Postfeminism(s) and the Arrival of the Fourth Wave: Turning Tides (Hardcover)
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This book addresses the current resurgence of interest in feminism-notably within popular culture and media-that has led some to announce the arrival of the fourth wave. Research explores where fourth-wave feminism sits in relation to those that preceded it, and in particular, how fourth-wave feminism intersects with differing understandings of postfeminism(s). Through accessible and highly topical examples such as; the controversial actions of activist group, Femen; the rising phenomenon of 'celebrity feminism;' or the assumed outdated views of feminists' associated with previous waves, the relationship between differing concepts of postfeminism(s) is illustrated. By pressing the need for an intergenerational approach to fourth-wave feminism, this book encourages engaging past debates and theorists allowing readers with an interest in the relationship between feminism and popular culture a fuller understanding of feminist theory and providing the opportunity to take stock before diving headfirst into another wave.
About the Author
Nicola Rivers is Lecturer in the School of Liberal and Performing Arts at the University of Gloucestershire, UK.