Twenty-first Century Feminism: Forming and Performing Femininity

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Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBasingstoke
Number of pages190
ISBN (Print)978-1137492845
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
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Research output: Book/ReportBookpeer-review


This collection of essays explores various aspects of feminism and femininity in a twenty-first-century context. The articles address a number of contemporary issues: from the way in which women are represented in make-over shows, fashion blogs, and 'selfies' to the wider discourses that frame such representations, such as gym culture, pop culture, film and literature, as well as television sitcoms. Drawing on feminist theory and the emergence of 'fourth-wave feminism', this collection concludes that there is still much work to be done in terms of gaining gender equality in society.