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*Call for Chapters: Emergent Feminisms: Challenging a Postfeminist Media
Culture*
We are inviting abstract submissions for a proposed anthology edited by
Jessalynn Keller (University of Calgary) and Maureen Ryan (Northern
Illinois University, DeKalb).
Over the past decade, feminist media scholars have described popular media
culture as dominated by a “postfeminist sensibility” (Gill 2007),
characterized by a disavowal of feminist politics (McRobbie 2009) and the
dominance of neoliberal discourses that promote individualism, success in
the capitalist marketplace, and heterosexual romance to women and girls.
However, over the past several years, feminist politics have become
increasingly prevalent in both activist and commercial media across various
parts of the globe, complicating the logic that feminism is in retreat.
What are the reasons for and politics of this “feminist zeitgeist” (Valenti
2014)? What does it mean for women and for media culture in different
global and local contexts? Which feminisms attain mediated visibility and
which remain marginalized?
Guided by these questions, we seek chapters for an edited collection that
historicize, interrogate, and/or problematize postfeminism as the dominant
framework with which to understand gender politics within contemporary
media culture. In particular, we are interested in scholarship that engages
with non-white and non-western texts, practices, and theories.
Chapters may address the following topics:
* Global/regional feminist media practices, especially from Africa, Asia
and/or Global South nations
* Inclusion or marginality of women of color, with respect to feminism
and/or feminist politics
* Queer and/or trans alliances with feminism and/or feminist politics
* The feminist politics of Beyoncé or other female public figures of color
Please submit a 500-word abstract, a list of 5 references, and a brief bio
to Jessalynn Keller ([log in to unmask]) and Maureen Ryan (
[log in to unmask]) by *July 15, 2016.* Successful submissions
will be notified by the end of July.

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Maureen E Ryan, PhD
Visiting Assistant Professor, Communication
Northern Illinois University
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