Girlfriends and postfeminist sisterhood

Winch, Alison (2013) Girlfriends and postfeminist sisterhood. Palgrave Macmillan. 9780230348752.

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Abstract

From Mean Girl to BFF, Girlfriends and Postfeminist Sisterhood explores female sociality in postfeminist popular culture. Focusing on a range of media forms, including film, magazines, conduct books, TV and digital networking sites, Alison Winch reveals the ways in which friendships are increasingly encouraged to be strategic. Girlfriendship is examined as an affective social relation where slut-shamers, frenemies and bridezillas bond by controlling each other's body image through a 'girlfriend gaze'. Through a combination of psychosociological theory and media analysis, this book offers a complex understanding of patriarchy, by looking at how neoliberalism penetrates the intimate relations between women.

Item Type: Book
Research Areas: A. > School of Media and Performing Arts > Media
Item ID: 12725
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Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2013 10:19
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:29
ISBN: 9780230348752
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/12725

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