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Kirsten Campbell

In: The SAGE Handbook of Feminist Theory

Chapter 6: What Do Women Want? Feminist Epistemology and Psychoanalytic Theory

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What Do Women Want? Feminist Epistemology and Psychoanalytic Theory
What do women want? Feminist epistemology and psychoanalytic theory
KirstenCampbell

All she ever wanted was a little credit …

Confessions of A Shopaholic (2009)

What do women want today? In the romantic comedy Confessions of a Shopaholic, the heroine Rebecca Bloomwood ‘nurtures her shopping addiction and falls for a wealthy entrepreneur’, Luke Brandon.1 By the end of the film, Rebecca discovers that her desire for Brandon and romance replaces her ‘lust for things you never even knew you needed’ (Confessions, 2009). Despite critical reviews, the film made over US $108 million gross in international markets.2 The film was adapted from the immensely successful ‘shopaholic’ book series by the British author Sophie Kinsella. As the marketing materials describe, these books offer ...

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