Gender and Austerity in Popular Culture

Editor/Author Davies, Helen and O'Callaghan Claire
Publication Year: 2016
Publisher: I.B. Tauris

ISBN: 978-1-78-672092-4
Category: Social Sciences - Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies
Book Status: Pending
Predicted Release Month: Sept 2019
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From the gritty landscapes of The Hunger Games and The Walking Dead, to the portrayal of the twenty-first-century precariat in Girls, this book explores how transatlantic visual culture has represented and reconstructed ideas of gender in times of financial crisis.

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Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgements
  • Notes on Contributors
  • Series Editors’ Foreword
  • Introduction: Boom and Bust? Gender and Austerity in Popular Culture - Helen Davies and Claire O'Callaghan
  • 1 A Big Neo-Victorian Society?: Gender, Austerity and Conservative Family Values in The Mill - Helen Davies
  • 2 The Downturn at Downton: Money and Masculinity in Downton Abbey - Claire O'Callaghan
  • 3 Wartime Housewives and Vintage Women: A. S. Byatt's Ragnarok: The End of the Gods and Reframing Popular Nostalgia - Leanne Bibby
  • 4 “Thatcher's Bloody Britain!’: Unemployment and Gender in Neoliberal Britain in The Young Ones and Men Behaving Badly - Lauren Pikó and Evan Smith
  • 5 From Homebuyer Advisor to Angel of the Hearth: The Development of Kirstie Allsopp as the Female Face of Channel 4 ‘Squeezed Middle’ Austerity Programming - Diane Charlesworth
  • 6 The Walking Dead and Gendering Zombie Austerity - Zach Finch
  • 7 Embodying Austerity: Food and Physicality in The Hunger Games - Erin Wyble Newcomb
  • 8 ‘I Want What Everyone Wants’: Cruel Optimism in HBO's Girls - Ruth Charnock
  • 9 Baring the Recession: Sexual Sensationalism and Gender (A)politics in Contemporary Culture - Stéphanie Genz