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Ageing, Popular Culture and Contemporary Feminism

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How has popular film, television and fiction responded to the realities of an ageing Western population? This volume analyses this field of representation to argue that, while celebrations of ageing as an inspirational journey are increasing, most depictions still focus on decline and deterioration.

Imelda Whelehan is Professor of English and Gender Studies and Pro Vice Chancellor (Research Training) at the University of Tasmania, Australia. Her research focuses on feminist thought, popular fiction and film, and adaptation studies. Recent books include Screen Adaptation (with D. Cartmell, 2010), The Cambridge Companion to Literature on Screen (ed. with D. Cartmell, 2007) and The Feminist Bestseller (2005). She is also Co-Editor of the journal Adaptation and Associate Editor of Contemporary Women's Writing (OUP). She is currently writing on bras and post-war Hollywood. 

Joel Gwynne is Assistant Professor of English at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is the author/co-editor of several books on contemporary literature and visual culture, including Sexuality and Contemporary Literature (2012), Erotic Memoirs and Postfeminism: The Politics of Pleasure (2013) and Postfeminism and Contemporary Hollywood Cinema (2013). His essays have appeared in journals such as Journal of Gender Studies, Women's Studies International Forum, Journal of Contemporary Asia and Feminist Theory. 

Notes on Contributors Introduction: The 'Greying' of Popular Culture?; Imelda Whelehan and Joel Gwynne 1. Conscientious Objections: Feminism, Fiction and the Phoney War on Ageing; Liz Byrski 2. Fiction or polemic? Transcending the Ageing Body in Popular Women's Fiction; Imelda Whelehan 3. 'Mrs Robinson seeks Benjamin': Cougars, Popular Memoirs and the Quest for Fulfillment in Midlife and Beyond; Joel Gwynne 4. Sexing-up the Midlife Woman: Cultural Representations of Ageing, Femininity, and the Sexy Body; Sharron Hinchliff 5. Paternalizing the Rejuvenation of Later Life Masculinity in Twenty-First Century Film; Hannah Hamad 6. Too Old For This Shit?: On Aging Tough Guys; Dominic Lennard 7. 'The (un-Botoxed) Face of a Hollywood Revolution': Meryl Streep and the 'Greying' of Mainstream Cinema; Deborah Jermyn 8. Grown Up Girls: Newspaper Reviews of Ageing Women in Pop; Lynne Hibberd 9. Mature Meryl and Hot Helen: Hollywood, Gossip and the 'Appropriately' Ageing Actress; Kirsty Fairclough-Isaacs 10. Funny Old Girls: Representing Older Women in British Television Comedy; Rosie White 11. Silence Isn't Golden, Girls: The Cross-Generational Comedy of 'America's Grandma' Betty White; Elizabeth Rawitsch 12. The Older Mother in One Born Every Minute ; Georgina Ellen O'Brien Hill 13. Women, Travelling and Later Life; Sarah Falcus and Katsura Sako 14. Kane and Edgar: Playing with Age in Film; Dee Michell, Casey Tonkin and Penelope Eate 15. Beyond Wicked Witches And Fairy Godparents: Ageing and Gender in Children's Fantasy on Screen; Rebecca-Anne C. Do Rozario and Deb Waterhouse-Watson Index


Titel: Ageing, Popular Culture and Contemporary Feminism
Untertitel: Harleys and Hormones
EAN: 9781137376534
ISBN: 978-1-137-37653-4
Format: E-Book (pdf)
Hersteller: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Herausgeber: Palgrave Macmillan
Genre: Soziologie
Veröffentlichung: 06.11.2014
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Wasserzeichen
Dateigrösse: 2.84 MB
Anzahl Seiten: 254
Jahr: 2014