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The Resource You play the girl : on Playboy bunnies, Stepford wives, train wrecks, and other mixed messages, Carina Chocano

You play the girl : on Playboy bunnies, Stepford wives, train wrecks, and other mixed messages, Carina Chocano

Label
You play the girl : on Playboy bunnies, Stepford wives, train wrecks, and other mixed messages
Title
You play the girl
Title remainder
on Playboy bunnies, Stepford wives, train wrecks, and other mixed messages
Statement of responsibility
Carina Chocano
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Who is "the girl"? Look to movies, TV shows, magazines, and ads and the message is both clear and not: she is a sexed-up sidekick, a princess waiting to be saved, a morally infallible angel with no opinions of her own. She's whatever the hero needs her to be in order to become himself. She's an abstraction, an ideal, a standard, a mercurial phantom. In You Play the Girl, Chocano blends formative personal stories with insightful and emotionally powerful analysis. Moving from Bugs Bunny to Playboy Bunnies, Flashdance to Frozen, the progressive '70s through the backlash '80s, the glib '90s, and the pornified aughts--and at stops in between--she explains how growing up in the shadow of "the girl" taught her to think about herself and the world and what it means to raise a daughter in the face of these contorted reflections. In the tradition of Roxane Gay, Rebecca Solnit, and Susan Sontag, Chocano brilliantly shows that our identities are more fluid than we think, and certainly more complex than anything we see on any kind of screen."--Page 4 of cover
Member of
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chocano, Carina
Dewey number
305.42
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ1206
LC item number
.C5185 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Women
  • Women in mass media
  • Women in popular culture
  • Sex role
  • Sexism
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
  • HUMOR / Essays
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Essays
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Feminism & Feminist Theory
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
  • Sex role
Label
You play the girl : on Playboy bunnies, Stepford wives, train wrecks, and other mixed messages, Carina Chocano
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Essays
  • "A Mariner original"--Title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 264-275)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
part 1. Down the rabbit hole: Bunnies ; Can this marriage be saved? ; The bronze statue of the virgin slut ice queen bitch goddess ; What a feeling ; The eternal allure of the basket case -- part 2. The pool of tears: The ingenue chooses marriage or death ; Thoroughly modern Lily ; Bad girlfriend ; The kick-ass -- part 3. You wouldn't have come here: Surreal housewives ; Real girls ; Celebrity Gothic ; Big mouth strikes again ; The redemptive journey ; A modest proposal for more backstabbing in preschool -- part 4. A mad tea party: Let it go ; All the bad guys are girls ; Girls love math ; Train wreck ; Look at yourself ; Phantombusters, or, I want a feminist dance number
Control code
ocn932050450
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xxvi, 275 pages
Isbn
9780544648944
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o992737282
  • (OCoLC)932050450
Label
You play the girl : on Playboy bunnies, Stepford wives, train wrecks, and other mixed messages, Carina Chocano
Publication
Note
  • Essays
  • "A Mariner original"--Title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 264-275)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
part 1. Down the rabbit hole: Bunnies ; Can this marriage be saved? ; The bronze statue of the virgin slut ice queen bitch goddess ; What a feeling ; The eternal allure of the basket case -- part 2. The pool of tears: The ingenue chooses marriage or death ; Thoroughly modern Lily ; Bad girlfriend ; The kick-ass -- part 3. You wouldn't have come here: Surreal housewives ; Real girls ; Celebrity Gothic ; Big mouth strikes again ; The redemptive journey ; A modest proposal for more backstabbing in preschool -- part 4. A mad tea party: Let it go ; All the bad guys are girls ; Girls love math ; Train wreck ; Look at yourself ; Phantombusters, or, I want a feminist dance number
Control code
ocn932050450
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xxvi, 275 pages
Isbn
9780544648944
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o992737282
  • (OCoLC)932050450

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