Once seen as synonymous with "anti-feminism" postfeminism i now understood as the theoretical meeting ground between feminism and anti-foundationalist movements such as postmodernism, post-structuralism and post-colonialsm. In this clear exposition of some of the major debates, theorists and practitioners, Ann Brooks shows how feminism is being redefined for the twenty first century. Individual chapters look at postfeminism in relation to feminist epistemology, Foucault, psychoanalytic theory and semiology postmodernism and postcolonialism, cultural politics, popular culture, film and media, and sexuality and identity For all students looking for guidance through the sometimes murky waters of contemporary feminist theory, this book wil provide a reassuring first port of call.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
chapter |10 pages
part |15 pages
Challenging and Fragmenting the Consensus of the ‘Second Wave’
chapter |13 pages
Consensus and Conflict in Second Wave Feminism
part |87 pages
Feminism's ‘Turn to Culture’—a Paradigm Shift in Feminist Theorising?
chapter |23 pages
THE ‘Landscape 1 OF Postfeminism’
part |96 pages
Postfeminism and Cultural Forms