Gender Forum

Articles from No. 40, 2012

Consumerism and Madness in Mary Harron's American Psycho
1 Every day in our lives we are surrounded by objects that we have acquired. These objects can represent a memory, a tie to one's identity, or a symbol of someone's social status. But what happens in a culture where the surplus of goods leads to excessive...
Feminism from a New Perspective: The Single Girl and Bachelor Phenomena
1 The state of being single among women and men is not new. Even 100 years ago, the American and German populations included singles or people who lived alone. Publicly they were associated with mostly negative images. However since the 1930s, several...
Flapper Girls - Feminism and Consumer Society in the 1920s
1 The Jazz-Age, the roaring twenties in the USA, the golden twenties (Goldene Zwanziger) in the Weimar Republic were characterized by economic prosperity, cultural blossoming and many social changes: the foundation of the Weimar Republic 1919 granted...
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. United States: Crown Publishers, 2010
1 The thriving pharmaceutical industries, modern medical breakthroughs and increased dependency on prescription medicine have captured much media and academic interests lately. Rebecca Skloot's acclaimed book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks contributes...
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