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Cultural Sexism

The politics of feminist rage in the #metoo era

By Heather Savigny

Published

1 Dec 2021

Page count

192 pages

ISBN

978-1529206456

Dimensions

216 x 148 mm

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Bristol University Press
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Published

24 Jun 2020

Page count

192 pages

ISBN

978-1529206449

Dimensions

216 x 148 mm

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Bristol University Press
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Published

24 Jun 2020

Page count

192 pages

ISBN

978-1529206470

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Bristol University Press
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    How does gendered power work? How does it circulate? How does it become embedded? And most importantly, how can we challenge it?

    Heather Savigny highlights five key traits of cultural sexism: violence, silencing, disciplining, meritocracy and masculinity – prevalent across the media, entertainment and cultural industries that keep sexist values firmly within popular consciousness.

    She traces the development of key feminist thinkers before demonstrating how the normalisation of misogyny in popular media, culture, news and politics perpetuates patriarchal values within our everyday social and cultural landscape. She argues that we need to understand why #MeToo was necessary in the first place in order to bring about impactful, lasting and meaningful change.

    Heather Savigny is Professor of Gender, Media and Politics at De Montfort University.

    Introduction: Why #MeToo isn’t enough;

    The politics of culture;

    Sexist roots;

    Meritocracy?;

    Violence;

    Discipline;

    Silence ;

    Men;

    Undoing Sexism.