Shopping Around: Feminine Culture and the Pursuit of Pleasure, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Shopping Around

Feminine Culture and the Pursuit of Pleasure, 1st Edition

By Hilary Radner


232 pages

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Paperback: 9780415905404
pub: 1994-12-01
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pub: 2012-11-12
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Shopping Around investigates the issues of contemporary popular narrative, feminine pleasure, and consumer culture, viewing the permutations of the feminine subject as a textual construction evolved through everyday life. A wide spectrum of texts are examined, exposing the fact that women "read" within a complex and conflicted cultural arena characterized by a significant intertextuality that multiply defines "femininity." Shopping Around raises these issues in the context of everyday cultural practices such as applying make-up, reading magazines, watching television, and working-out, providing a unique introduction to postmodern feminist and cultural theory.

About the Author

Hilary Radner is Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication and Theatre at the University of Notre Dame.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ART / Popular Culture
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies