Looking at popular culture from 1980 to the present, feminism appears to be ""over"": that is, according to popular critics we are in an era of ""postfeminism"" in which feminism has supposedly already achieved equality for women. Not so, says Sarah Projansky. In Watching Rape , Projansky undermines this complacent view in her fascinating and thorough analysis of depictions of rape in U.S. film, television, and independent video. Through a cultural studies analysis of such films as Thelma and Louise , Daughters of the Dust , and She's Gotta Have It , and television shows like ER , Ally McBeal
Machine generated contents note: 1 A Feminist History of Rape in U.S. Film, 1903-1979 2 The Postfeminist Context: Popular Redefinitions of Feminism, 1980-Present 3 Film and Television Narratives at the Intersection of Rape and Postfeminism 4 Feminism and the Popular: Readings of Rape and Postfeminism in Thelma and Louise 5 Persistently Displaced: Black Women in Rape Narratives 6 Talking Back to Postfeminism? Rape Prevention and Education Films and Videos Conclusion Notes Works Cited Index of Film and Television Titles General Index About the Author .
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