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Fashioning postfeminism : spectacular femininity and transnational culture

Author: Simidele Dosekun
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2020
Series: Dissident feminisms
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Introduction: A New Style of Femininity -- Contextual Crossroads: African Women in the World of Things -- Choosing It All: From Pleasure to Self-Confidence to Pain -- "I'm Working, You Know": The Serious Business of Spectacularity -- Globally Black, "Naija," and Fabulous: Asserting Authentic Selves -- "Not That Kinda Girl": Resignifying Hyperfemininity for Postfeminist Times -- Conclusion: A New Fashion for
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Additional Physical Format: Erscheint auch als
Dosekun, Simidele, 1982-
Fashioning postfeminism.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2020
Online-Ausgabe
(DLC) 2020005469
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Simidele Dosekun
ISBN: 9780252085086 0252085086 9780252043215 0252043219
OCLC Number: 1226526039
Description: 197 Seiten
Series Title: Dissident feminisms
Responsibility: Simidele Dosekun.

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Introduction: A New Style of Femininity -- Contextual Crossroads: African Women in the World of Things -- Choosing It All: From Pleasure to Self-Confidence to Pain -- "I'm Working, You Know": The Serious Business of Spectacularity -- Globally Black, "Naija," and Fabulous: Asserting Authentic Selves -- "Not That Kinda Girl": Resignifying Hyperfemininity for Postfeminist Times -- Conclusion: A New Fashion for Feminism?

"Women in Lagos, Nigeria, practice a spectacularly feminine form of black beauty. From cascading hair extensions to immaculate makeup to high heels, their style permeates both day-to-day life and media representations of women not only in a swatch of Africa but across an increasingly globalized world. Simidele Dosekun's interviews and critical analysis consider the female subjectivities these women are performing and desiring. She finds that the women embody the postfeminist idea that their unapologetically immaculate beauty signals--but also constitutes--feminine power. As empowered global consumers and media citizens, the women deny any need to critique their culture or to take part in feminism's collective political struggle. Throughout, Dosekun unearths evocative details around the practical challenges to attaining their style, examines the gap between how others view these women and how they view themselves, and engages with ideas about postfeminist self-fashioning and subjectivity across cultures and class."

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"This book brilliantly challenges the assumption of whiteness and the Western location of the postfeminist female subject, documenting how postfeminism circulates well beyond the Global North. Read more...

 
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