In a series of essays scrutinizing feminist and post-structuralists positions, Tania Modleski examines "the myth of postfeminism" and its operation in popular culture, especially popular film and cultural studies. (First published in 1991.)
Table of Contents
I. Theory and Methodology 1. Postmortem on Postfeminism 2. Femininity as Mas(s)querade 3. Some Functions of Feminist Criticism; or, the Scandal of the Mute Body II. Masculinity and Male Feminism 4. A Father Is Being Beaten: Male Feminism and the War Film 5. Three Men and a Baby M 6. The Incredible Shrinking He(r)man: Male Regression, the Male Body, and Film III. Race, Gender, and Sexuality 7. Cinema and the Dark Continent: Race and Genre in Popular Film 8. Lethal Bodies: Thoughts on Sex, Gender, and Representation from teh Mainstream to the Margins
Tania Modleski is Professor of English at the University of Southern California. She is the author of Loving with a Vengeance and The Women Who Knew Too Much, both published by Routledge.