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Pin-up Grrrls: Feminism, Sexuality, Popular Culture

Maria Elena Buszek. Pin-up Grrrls: Feminism, Sexuality, Popular Culture Authors:Maria Elena Buszek.
Publisher:Duke University Press
Year:2006
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Pages:464
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Price:3574 rub.
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Subverting stereotypical images of women, a new generation of feminist artists is remaking the pin-up, much as Annie Sprinkle, Cindy Sherman, and others did in the 1970s and 1980s. As shocking as contemporary feminist pin-ups are intended to be, perhaps more surprising is that the pin-up has been appropriated by women for their own empowerment since its inception more than a century ago. "Pin-up Grrrls: Feminism, Sexuality, Popular Culture" tells the history of the pin-up from its birth, revealing how its development is intimately connected to the history of feminism. Maria Elena Buszek documents the genre's 150-year history with more than 100 illustrations, many never before published. Beginning with the pin-up's origins in mid-nineteenth-century carte-de-visite photographs of burlesque performers, Buszek explores how female sex symbols, including Adah Isaacs Menken and Lydia Thompson, fought to exert control over their own images. Buszek analyzes the evolution of the pin-up...

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