10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Zeisler, Andi, Feminism and pop culture / Andi Zeisler. p. cm. — (Seal studies). Whether or not we like to admit it, pop culture is a lens through which we alternately view and shape the world around us. When it comes to feminism, pop culture. 7 Jul Zeisler, author of the feminist primer, Feminism and Pop Culture, initially wanted to write about the “symbiotic relationship” between.
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Zeisler is one of the founders of Bitch magazine, and wrote this survey of feminism in pop culture covering the s through the early s. Feminist Response cklture Pop Culture and you can just feel her wanting to inject her own views and opinions into what is meant to be a somewhat more objective text—and sometimes she does.
But it means the book is sort of half-objective, half-subjective, and as a result mostly unsatisfying. If you’re truly clueless about these topics, this is a decent starting point. I agree with the above comments, though – a lot has changed in 5 years, and it’s time for a second edition of this book! From reacting culure coverage of major news events to understanding how advertising permeates our media landscape, chances are most self-identified feminists have considered how so-called low culture affects our perceptions of our selves and our world.
Feminism and Pop Culture by Andi Zeisler
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And that was absolutely an earth-shaking thing. Also a great explanation of why pop culture should matter to feminists. In Feminism and Pop Culture, author and cofounder of Bitch magazine Andi Zeisler trac Whether or not we zfisler to admit it, pop culture is a lens through which we alternately view xulture shape the world around us. Accessible and doesn’t go into too much depth on any one topic, but I still got a lot out of it. You talk a lot about the idea that feminism has become more of an individual identity than a movement in the book, but where do you think this particular idea comes from — this idea that you have to define all of your actions as feminist?
Zeisler’s astute summary of the various waves of the feminist movement gives me something to look out for. I’m writing my most critical observations here but like I said, overall there’s nothing particularly WRONG with the book, it just lacks nuance. Bitch, a qnd of Entertainment Weekly and social science journal that ping-ponged from examining the female archetypes in MTV videos to objectifying Pulp Fiction —era John Travolta.
However, it could do with a bit more nuance, particularly concerning the representation of women of colour in pop culture across the years e. She manages to talk down to the reader by attempting to define culturee culture, rather poorly, in the first chapter; later, she explains what gangsta rap is.
Feminism and Pop Culture: Seal Studies – Andi Zeisler – Google Books
We asked these local luminaries to pair off for conversations about what it means to be an Oregon woman today. In Feminism and Pop Culture, author and cofounder of Bitch magazine Andi Zeisler traces the impact of feminism on pop culture and vice versa from the s to the present and beyond.
They are pioneers, rule-breakers, and innovators. Further Reading fsminism Resources This book is for any feminist, any woman, or any man who is affected by pop culture. feminiism
I want feminism to be meaningful long after no one is singing about it, or name-checking it on red carpets, or printing it on granny panties. An easily zeisleg read with helpful fact boxes and sidebars, we come to understand the importance of Bridget Jones alongside theoretical concepts like the male gaze. Mar 30, Laura rated it really liked it Shelves: Contents Why Pop Culture Matters 1. Culure the woman behind Portland’s brand-new workspace and social club, a place to hustle, organize, and smash the patriarchy—and then sip some bubbly while crafting.
This raised a number of interesting points – although nothing new. Seal Studies Andi Zeisler Limited preview – The s and 80s My main criticism, and I suppose it is to be expected that “pop culture” was American culture, and other than a passing reference to Bridget Jones and the Spice Girls, the rest of the West was ignored.
The only reason I didn’t give it five stars is I felt that a lot of the information and even examples have ffeminism covered by other mainstream feminist texts, such as “Manifesta,” “When Everything Changed” and of course Bitch Magazine of which Zeisler is a co-founder.
Lists with This Book. Really fun book to read! Why Pop Culture Matters 1.
Feminism and Pop Culture
It slowly introduces readers to the not-so-secret techniques of feminist critical analysis and equips them to begin interpreting popular culture for their own empowered selves. Sirve como un acercamiento a la cultura pop desde el punto de vista feminista y aunque trae muchas citas y buenas discusiones le hace falta profundidad. About t he Author As a per This is a really good primer on approaching tropes in pop culture from a feminist perspective, and provides some really useful background on television before the s that I actually hadn’t encountered before.
Zeisler discusses feminism through the lens of American popular culture.
When it comes to feminism, pop culture aids us in translating feminist philosophies, issues, and concepts into everyday language, making them relevant and relatable. Feminism and Pop Culture explains the necessary truth about our frivolous media consumption: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
I have trouble figuring out who the audience of this book is supposed to be. The Numbers Reveal a Stark Portrait From mental health to poverty to domestic violence, our state has some work to do.
Andi Zeisler and Bitch Media Pushed the World to See Pop Culture through Feminist Eyes
Sep 18, Sarah rated it liked it Shelves: In Feminism and Pop Culture, Bitch magazine cofounder Andi Zeisler is able to do what does not regularly happen in the pages of the magazine. In Feminism and Pop Culture, author and cofounder of Bitch magazine Andi Zeisler traces the impact of feminism on pop culture and feminlsm versa from the s to the present and beyond.
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