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Shopping Around

Feminine Culture and the Pursuit of Pleasure

By Hilary Radner

Routledge – 1995 – 224 pages

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    978-0-415-90540-4
    December 1st 1994
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Description

Shopping Around investigates the issues of contemporary popular narrative, feminine pleasure, and consumer culture, viewing the permutations of the feminine subject as a textual construction evolved through everyday life. A wide spectrum of texts are examined, exposing the fact that women "read" within a complex and conflicted cultural arena characterized by a significant intertextuality that multiply defines "femininity." Shopping Around raises these issues in the context of everyday cultural practices such as applying make-up, reading magazines, watching television, and working-out, providing a unique introduction to postmodern feminist and cultural theory.

Author Bio

Hilary Radner is Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication and Theatre at the University of Notre Dame.

Name: Shopping Around: Feminine Culture and the Pursuit of Pleasure (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Hilary Radner. Shopping Around investigates the issues of contemporary popular narrative, feminine pleasure, and consumer culture, viewing the permutations of the feminine subject as a textual construction evolved through everyday life. A wide spectrum of texts are...
Categories: Cultural Studies, Women's Literature