What is the relationship between feminism and popular culture? Has there been a 'backlash' against feminism or is feminism w part of contemporary 'commonsense'? Can feminism learn from popular culture? Feminism in Popular Culture explores these questions through a diverse range of texts and sites - from news coverage, The Vagina Mologues, the Scream trilogy, Ally McBeal and Sex and the City, sex documentaries and TV cooks, to breakdancing, beauty salons and computer game-playing. Feminism in Popular Culture does t assume that popular culture could benefit from a feminist 'makeover'. Rather, it analyses how different meanings of feminism have been negotiated within popular culture - how popular culture has made sense of feminism.
Joanne Hollows is Principal Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies at Nottingham Trent University. She is author of Feminism, Femininity and Popular Culture, co-author of Food and Cultural Studies and co-editor of Approaches to Popular Film and The Film Studies Reader. Rachel Moseley is Lecturer in Film and Television Studies at the University of Warwick. She is the author of Growing Up with Audrey Hepburn and editor of Fashioning Film Stars.