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[Commlist] New book - Women in Neoliberal Postfeminist Television Drama

Mon Nov 11 15:27:49 GMT 2019

New book
/Women in Neoliberal Postfeminist Television Drama: Representing gendered Experiences of the Second World War

1st ed. 2019, IX, 134 p.

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49,99 € | £44.99 | $59.99

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Women in Neoliberal

Postfeminist Television

Representing Gendered Experiences of the Second World War

Demonstrates that postfeminism, far from being a spent force, remains a structuring need in representations of women’s history on television Offers a new perspective to debates on representations of women’s experiences of the Second World War and moves the discussion beyond questions regarding historical accuracy

Elaborates on the relationship between television and cultural memory and the importance of television as a site of memory and identity construction for groups whose stories are marginalised in mainstream histories

“In this insightful book, Cat Mahoney offers a fascinating analysis of contemporary TV dramas such as Home Fires, Land Girls and The Bletchley Circle. Developing the idea that history is told through the preoccupations of the present, she argues compellingly that these are postfeminist dramas which work through troubling ideas about heteronormative romance, domesticity, beauty and whiteness, while reinforcing the idea that feminism as a political movement is not necessary. A bold and original contribution to television studies, gender studies and popular history.” Rosalind Gill, City, University of London, UK By examining contemporary television drama set during and immediately after the Second World War, this book illustrates the ways in which postfeminism has shaped representations of women in contemporary culture. Mahoney offers a new perspective to debates that have previously been concerned with questions of historical accuracy. She argues that depictions of women from the past in modern television drama spawn from the neoliberal postfeminist media climate which originated in the 1990s.

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