10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Zeisler, Andi, Feminism and pop culture / Andi Zeisler. p. cm. — (Seal studies). Whether or not we like to admit it, pop culture is a lens through which we alternately view and shape the world around us. When it comes to feminism, pop culture. 7 Jul Zeisler, author of the feminist primer, Feminism and Pop Culture, initially wanted to write about the “symbiotic relationship” between.

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Lists with This Book. An excellent and insightful overview. The s and 80s As the lines between high and low culture have increasingly blurred over the past several decades, feminists — both polished academics and dilettantes — have begun to examine how mainstream media affects our activism and how we have become necessary agents in the deconstruction of pop culture.

So why not mention that? Jan 29, Elevate Difference rated it really liked it. A basic but thorough overview of feminism and popular culture.

Feminist Response to Pop Culture and you can just feel her wanting to inject her own views and opinions into what is meant to be a somewhat more objective text—and sometimes she does.

No trivia or quizzes yet. The book is informative and, I believe, a type of book important for any woman to read. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Really fun book to read! And feminism itself went from being a movement designed to achieve gender equity to, for large numbers of women, a personal justification for liking or disliking various celebrities, buying certain products and consuming various bits of pop culture.

Feb 26, Lauren Alexander rated it really liked zeisle. Bitch is here to make the world more feminist, rather than to make more money. Further Reading and Resources I loved every bit of it.

I can read more incisive pop culture commentary every day on Jezebel. In response, Bitch seems determined to remain sharper and push harder than its cohort, with in-depth reports on man-made environmental disasters and niche book and art reviews about, and often written by, people from groups that are underrepresented in media.


The only reason I didn’t give it five stars is I felt that a lot of the information and even examples have been covered by other mainstream feminist texts, such as “Manifesta,” “When Everything Changed” and of course Bitch Magazine of which Zeisler is a co-founder.

Even though it was published init is a bit dated, not on the issues per se but on the references.

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I’m actually curious The author herself seems to come from a comparatively old-school feminist pedigree; most of the texts she cites most thoroughly come from the early s and she handwaves most of the Third Wave as culturr ill-defined.

I have trouble figuring out who the audience of this femiism is supposed to be. Okay, it was a “graphic novel” entitled Love and Murderand the storyline was written by Jodi Picoult–yes that Jodi Picoult, author of so many sob-stories she practically has her own section at Borders. A great primer on how feminism relates to what we take in every day.

My main criticism, and I suppose it is to be expected that “pop culture” was American culture, and other than a passing reference to Bridget Jones and the Spice Girls, ppp rest of the West was ignored. The downtown bento spot morphs from anti-space to high-design statement, but Naoko Tamura’s bold cooking remains center stage. Zeisler’s astute summary of the various waves of the feminist movement gives me something to look out for.

I agree with the above comments, anxi – a lot has changed in 5 years, and it’s time for a second edition of this book! However, the book is extremely dry and I found myself incredibly bored through parts.

Feminism and Pop Culture explains the necessary truth about our frivolous media consumption: Zeisler is one of the founders of Bitch magazine, and wrote this survey of feminism zeissler pop culture covering the s through the early s. I did like the enormous list of references and recommended reading. Yet, although I can’t find a firm birthdate for her, pictures seem to place her in her late thirties to early forties at the oldest. I particularly enjoyed learning more about what pop culture was like in the 40ss I feel like I have culutre decent grasp on 80s-present and the different cycles in which we see women in media one might expect the progress would be linear, but it actually wasn’t.

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In Feminism and Pop Culture, Bitch magazine cofounder Andi Zeisler is able to do what does not regularly happen in the pages of the magazine. May 04, Margaret rated it did not like it Shelves: I’m writing my most femihism observations here but like I xndi, overall there’s nothing particularly WRONG with the book, it just lacks nuance.

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I read it as an audio book and can’t find the chapter list anywhere? Also, some of her aside jabs are reductive to the point of being absurd; I don This book would be a good pick for the first week of class in an intro-level course. What is the chapter that deals with the hays laws?

After reading her book, I had plenty of questions for Zeisler and more than a little bit of guilt for my own participation in the commodification of feminism.

Other editions – View all Feminism and Pop Culture: From mental health to poverty to domestic violence, our state has some work to do. Want zeislee Read saving….