The Beauty Myth Vintage Feminism Short Edition

In a society embroiled in a cult of female beauty and youthfulness, pressure on women to conform physically is constant and all-pervading. In this shortened edition you will find the essence of Wolf’s groundbreaking book.

Author: Naomi Wolf

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473521963

Category: Social Science

Page: 128

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Vintage Feminism: classic feminist texts in short form WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY THE AUTHOR Every day, women around the world are confronted with a dilemma – how to look. In a society embroiled in a cult of female beauty and youthfulness, pressure on women to conform physically is constant and all-pervading. In this shortened edition you will find the essence of Wolf’s groundbreaking book. It is a radical, gripping and frank exposé of the tyranny of the beauty myth, its oppressive function and the destructive obsession it engenders.

Celebrity and the Feminist Blockbuster

integral to feminist celebrification) frames The Beauty Myth as the key text of the '
third wave': 'Wolf's landmark ... Further illustrative of its ongoing commercial
viability, in 2015 it was re-released as a 'Vintage Feminism Short Edition'.

Author: Anthea Taylor

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137373342

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 306

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In the first book-length study of celebrity feminism, Anthea Taylor convincingly argues that the most visible feminists in the mediasphere have been authors of bestselling works of non-fiction: feminist ‘blockbusters’. Celebrity and The Feminist Blockbuster explores how the authors of these popular feminist books have shaped the public identity of modern feminism, in some cases over many decades. Maintaining a distinction between women who are famous because of their feminism and those who later add feminism to their ‘brand’, Taylor contends that Western celebrity feminism, as a political mode of public subjectivity, cannot in any simple way be seen as homologous with other forms of stardom. Moving deftly from the 1960s to the present, focusing on how feminist authors have actively worked to manufacture their public personas, she demonstrates that the blockbuster remains crucial to feminist celebrification but is now often augmented with digital media. Advancing celebrity studies by placing the figure of the feminist front and centre, Celebrity and the Feminist Blockbuster is essential reading for all those interested in gender, popular feminism, and the politics of renown.

Fairy Tale

Marina Warner guides us through the rich world of fairy tale, from Cinderella and Hansel and Gretel to Snow White and Pan's Labyrinth.

Author: Marina Warner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019953215X

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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From wicked queens, beautiful princesses, elves, monsters, and goblins, to giants, glass slippers, poisoned apples, magic keys, and mirrors, the characters and images of fairy tales have cast a spell over readers and audiences, both adults and children, for centuries. These fantastic stories have traveled across cultural borders, and been passed on from generation to generation, ever-changing, renewed with each re-telling. Few forms of literature have greater power to enchant us and rekindle our imagination than a fairy tale. But what is a fairy tale? Where do they come from and what do they mean? What do they try and communicate to us about morality, sexuality, and society? The range of fairy tales stretches across great distances and time; their history is entangled with folklore and myth, and their inspiration draws on ideas about nature and the supernatural, imagination and fantasy, psychoanalysis and feminism. In this Very Short Introduction, Marina Warner digs into a rich hoard of fairy tales in all their brilliant and fantastical variations, in order to define a genre and evaluate a literary form that keeps shifting through time and history. Drawing on a glittering array of examples, from classics such as Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, and The Sleeping Beauty, the Grimm Brothers' Hansel and Gretel, and Hans Andersen's The Little Mermaid, to modern-day realizations including Walt Disney's Snow White, Warner forms a persuasive case for fairy tale as a crucial repository of human understanding and culture. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.


Her death made good myth . lywood's first movie queen of color comBeneath the
packaging was a Black mitted suicide ... Dorothy Dandridge was glass : her
beauty and travesty marketed to among the first Black entertainers to break
millions . ... nightclubs . the miscegenation mold ; her star quality Scarce editions
of her autobiography , was based on her fair skin . ... a Black feminist perspective
, the -Harry Belafonte in Island in the Sun or circumstances of Dorothy
Dandridge's life Curt ...




Category: Feminism


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A feminist publication on art and politics.

Angela Carter

Includes discussion of the differences between the two editions of Love . ...
Providing excerpts from articles written about Carter ' s short fiction , this is an
invaluable research tool . Steedman , Carolyn . ... feminist writing practice .
Warner ... London : Vintage , 1995 . Several ... Re - Constructing Oedipus through
' Beauty and the Beast . ... Interesting comments on the myth of Oedipus in Carter
' s fairy tales .

Author: Alison Lee

Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 146

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This book presents information on Angela Carter's life and literary criticism on her novels.

Forthcoming Books

Unmaking Mimesis : Essays on Feminism & in the Theory of Nonlinear
Hydrodynamic Waves , May Theater , LC 96-8881 . Feb. 1997. write for info ...
Myth Maker : J. R. R. Tolkien . Sep. ... ( C ) . beauty of this curriculum is that it is
easily Dec. 1996. pap ... The Vintage Book of Classic Crime . LC Diamond ...
Aubrey's Brief Lives . ... 6.99 ( 1-56402-977-8 Candlewick Pr . - Christmas Stories
: Mini Edition . Nov.

Author: Rose Arny



Category: American literature


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