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Celebrity and the feminist blockbuster / Anthea Taylor
Bib ID 7342714
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Taylor, Anthea, 1972- author
Description London : Palgrave Macmillan imprint is published by Springer Nature, [2016] 
x, 306 pages ; 22 cm 
ISBN 1137373334 (hardback)
9781137373335 (hardback)
Invalid ISBN 9781137373342 (electronic book)
Full contents
  • Acknowledgements; Contents; Chapter 1: Introduction; The Specificities of Blockbuster Celebrity Feminism; Structure and Chapter Outlines; Notes; References; Chapter 2: 'Blockbuster' Feminism and Celebrification; Introduction; Feminist Critiques of Celebrity and the Media; Who Speaks? The Exclusions of Celebrity Feminism; Feminism and Popular Non-fiction; Constituting the Feminist Blockbuster; Celebrity Feminism as a Distinct Mode of Renown; Celebrity or Fame? A Gendered Distinction; Industry, Agency, and the Celebrity Feminist; Feminism and Star Labour
  • Celebrity and the 'Branding' of FeminismHistory, 'Waves', and Celebrity; Notes; References; Part I: The 1960s/1970s Blockbuster and Ongoing Feminist Stardom; Chapter 3: Helen Gurley Brown: Prototypical Celebrity Feminism, Cultural Intermediaries, and Agency; Introduction; Sex and the Single Girl as a Feminist Blockbuster; Manufacturing a Blockbuster, Manufacturing a (Feminist) Star; Collaborative Feminist Star-makers; The Toll of Celebrity; Brown's Fame Post-Sex and the Single Girl; Conclusion; Notes; References
  • Chapter 4: Betty Friedan: The 'Mother' of Feminism, Self-fashioning, and the Celebrity MystiqueIntroduction; The Problem with No Name: Reading The Feminine Mystique; 'Everything I Know Has Come from My Own Experience': The Celebrification of Friedan; Crafting a Public Self: Authorial Profiles, Interviews, and Life Writing; Ordinary/Extraordinary Feminism; Profiling the 'Mother' of Feminism; Memoir, Feminism, and Celebrity Self-fashioning; Conclusion; Notes; References; Chapter 5: Germaine Greer: 'The Star Feminism Had to Have', Unruliness, and Adaptable Celebrity; Introduction
  • a 'This Will Be a Sensational Book': The Female Eunuch and Its ReceptionGreer and The Female Eunuch in the Mediasphere; The Female Eunuch and Greer's Paradoxical Critique of Celebrity; Courting Controversy; or the Fear of an Ageing Woman Refusing to Keep Quiet?; Greer in the Twenty-first Century Mediasphere: Feminism, Comedy, and Television; Conclusion; Notes; References; Part II: The New Bestsellers, Online Media, and Branding Feminism in the Twenty-first Century; References; Chapter 6: Naomi Wolf: Twitter and the Transformation of a 'Third wave' Celebrity; Introduction
  • The Blockbuster in the 1990sThe Beauty Myth and the Revival of the Blockbuster; Fire with Fire: Celebrifying the Third Wave; Vagina: Transforming the Feminist Blockbuster; Twitter and Branding the Celebrity Feminist Self; Social Media and Blockbuster Celebrity Feminism: Wolf's Twitter Practice; #lifechangingread and Building the Wolf Brand; Celebrity-Celebrity Interaction: Boosting Capital; Notes; References; Chapter 7: Sheryl Sandberg and Roxane Gay: The Limits and Possibilities of Contemporary Blockbuster Feminism; Introduction; Lean In: A New Model of Feminist Blockbuster - and Celebrity?
  • The 'TED' Phenomenon and Celebrity Feminism

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Feminism.  |  Celebrities.  |  Feminism and literature.  |  Australian


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