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Geek Chic: Smart Women in Popular Culture

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Using popular culture as a fertile environment for challenging the stereotype that the most brilliant geeks or nerds must be men, the essays in this book demonstrate how the popular media repeatedly affirms stereotypes of femininity while paradoxically challenging the stigmatization of smart women. Contributorssalute a wide range of popular characters and real female role ...more
Paperback, 202 pages
Published May 15th 2007 by Palgrave Macmillan
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Sep 11, 2012 Geneva rated it really liked it
I shouldn't put off writing reviews because I forget details, but my general impression was that I liked this book very much while, at the same time, noticing that some of the points it made were perhaps picking and choosing a bit more than is totally fair. I wish I could remember concrete examples of what I mean, but I remember thinking at a few points through this book that if the character they were using as an example had acted completely oppositely, the writer would still have found a way t ...more
Aug 19, 2014 Elise rated it liked it
I approve of the overall idea. I would have appreciated this book much more if I had ever seen the shows mentioned. Originally, I picked this book up because of the Gilmore Girls reference and I enjoyed the chapters about Dead Like Me and Bewitched. But the rest? I get the gist of the show from the chapters.

Pop culture references aside, the idea that women are rarely portrayed as capable and intelligent is fascinating. I thoroughly enjoyed the explanations and research.
Sep 26, 2007 Judith rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of pop culture and feminism
Shelves: nonfiction
I'm currently reading this collection of essays about "smart women in popular culture". I'm find the quality a bit variable--the essay of "Bewitched" was a huge disappointment, while the ones on "Gilmore Girls" and slacker young women ("Wonderfalls", "Dead Like Me" and "Joan of Arcadia") were terrific.

Oct 10, 2008 Beth rated it liked it
I picked this up because of the chapter that references Gilmore Girls, but all of the essays were thought-provoking, entertaining, and educational.
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