THE ROUTLEDGE COMPANION TO FEMINISM AND POSTFEMINISM
Feminism has had a radical impact on today’s world. But now the very future of feminism is under attack. The ideas of the feminists of the 1960s and 1970s are being questioned and redefined by a younger generation of ‘postfeminists’. The Routledge Companion to Feminism and Postfeminism is the perfect guidebook for finding one’s way around what has become an increasingly complex subject. Over a dozen in-depth background chapters, written by leading authorities on the subject, provide a broad-ranging and up-to-date overview. This is followed by a comprehensive A–Z reference section, which provides all the essential information on everything from the Spice Girls to Julia Kristeva. Topics covered include: • Simone de Beauvoir • bisexuality • Princess Diana • cosmetic surgery • the ‘new man’ • Courtney Love • prostitution • Andrea Dworkin • abortion • ‘slasher’ films Ideal for general readers as well as for students at all levels, this is an invaluable guide for anyone with a serious interest in feminism, its history and its future. Sarah Gamble is Senior Lecturer in English Studies at the University of Sunderland.
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