Postfeminist News: Political Women in Media Culture
Kaye, Janet, Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly
Postfeminist News: Political Women in Media Culture. Mary Douglas Vavrus. Albany: State University of New York Press. 2002. 225 pp. $62.50 hbk. $20.95 pbk.
The central premise of Postfeminist News is that media representations of women in politics reinforce traditional sex roles even as they appear to promote women's presence and power in the public arena. Such news coverage, Mary Douglas Vavrus says, constitutes a type of postfeminism: "a revision of feminism that encourages women's private consumer lifestyles rather than cultivating a desire for public life and political activism."
Vavrus explains that postfeminism assumes that feminist politics has accomplished its …
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Publication information: Article title: Postfeminist News: Political Women in Media Culture. Contributors: Kaye, Janet - Author. Journal title: Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly. Volume: 80. Issue: 1 Publication date: Spring 2003. Page number: 219. © Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Winter 2007. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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