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This fully revised edition of the best selling introduction to cultural studies offers students an authoritative, comprehensive guide to Cultural Studies. Clearly written and accessibly organized the book provides a major resource for lecturers and students. Each chapter has been extensively revised and new material covers globalization, the post 9/11 world and the new language wars. The emphasis upon demonstrating the philosophical and sociological roots of Cultural Studies has been retained along with boxed entries on key concepts and issues. Particular attention is paid to demonstrating how Cultural Studies clarifies issues in Media and Communication Studies. There are chapters on the global mediasphere and new media cultures.
This is a tried and tested book which has been widely used wherever Cultural Studies is taught. The new edition has exploited and developed the strengths of the first edition and added to them with relevant up-dates and new material. It is an indispensable undergraduate text and one that will appeal to postgraduates and lecturers seeking a ‘refresher’ which they can dip into.
Chapter 6: Feminism: From Femininity to Fragmentation
Feminism: From Femininity to Fragmentation
Modern feminism is often dated to the French Revolution; it is suggested that the social revolutionary Charles Fourier coined the term at the beginning of the nineteenth century. However, while once it may have been possible to define feminism quite precisely and unproblematically, recent developments have brought significant changes and fragmentation to feminist and gender studies. The basic aspiration of feminism may still be the liberation of women from gender-based oppression: however, the meaning of ‘oppression’, ‘liberation’ and even ‘femininity’ have become highly contested, most particularly as they relate to the cultures, lifestyles and choices of different women and female communities across the globe. The influence of poststructuralism, postmodernism, postcolonialism, psychoanalytic theory and new modes of ...