1st Edition

Off-Centre Feminism and Cultural Studies

Edited By Sarah Franklin, Celia Lury, Jackie Stacey Copyright 1991
    348 Pages
    by Routledge

    356 Pages
    by Routledge

    This anthology of new work is the first since Women Take Issue to bring together feminist theory and cultural studies. Continuing the tradition of collective scholarship from the internationally recognised Birmingham school, Off-Centre is a major contribution to recent debates in these areas. The book covers issues of long standing concern, as well as those of new significance - pop culture and the media, science and technology, Thatcherism and the Enterprise Culture. A distinctive interdisciplinary approach holds together the range of topics, and is supplemented by editors' introductions surveying recent developments in feminism and cultural studies. The volume critically addresses the relationship between feminism and cultural studies, arguing for the value of combining these approaches in the analysis of contemporary culture.

    Introduction One: Feminism and Cultural Studies: Pasts, Presents, Futures, The Editors Introduction Two: Feminism, Marxism and Thatcherism, The Editors Section One: Representation and Identity Melodrama's Gendered Audience Angela Partington Open or Closed: Popular Magazines and Dominant Culture Helen Pleasance Having it All: Feminism and the Pleasure of the Popular Yvonne Tasker Reading the Self: Autobiography, Gender and the Institution of the Literary Celia Lury Is 'Doing Nothing' Just Boys' Play?: Integrating Feminist and Cultural Studies Perspectives on Working Class Young Men's Masculinity Joyce E Canaan Section Two: Science and Technology Science and Technology: Questions for Cultural Studies and for Feminism Maureen McNeil and Sarah Franklin In the Wake of the Alton Bill: Science, Technology and Reproductive Politics The Science and Technology Subgroup Introduction: Why the Alton Bill? The Science and Technology Subgroup Section One: Putting the Alton Bill in Context Maureen McNeil Section Two: Abortion Acts: 1803-1967 Wendy Fyfe Section Three: Adversarial Politics The Legal Construction of Abortion Deborah Lynn Steinberg Section Four: Fetal Fascinations: New Dimensions to the Medical- Scientific Construction of Fetal Personhood Sarah Franklin Section Five: The Alton Bill and the Media's 'Consensual' Position Tessa Randles Conclusion: Feminism and Abortion: Pasts, Presents, Futures The Science and Technology Subgroup Section Three: Thatcherism and the Enterprise Culture Making and Not Making the Differences: The Gender Politics of Thatcherism Maureen McNeil Enterprising Women: Images of Success in Thatcher's Britain Janet Newman Enterprise Fictions: Women's Substance Estella Tincknell Redefining Cultural Identities Evelyn Reid Promoting Normality: Section 28 and the Regulation of Sexuality Jackie Stacey Index


    Sarah Franklin, Celia Lury; Jackie Stacey