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By Elyce Rae Helford,Linda Badley,Marleen S. Barr,Hanley E. Kanar,Nicole Matthews,Farah Mendlesohn,Sharon Ney,Kent A. Ono,Sarah Projansky University of Utah author of Spectacular Girls: Media Fascination and Celebrity Culture,Robin A. Roberts,Jessica A. Roy

a brand new assortment on girls in American tv within the 90s uncovers a cultural obsession with difficult but attractive heroines in legendary pasts, the 'girl energy' current, and utopic futures. Xena, Buffy, Sabrina, and a number of different characters became family phrases, in addition to icons of popular culture 'feminism.' Their acceptance makes for winning programming, although, how a lot does this development actually characterize a latest feminist step forward? And what does it suggest for feminism within the following couple of many years? myth women: Navigating the recent Universe of technological know-how Fiction and fable tv seeks to discover in addition to problem the ability and the guarantees of this contemporary media phenomenon. Such television programming bargains the interesting chance to reconsider proven gender norms, yet how a ways is it rather pushing the boundaries of the established order? Amidst the exuberant optimism of fanzines and doting fan web pages, the individuals to this quantity recreation to supply us with a far wanted severe research of this modern development. those essays discover the contradictions and boundaries inherent within the style, forcing readers to take a clean and significant glance through quite a few lenses together with woman energy, postfeminism, cyborg feminism, incapacity politics, queer stories, and masses extra. courses coated are Babylon five, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Disney's Cinderella, Lois and Clark, secret technological know-how Theater 3000, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, megastar Trek: Voyager, The X-Files, 3rd Rock from the solar, and Xena: Warrior Princess.

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