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Unruly girls, unrepentant mothers : redefining feminism on screen

Author: Kathleen Rowe Karlyn
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A companion to the author's The Unruly Woman, this book "studies the ways popular culture and current debates within and about feminism inform each other"--Page 4 of cover.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen Rowe Karlyn
ISBN: 9780292718333 0292718330 0292737548 9780292737549
OCLC Number: 598305025
Description: xi, 308 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : bad mothers, angry girls --
Postfeminism and the third wave : Titanic --
Trouble in paradise : American beauty and the incest motif --
Girl world : clueless, mean girls, and the Devil wears Prada --
Final girls and epic fantasies : Remaking the world --
How Reese Witherspoon walks the line --
Teen-girl melodramas : My so-called life and Thirteen --
Girls of color : beyond girl world --
The motherline and a wicked powerful feminism : Antonia's line.
Responsibility: by Kathleen Rowe Karlyn.

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Continuing the celebration of female unruliness she began in The Unruly Woman, Karlyn explores how representations of mothers and daughters in popular films and television shows both reflect and  Read more...

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