-36-3971
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