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The Resource You play the girl : on Playboy bunnies, princesses, trainwrecks & other man-made women, Carina Chocano

You play the girl : on Playboy bunnies, princesses, trainwrecks & other man-made women, Carina Chocano

Label
You play the girl : on Playboy bunnies, princesses, trainwrecks & other man-made women
Title
You play the girl
Title remainder
on Playboy bunnies, princesses, trainwrecks & other man-made women
Statement of responsibility
Carina Chocano
Title variation
You play the girl: and other vexing stories that tell women who they are
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
We all know who The Girl is. She holds The Hero's hand as he runs through the Pyramids, chasing robots. Or she nags him, or foils him, plays the uptight straight man to his charming loser. She's idealised, degraded, dismissed, objectified and almost always dehumanised. How do we process these insidious portrayals, and how do they shape our sense of who we are and what we can become? Part memoir, part cultural commentary, part call to arms to women everywhere, You Play The Girl flips the perspective on the past thirty-five years in pop culture - from the progressive 70s, through the backlash 80s, the triumphalist 90s and the pornified 'bro culture' of the early twenty-first century - providing a firsthand chronicle of the experience of growing up inside this funhouse. Always incisive, Chocano brilliantly shows that our identities are more iterative than we think, and certainly more complex than anything we see on any kind of screen
Summary
From Pretty Woman to Frozen, Carina Chocano (a staff writer for Salon) digs into portrayals of women in popular culture over the last 50 years. In addition to her insightful analysis of topics such as sexuality, motherhood, and women in the workplace, Chocano offers personal anecdotes from her own childhood (when she was unmoved by the Disney princesses popular among her peers) as well as her current efforts to raise a confident daughter. -- Description by Shauna Griffin
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Writing style
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10574223
Cataloging source
VMON
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Chocano, Carina
Dewey number
305.42
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Women
  • Women
  • Women in mass media
  • Women in popular culture
  • Sex role
  • Sexism
Target audience
adult
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on Playboy bunnies, Stepford wives, trainwrecks, & other mixed messages
Label
You play the girl : on Playboy bunnies, princesses, trainwrecks & other man-made women, Carina Chocano
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Mariner original"--Title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 262-273)
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • 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
000060602824
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxvi, 273 pages
Isbn
9780349005553
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1000610649
Label
You play the girl : on Playboy bunnies, princesses, trainwrecks & other man-made women, Carina Chocano
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Mariner original"--Title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 262-273)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • 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
000060602824
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxvi, 273 pages
Isbn
9780349005553
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1000610649

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