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American Postfeminist Cinema: Women, Romance and Contemporary Culture

Michele Schreiber


In light of their tremendous gains in the political and professional sphere, and their ever-expanding options, why is it that most contemporary American films aimed at women still focus almost exclusively on their pursuit of a heterosexual romantic relationship? American Postfeminist Cinema explores this question and is the first book to examine the symbiotic relationship between heterosexual romance and postfeminist culture. The book argues that since 1980, postfeminism’s most salient tensions and anxieties have been reflected and negotiated in the American romance film. Case studies of a br ... More

Keywords: film, postfeminism, women, romance, malefemale relationships, marriage, sexuality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780748693368
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693368.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michele Schreiber, author