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Geek Chic

Author: S. Inness
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137084219
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Mainstream society has often had a deeply rooted fear of intelligent women. Why do brilliant women make society ill at ease? Focusing on the US, Sherrie Inness and contributors explore this question in the context of the last two decades, arguing that more intelligent women are appearing in popular culture than ever before.

Geek Chic

Author: Sherrie A. Inness
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781403979025
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Using popular culture as a fertile environment for challenging the stereotype that the most brilliant geeks or nerds must be men, the essays in this book demonstrate how the popular media repeatedly affirms stereotypes of femininity while paradoxically challenging the stigmatization of smart women. Contributors salute a wide range of popular characters and real female role models, from Daria to Hillary Rodham Clinton, weaving in references to television shows like Gilmore Girls and analyses of classic icons like Sabrina.

Genius On Television

Author: Ashley Lynn Carlson
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476622078
Size: 42.43 MB
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Whether it's Sherlock Holmes solving crimes or Sheldon and Leonard geeking out over sci-fi, geniuses are central figures on many of television's most popular series. They are often enigmatic, displaying superhuman intellect while struggling with mundane aspects of daily life. This collection of new essays explores why TV geniuses fascinate us and how they shape our perceptions of what it means to be highly intelligent. Examining series like Criminal Minds, The Big Bang Theory, Bones, Elementary, Fringe, House, The Mentalist, Monk, Sherlock, Leverage and others, scholars from a variety of disciplines discuss how television both reflects and informs our cultural understanding of genius.

Age Of The Geek

Author: Kathryn E. Lane
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319657445
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This collection examines the nerd and/or geek stereotype in popular culture today. Utilizing the media—film, TV, YouTube, Twitter, fiction—that often defines daily lives, the contributors interrogate what it means to be labeled a “nerd” or “geek.” While the nerd/geek that is so easily recognized now is assuredly a twenty-first century construct, an examination of the terms’ history brings a greater understanding of their evolution. From sports to slasher films, Age of the Geek establishes a dialogue with texts as varied as the depictions of “nerd” or “geek” stereotypes.

Feminism And Pop Culture

Author: Andi Zeisler
Publisher: Seal Press
ISBN: 1580052371
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Examines the reciprocal relationship shared between feminism and popular culture from the 1940s to the twenty-first century; and discusses representations of women on television and in films, music, advertisements, and other medias.

Action Chicks

Author: S. Inness
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1403981248
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Xena, Buffy, Lara Croft. WWF, The Sopranos, Witchblade, La Femme Nikita. The women of pop culture are center stage and as tough as ever. Action Chicks is a groundbreaking collection highlighting the heroines we've grown to worship. What can they tell us about women in the Twent-first-century? What can they tell us about how popular culture depicts women? Do the characters escape traditional gender role expectations? Or do they adhere to sexual, racial, ethnic, and class stereotypes? The essays in Action Chicks provide fans with a new look at their favourite icons and their relationship to the popular media machine. A fascinating collection that's bound to stir up some excitement.

Delinquents And Debutantes

Author: Sherrie A. Inness
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 081473765X
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The first volume to examine young girls' culture in the U.S. in the 20th century. Essays address such topics as board games and the socialization of adolescent girls, dolls and political ideologies, female juvenile delinquency, and more, to demonstrate how cultural discourses shape both the young and teenage girl in America. 9 illustrations.

Women Portraiture And The Crisis Of Identity In Victorian England

Author: Colleen Denney
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing
ISBN: 9780754668794
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Women, Portraiture and the Crisis of Identity in Victorian England shows the effect of celebrity and scandal on four prominent Victorian women: Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Lady Dilke, Millicent Garrett Fawcett, and Sarah Grand. Colleen Denney explores how these women used their portraits as tools of persuasion, performing a domestic masquerade to secure privacy and acceptance, or sites of resistance, tearing down male constructions of female propriety and fighting Victorian stereotypes of intellectual women.

Gidgets And Women Warriors

Author: Catherine Gourley
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
ISBN: 0822568055
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Examines the symbols that defined perceptions of women during the 1950s and 1960s and how they changed women's role in society.

Running For Their Lives

Author: Sherrie A. Inness
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780847698516
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Girl Power has become the rallying cry for a new generation of girls as they navigate on their own terms the perilous yet exhilarating journey from girlhood to adulthood. Though this transformation is often difficult for middle-class white girls growing up in the United States, it is unimaginably more difficult for girls, often in developing countries, who contend with such life-threatening issues as poverty, abuse, and civil war. Indeed, girl power is a luxury these girls can t afford. Consider the young Thai teenage girl who must work in a button factory in order to save some money for her daughter. Think about the poverty-stricken young girl who is raped in rural Pakistan, and whose rapist is never brought to trial. Consider the journey of the African girl who is adopted and brought to the United States, yet discovers that she is not accepted because of her race. These stories and other equally painful sagas will resonate with readers of this collection, whose chapters will give these and other disenfranchised girls a place to speak, a place to express some of the pain, emotional and physical, of their journey through girlhood."