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The Illusions Of Post-Feminism : New Women, Old Myths - Vicki Coppock

The Illusions Of Post-Feminism

New Women, Old Myths

Hardcover Published: 22nd February 1995
ISBN: 9780748402373
Number Of Pages: 213

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As feminists reflect on the impact of the second wave of feminism and assess the gains of the last 30 years, invariably they have questioned whether claims that women have achieved equality in education, work and in the home are justified. In the late 1980s, there was a proliferation of the popular imagery of new men and post-feminist women, with the concept of post-feminism reinforcing and emphasising the differences between independent, upwardly-mobile, career-orientated women and those women who choose the more natural role of wife and mother.; This text argues that post-feminism is a myth. Through in-depth interviews with women about four major areas of their lives - education, work, the media and the family - the authors challenge and expose the myths implicit in the concept of post-feminism by showing the actuality of women's lives. The chapters analyse equal opportunity policies and their implementation to demonstrate how power relations still lie at the root of the oppression of women. With its provoking and challenging analysis, this text provides a detailed analysis of the backlash as experienced by women in Britain.

Introduction: Locating "post-Feminism", exploring the Myths
Theorising Power in Women's Oppression
Patronising Rita: The Myth of Equal Opportunities in Opportunities
More Work, Low Pay: The Myth of Equal Opportunities in the Workplace
Fatal Abstraction: The Myth of the Positive Image
Behind Closed Doors: The Myth of the Personal Liberation
Conclusion: Beyond the Illusions
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ISBN: 9780748402373
ISBN-10: 0748402373
Series: Gender & Society : Feminist Perspectives on the Past and Present
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 213
Published: 22nd February 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1

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