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Imelda Whelehan provides an overview of popular feminist fiction from the late 1960s to the end of the 1990s, looking at how key feminist texts such as The Women's Room, Kinflicks and Fear of Flying have influenced popular contemporary works such as Bridget Jones' Diary and Sex and the City. Whelehan reconsiders the links between the politics of feminist thought, action an ...more
Paperback, 248 pages
Published November 19th 2005 by Palgrave Macmillan (first published 2005)
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Jackie Morrison
Mar 02, 2012 Jackie Morrison rated it really liked it
Author Imelda Whelehan traces the evolution of feminist writings from the academic to the iconic pop culture books of modern times. The writings may evolve but one thing is clear, that the introduction of the pill radically altered how men and women dated and mated, especially in major cities. The Feminist Bestseller is a synopsis and analysis of how feminist literature defined generations, segmented into sub-feminist themes, and continues to impact female sexual behavior.

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Oct 21, 2014 Jessica Robinson rated it liked it
More about the history of feminism than the books that were influenced by it, which was interesting but not what I was looking for based on the title.
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