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Twenty-first Century Feminism

Forming and Performing Femininity

  • Claire Nally
  • Angela Smith

About this book


This collection of essays considers the ways in which feminism is still an important issue in twenty-first century society. Looking at various forms of literature, media, and popular culture, the book establishes that contemporary images of femininity are highly contested, complex, and frequently problematic.


Gender femininity feminism postfeminism third-wave fourth-wave culture popular culture literature film TV media society television

Editors and affiliations

  • Claire Nally
    • 1
  • Angela Smith
    • 2
  1. 1.Northumbria UniversityUK
  2. 2.University of SunderlandUK

About the editors

Claire Nally, University of Northumbria, UK Angela Smith, University of Sunderland, UK Jennifer Anyan, Southampton Solent University, UK Anne Burns, Loughborough University School of Art, UK Leslie Heywood, State University of New York, USA Makiko Iseri, University of Sussex, UK Karen Sturgeon-Dodsworth, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK Rosie White, Northumbria University, UK

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