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FEMINIST CULTURAL STUDIES

Edited by Terry Lovell, Director, Centre for the Study of Women and Gender, University of Warwick, UK
Feminist Cultural Studies is a key reference collection covering a broad spectrum including ethnographic studies, audiences and reading, culture in the making of subjectivity, and popular culture such as film, television, dance, make-up and advertising. Other areas addressed include contemporary theory and method, the uses of the female body as a cultural product, and the inter-relationship of ‘race’ and ethnicity in the cultural construction of gender.

This collection includes seminal essays by well-known writers such as Susan Bordo, Hazel Carby, Sue-Ellen Case, Rita Felski, Jane Gaines, Susan Gubar, Angela McRobbie, Toril Moi, Toni Morrison, Laura Mulvey, Janice Radway, Jacqueline Rose, Gayatry Spivak, Carolyn Steedman, Catherine Stimpson, Elizabeth Wilson and many others.
Two volume set
Extent: 1,216 pp
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Publication Date: 1995
ISBN: 978 1 85278 767 7
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Cultural studies and modern feminism are contemporaries and their short histories have been closely interwoven. Feminist cultural studies is consequently a particularly rich field for study and research.

Feminist Cultural Studies is a key reference collection covering a broad spectrum including ethnographic studies, audiences and reading, culture in the making of subjectivity, and popular culture such as film, television, dance, make-up and advertising. Other areas addressed include contemporary theory and method, the uses of the female body as a cultural product, and the inter-relationship of ‘race’ and ethnicity in the cultural construction of gender.

This collection includes seminal essays by well-known writers such as Susan Bordo, Hazel Carby, Sue-Ellen Case, Rita Felski, Jane Gaines, Susan Gubar, Angela McRobbie, Toril Moi, Toni Morrison, Laura Mulvey, Janice Radway, Jacqueline Rose, Gayatry Spivak, Carolyn Steedman, Catherine Stimpson, Elizabeth Wilson and many others.

This authoritative two volume set will be welcomed by students, teachers and researchers as a key reference reader on feminist cultural studies which will improve access to seminal articles, as well as some intriguing and influential papers which have been overlooked in the past.
56 articles, dating from 1980 to 1993
Contributors: P. Bailey, A.K. Clark, S. Gubar, A.Kuhn, K. King, B. Littlewood, L. Mulvey, J. Rose, C.R. Stimpson, J. Taylor, E. Wilson
Contents:
Volume I
PART I: CULTURE IS ORDINARY
1. Micaela di Leonardo (1987), ‘The Female World of Cards and Holidays: Women, Families, and the Work of Kinship’
2. Barbara Littlewood (1987) ‘Women, Words and Power: A Study of the Language of Magic in Southern Italy’
3. Peter Bailey (1990), ‘Parasexuality and Glamour: the Victorian Barmaid as Cultural Prototype’
4. Mica Nava (1992), ‘Outrage and Anxiety in the Reporting of Child Sexual Abuse: Cleveland and the Press’
5. Janice Winship (1981), ‘Handling Sex’
6. Jennifer Craik (1989), ‘“I must put my face on”: Making Up the Body and Marking Out the Feminine’
PART II: MAKING SUBJECTIVITIES: MAKING SOCIAL IDENTITIES
7. Carolyn Steedman (1980), ‘The Tidy House’
8. Jacqueline Rose (1985), ‘State and Language: Peter Pan as Written for the Child’
9. Mitzi Myers, (1989), ‘“Servants as They are Now Educated”: Women Writers and Georgian Pedogogy’
10. Regenia Gagnier, (1989), ‘The Literary Standard, Working-Class Lifewriting, and Gender’
11. Liz Stanley, (1990), ‘Moments of Writing: Is There a Feminist Auto/biography?’
12. Judith R. Walkowitz (1986), ‘Science, Feminism and Romance: The Men and Women’s Club 1885–1889’
PART III: FEMINISM AND GENDER IN POPULAR CULTURE
13. Charlotte Brunsdon (1991), ‘Pedagogies of the Feminine: Feminist Teaching and Women’s Genres’
14. Beverley Alcock and Jocelyn Robson (1990), ‘Cagney and Lacey Revisited’
15. Judith Mayne, (1988), L.A. Law and Prime-Time Feminism’
16. Susan McClary (1990), ‘Living to Tell: Madonna’s Resurrection of the Fleshly’
17. Rita Felski (1990), ‘Kitsch, Romance Fiction and Male Paranoia: Stephen King Meets the Frankfurt School’
18. Frigga Haug (1987), ‘Daydreams’
PART IV: CULTURE AND CONSUMPTION
19. Jane Gaines (1989), ‘The Queen Christina Tie-Ups: Convergence of Show Window and Screen’
20. Mary Ann Doane (1989), ‘The Economy of Desire: The Commodity Form in/of the Cinema’
21. Susan Willis (1990), ‘“I want the black one”: Is There a Place for Afro-American Culture in Commodity Culture?’
22. Ann K. Clark (1987), ‘The Girl: A Rhetoric of Desire’
23. Danae Clark (1991), ‘Commodity Lesbianism’
PART V: READERS AND AUDIENCES
24. Janice A. Radway (1986), ‘Reading is Not Eating: Mass-Produced Literature and the Theoretical, Methodological, and Political Consequences of a Metaphor’
25. Gill Frith (1991), ‘Transforming Features: Double Vision and the Female Reader’
26. Helen Taylor (1993), Anniversaries, Sequels and Bandwagons: Gone With the Wind, 1989–91”, Women: A Cultural Review’
27. Laura Mulvey (1989), ‘British Feminist Film Theory’s Female Spectators: Presence and Absence’

Volume II
PART I: SOME OVERVIEWS
1. Catherine R. Stimpson (1988), ‘Nancy Reagan Wears a Hat: Feminism and Its Cultural Consensus’
2. Lisa Tickner (1988), ‘Feminism, Art History, and Sexual Difference’
3. Ginette Vincendeau (1987), ‘Women’s Cinema, Film Theory and Feminism in France: Reflections after the 1987 Creteil Festival’
4. Chandra Talpade Mohanty (1988), ‘Under Western Eyes: Feminist Scholarship and Colonial Discourses’
PART II: THEORY AND METHOD
5. Barbara Creed (1987), ‘From Here to Modernity: Feminism and Postmodernism’
6. Mary Poovey (1988), ‘Feminism and Deconstruction’
7. Sue-Ellen Case (1988-89), ‘Towards a Butch-Femme Aesthetic’
8. Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak with Ellen Rooney, (1993), ‘In a Word. Interview’
9. Toril Moi (1991), ‘Appropriating Bourdieu: Feminist Theory and Pierre Bourdieu’s Sociology of Culture’
10. Jenny Taylor (1991), ‘Dreams of a Common Language: Science, Gender and Culture’
11. Angela McRobbie (1991), ‘New Times in Cultural Studies’
12. Sarah Franklin, Celia Lury and Jackie Stacey (1991), ‘Feminism and Cultural Studies: Pasts, Presents, Futures’
Part III: THE BODY SIGNIFIES
13. Deborah Cameron, (1992), ‘Naming of Parts: Gender, Culture, and Terms for the Penis Among American College Students’
14. Sander L. Gilman (1992), ‘Black Bodies, White Bodies: Toward an Iconography of Female Sexuality in Late Nineteenth-Century Art, Medicine, and Literature’
15. Sally Peters (1992), ‘From Eroticism to Transcendence: Ballroom Dance and the Female Body’
16. Sandra Kemp (1992), ‘“Let’s Watch a Little How He Dances” – Performing Cultural Studies’
17. Annette Kuhn (1989), ‘The Body and Cinema: Some Problems for Feminism’
18. Susan Bordo (1993), ‘“Material Girl”: The Effacements of Postmodern Culture’
19. Rosi Braidotti (1989), ‘Organs Without Bodies’
PART IV: WORDS AND WORLDS
20. Carol Cohn (1987), ‘Sex and Death in the Rational World of Defence Intellectuals’
21. Hazel V. Carby (1985), ‘“On the Threshold of Women’s Era”: Lynching, Empire, and Sexuality in Black Feminist Theory’
22. Katie King (1988), ‘Audre Lorde’s Lacquered Layerings: The Lesbian Bar as a Site of Literary Production’
23. Toni Morrison, (1989), ‘Unspeakable Things Unspoken: The Afro-American Presence in American Literature’
24. Kathryn Dodd (1990), ‘Cultural Politics and Women’s Historical Writing: The Case of Ray Strachey’s The Cause’
PART V: VISIBLE WORLDS
25. Wendy Kozol, (1988), ‘Madonnas of the Fields: Photography, Gender, and 1930s Farm Relief’
26. Christine Holmlund (1991), ‘When is a Lesbian Not a Lesbian?: The Lesbian Continuum and the Mainstream Femme Film’
27. Lynda Nead (1990), ‘The Female Nude: Pornography, Art, and Sexuality’
28. Susan Gubar (1987), ‘Representing Pornography: Feminism, Criticism, and Depictions of Female Violation’
29. Elizabeth Wilson (1992), ‘The Invisible Flâneur’
Name Index