Historicizing Post-Discourses : Postfeminism and Postracialism in United States Culture
Historicizing Post-Discourses explores how postfeminism and postracialism intersect in dominant narratives of triumphalism, white male crisis, neoliberal and colonial feminism, and multiculturalism to perpetuate systemic injustice in America. By examining various locations within popular culture, including television shows such as Mad Men and The Wire; books such as The Help and Lean In; as well as Hollywood films, fan forums, political blogs, and presidential speeches, Tanya Ann Kennedy demonstrates the dominance of postfeminism and postracialism in US culture. In addition, she shows how post-discourses create affective communities through their engineering of the history of both race and gender justice.
feminism, race relations, feminist theory, post-feminism, post-racialism
Kennedy, Tanya Ann, "Historicizing Post-Discourses : Postfeminism and Postracialism in United States Culture" (2017). Faculty and Staff Books. 33.