Loving with a Vengeance

Mass Produced Fantasies for Women


Author: Tania Modleski

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135870195

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 170

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Upon its first publication, Loving with a Vengeance was a groundbreaking study of women readers and their relationship to mass-market romance fiction. Feminist scholar and cultural critic Tania Modleski has revisited her widely read book, bringing to this new edition a review of the issues that have, in the intervening years, shaped and reshaped questions of women's reading. With her trademark acuity and understanding of the power both of the mass-produced object, film, television, or popular literature, and the complex workings of reading and reception, she offers here a framework for thinking about one of popular culture's central issues. This edition includes a new introduction, a new chapter, and changes throughout the existing text.

Loving with a Vengeance

Mass-produced Fantasies for Women


Author: Tania Modleski

Publisher: Hamden, Conn. : Archon Books


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 140

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Feminism Without Women

Culture and Criticism in a "Postfeminist" Age


Author: Tania Modleski

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135200998

Category: Art

Page: 416

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In a series of essays scrutinizing feminist and post-structuralists positions, Tania Modleski examines "the myth of postfeminism" and its operation in popular culture, especially popular film and cultural studies. In a (First published in 1991.)

Vegetarian with a Vengeance


Author: Tina Scheftelowitz,Christine Billi Nielsen

Publisher: Grub Street Cookery

ISBN: 1909808385

Category: Cooking

Page: 236

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Food that is produced and distributed in the most sustainable way with consideration for climate, resources, distribution and ecology is today the greener menu. Hence increasing numbers of people are cutting down on meat; possibly going meat-free one or two days a week as they become aware of environmental, health and animal welfare issues. Others go all the way and become full-time vegetarians. Whatever you prefer personally there is heaps of inspiration in this funky-looking, inventive new vegetarian cookbook. The recipes are a combination of the traditional, exotic and Mediterranean. The book includes more than 100 recipes for everyday meals as well as for entertaining and is suitable for beginners as well as established vegetarians. It also includes an introduction on how to obtain the right combination of ingredients to ensure balanced, healthy nutrition. "Vegetarian with a Vengeance" is a cookbook for the 21st century. So much has changed since the first vegetarian cookbooks started appearing about 40 years ago. Not only is there a much wider range of appealing ingredients to choose from today but also recipes, cooking and tastes have all been completely revolutionized. Perhaps the biggest change is the starting point that vegetarian food should above all taste good. And so in this creative collection there are recipes for tapas, wraps, salads, sauces, salsas, hot dishes using rice, quinoa, noodles and potatoes, bean stews, curries, soups, sandwiches and packed lunches, breads, porridges and mueslis and puddings. This is quite simply a fantastic book with stunning photographs which will appeal to all-vegetarians as well as meat-eaters, whether they be children or adults.

Boys Don't Cry?

Rethinking Narratives of Masculinity and Emotion in the U.S.


Author: Milette Shamir,Jennifer Travis

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231506341

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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We take for granted the idea that white, middle-class, straight masculinity connotes total control of emotions, emotional inexpressivity, and emotional isolation. That men repress their feelings as they seek their fortunes in the competitive worlds of business and politics seems to be a given. This collection of essays by prominent literary and cultural critics rethinks such commonly held views by addressing the history and politics of emotion in prevailing narratives about masculinity. How did the story of the emotionally stifled U.S. male come into being? What are its political stakes? Will the "release" of straight, white, middle-class masculine emotion remake existing forms of power or reinforce them? This collection forcefully challenges our most entrenched ideas about male emotion. Through readings of works by Thoreau, Lowell, and W. E. B. Du Bois, and of twentieth century authors such as Hemingway and Kerouac, this book questions the persistence of the emotionally alienated male in narratives of white middle-class masculinity and addresses the political and social implications of male emotional release.

Channels of Discourse, Reassembled

Television and Contemporary Criticism


Author: Robert C. Allen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134894422

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

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Channels of Discourse fills a significant gap in the critical literature on television. The eight distinguished scholars whose essays make up the collection consider commercial televisionin relation to the major strands of contemporary literary, cultural and cinematic criticism.

Feminism, Femininity and Popular Culture


Author: Joanne Hollows

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719043956

Category: Social Science

Page: 229

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In this accessible introductory guide, the author identifies key feminist approaches to popular culture from the 1960s to the present and demonstrates how the relationship between feminism, femininity and popular culture has often been a troubled one. The book introduces the central ideas of both second-wave feminism and feminist cultural studies and demonstrates how they inform feminist debates about a range of popular forms and practices through a series of case studies: the woman's film; romantic fiction; soap opera; consumption and material culture; fashion and beauty practices; and youth culture and popular music.

The Cambridge Companion to Literature on Screen


Author: Deborah Cartmell,Imelda Whelehan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521614864

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 273

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A collection of essays covering many different aspects of literature on screen.

Romantic Conventions


Author: Anne K. Kaler,Rosemary E. Johnson-Kurek

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 9780879727789

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 195

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Traditionally, romance novels have a reputation as being no more than trashy, sex-filled fantasy escapes for frustrated housewives. But books in this genre account for nearly half of the paperbacks published. Contributors examine the patterns used by the romance authors to tell their stories.

Lolita in Peyton Place

Highbrow, Middlebrow, and LowBrow Novels of the 1950s


Author: Ruth Pirsig Wood

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317777492

Category: History

Page: 178

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First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.