• Women and Gift Exchange in Eighteenth-Century Fiction: Richardson, Burney, Austen book cover

    Women and Gift Exchange in Eighteenth-Century Fiction

    Richardson, Burney, Austen, 1st Edition

    By Linda Zionkowski

    This book analyzes why the most influential novelists of the long eighteenth century centered their narratives on the theory and practice of gift exchange. Throughout this period, fundamental shifts in economic theories regarding the sources of individual and national wealth along with…

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  • Postfeminist Celebrity and Motherhood: Brand Mom book cover

    Postfeminist Celebrity and Motherhood

    Brand Mom, 1st Edition

    By Jorie Lagerwey

    This book analyzes the intersections of celebrity, self-branding, and "mommy" culture. It examines how images of celebrity moms playing versions of themselves on reality television, social media, gossip sites, and self-branded retail outlets negotiate the complex demands of postfeminism and the…

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  • The Cultural Politics of Chick Lit: Popular Fiction, Postfeminism and Representation book cover

    The Cultural Politics of Chick Lit

    Popular Fiction, Postfeminism and Representation, 1st Edition

    By Heike Missler

    Chick lit is the marketing label attributed to a surge of books published in the wake of Helen Fielding's Bridget Jones's Diary (1996) and Candace Bushnell's Sex and the City (1997). Branded by their pink or pastel-coloured book covers, chick-lit novels have been a highly successful and ubiquitous…

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  • The Contemporary Femme Fatale: Gender, Genre and American Cinema book cover

    The Contemporary Femme Fatale

    Gender, Genre and American Cinema, 1st Edition

    By Katherine Farrimond

    The femme fatale occupies a precarious yet highly visible space in contemporary cinema. From sci-fi alien women to teenage bad girls, filmmakers continue to draw on the notion of the sexy deadly woman in ways which traverse boundaries of genre and narrative. This book charts the articulations of…

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  • New Feminisms in South Asian Social Media, Film, and Literature: Disrupting the Discourse book cover

    New Feminisms in South Asian Social Media, Film, and Literature

    Disrupting the Discourse, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sonora Jha, Alka Kurian

    This book is a study of the resurgence and re-imagination of feminist discourse on gender and sexuality in South Asia as told through its cinematic, literary, and social media narratives. It brings incisive and expert analyses of emerging disruptive articulations that represent an unprecedented…

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  • Sexuality, Gender and Nationalism in Caribbean Literature book cover

    Sexuality, Gender and Nationalism in Caribbean Literature

    1st Edition

    By Kate Houlden

    This book is the first to focus exclusively on issues of gender and sexuality in a range of post-war novels from the Anglophone Caribbean. Concentrating on the 1950s to the mid 1970s, it highlights the period's diversity of sexual concerns. New readings of seminal figures like Samuel Selvon and…

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  • Shakespeare�s Suicides: Dead Bodies That Matter book cover

    Shakespeare�s Suicides

    Dead Bodies That Matter, 1st Edition

    By Marlena Tronicke

    Shakespeare’s Suicides: Dead Bodies That Matter is the first study in Shakespeare criticism to examine the entirety of Shakespeare’s dramatic suicides. It addresses all plays featuring suicides and near-suicides in chronological order from Titus Andronicus to Antony and Cleopatra, thus establishing…

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  • Global Glam and Popular Music: Style and Spectacle from the 1970s to the 2000s book cover

    Global Glam and Popular Music

    Style and Spectacle from the 1970s to the 2000s, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ian Chapman, Henry Johnson

    This book is the first to explore style and spectacle in glam popular music performance from the 1970s to the present day, and from an international perspective. Focus is given to a number of representative artists, bands, and movements, as well as national, regional, and cultural contexts from…

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  • Economies of Desire at the Victorian Fin de Si�e: Libidinal Lives book cover

    Economies of Desire at the Victorian Fin de Si�e

    Libidinal Lives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jane Ford, Kim Edwards Keates, Patricia Pulham

    This volume marks the first sustained study to interrogate how and why issues of sexuality, desire, and economic processes intersect in the literature and culture of the Victorian fin de siècle. At the end of the nineteenth-century, the move towards new models of economic thought marked the…

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  • For Better, For Worse: Marriage in Victorian Novels by Women book cover

    For Better, For Worse

    Marriage in Victorian Novels by Women, 1st Edition

    Edited by Carolyn Lambert, Marion Shaw

    This interdisciplinary volume explores the fictional portrayal of marriage by women novelists between 1800 and 1900. It investigates the ways in which these novelists used the cultural form of the novel to engage with and contribute to the wider debates of the period around the fundamental cultural…

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  • Black Women, Agency, and the New Black Feminism book cover

    Black Women, Agency, and the New Black Feminism

    1st Edition

    By Maria del Guadalupe Davidson

    The powerful Beyoncé, formidable Rihanna, and the incalculable Nikki Minaj. Their images lead one to wonder: are they a new incarnation of black feminism and black women’s agency, or are they only pure fantasy in which, instead of having agency, they are in fact the products of the forces of…

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  • Friendship and Queer Theory in the Renaissance: Gender and Sexuality in Early Modern England book cover

    Friendship and Queer Theory in the Renaissance

    Gender and Sexuality in Early Modern England, 1st Edition

    By John S. Garrison

    In this volume, the author offers a substantial reconsideration of same-sex relations in the early modern period, and argues that early modern writers – rather than simply celebrating a classical friendship model based in dyadic exclusivity and a rejection of self-interest – sought to innovate on…

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    Routledge

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