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Fashioning PostfeminismSpectacular Femininity and Transnational Culture$
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Simidele Dosekun

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780252043215

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: January 2021

DOI: 10.5622/illinois/9780252043215.001.0001

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A New Style of Femininity

(p.1) Introduction
Fashioning Postfeminism

Simidele Dosekun

University of Illinois Press

This chapter introduces the book’s new conceptual and methodological understanding of postfeminism as performative and transnational cultural, including by way of critique of the broader literature on postfeminism for its predominant Eurocentricism, superficial attention to racial difference, and failure to attend to globalization. It reflects, too, on the intellectual politics and seeming ahistoricism of applying the concept of postfeminism to the global South, where the Western feminist histories upon which the concept is premised do not apply.

Keywords:   Postfeminism, transnational culture, performativity, Eurocentricism, racial difference

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