The Girl in the Mirror: The Psychic Economy of Class in the Discourse of Girlhood Studies

Hey, Valerie (2009) The Girl in the Mirror: The Psychic Economy of Class in the Discourse of Girlhood Studies. Girlhood Studies, 2 (2). pp. 10-32. ISSN 1938-8209

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Abstract

This article questions Angela McRobbie's recent text The Aftermath of Feminism: Gender, Culture and Social Change because it creates some interesting new vocabulary for understanding late modernity's revised sexual and cultural politics. Whilst acknowledging the sophistication of its cultural studies-inspired argument, I consider some consequences of this reading. If theory also performs as a politics of representation, I ask what happens if, in accounting for post-feminism, the theoretical status of class as an antagonistic relation is diminished. I suggest what gender and education discourses can add to a reading of 'new times'.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: affects, class, cultural studies, feminist theory, gender, post-feminism
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Education
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF0725 Class psychology
H Social Sciences > HQ The Family. Marriage. Women > HQ1101 Women. Feminism
L Education > L Education (General)
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Depositing User: Catrina Hey
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2012 11:22
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2012 12:38
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/40007
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