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Author Coppock, Vicki.

Title The illusions of "post-feminism" : new women, old myths / Vicki Coppock, Deena Haydon, and Ingrid Richter
Published London ; Bristol, PA : Taylor & Francis, 1995


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Description viii, 213 pages ; 25 cm
Series Gender and society
Gender and society.
Contents Ch. 1. Introduction: Locating 'Post-Feminism', Exploring the Myths -- Ch. 2. Theorising Power in Women's Oppression -- Ch. 3. Patronising Rita: The Myth of Equal Opportunities in Education -- Ch. 4. More Work, Low Pay: The Myth of Equal Opportunities in the Workplace -- Ch. 5. Fatal Abstraction: The Myth of the Positive Image -- Ch. 6. Behind Closed Doors: The Myth of Personal Liberation -- Ch. 7. Conclusion: Beyond the Illusions
Summary In the late 1980s, there was a proliferation of popular imagery of 'new' men and 'post-feminist' women, with the concept of 'post-feminism' reinforcing and emphasizing the differences between independent, upwardly-mobile, career orientated women, and those women who 'choose' the more 'natural' role of wife and mother. The Illusions of 'Post-Feminism": New Women, Old Myths maintains 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'. The research illustrates that women's discontent continues, despite the assumption that gender equality would result from equal opportunities legislation. The chapters highlight the ineffective nature of liberal reformism and demonstrate how power relations still lie at the root of the oppression of women
Analysis Feminism
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-209) and index
Subject Feminism -- Great Britain.
Women -- Great Britain -- Social conditions.
Author Haydon, Deena.
Richter, Ingrid.
LC no. 94047447
ISBN 0748402373