Index
Acker, Kathy, 135, 137
action cinema, 171
action heroine, 20, 21, 42, 77, 154, 157–58,
170–73; eroticization of, 160–61
Adorno, Theodor, 290
adultery: boredom and, 108, 112–13, 119;
work and, 107–15
age, 16; appropriate behavior and, 278,
288, 289, 294, 298–301, 303; class and,
288–89, 292, 295–96; consumption
and, 299; femininity and, 296–97, 300;
gender identity and, 284–86, 297; male
fear of, 302–4; performativity and,
284–86; sexuality and, 278, 283, 298–
302, 305; as trauma, 11, 280, 306–7 n. 11
ageism, 304–5
Aguilera, Christina, 197, 202
Akass, Kim, 3
Alger, Horatio, 266
Allison, Dorothy, 136
Ally McBeal, 13, 18, 38, 104, 206, 249
Althusser, Louis, 288
American Association of University
Women, 42, 64
American Beauty, 108, 110–11
American Gigolo, 182
American Idol, 266
anime, 161
Anzaldúa, Gloria, 136
Apprentice, The, 262–63, 265, 269
Atlantic Records, 138–39
Baby Boom, 103
backlash against feminism, 1, 27–28, 45,
76, 251
Badley, Linda C., 79
Baise-Moi, 168
Bands against Bush Tour, 146–47
Banet-Weiser, Sarah, 8, 17, 41–42, 44,
68–69
Banks, Tyra, 265
Barthes, Roland, 235
Basic Instinct, 168, 299
Battema, Douglas, 15
Battle Royale, 161
Baudelaire, Charles, 290
Bauman, Zygmunt, 34–35
Baumgardner, Jennifer, 102–3, 136, 208–10
Beauty Shop, 270
Beck, Ulrich, 27, 33, 34–36
Beck-Gernsheim, Elisabeth, 34
Being Julia, 108
Bergdorf Blondes, 13
Berlant, Lauren, 49
Big Brother, 233, 240
Bikini Kill, 133, 138, 140
biological clock, 10, 37, 38, 102
Bjelland, Kat, 137
black chick flick, 15, 20, 272
black urban culture, 216
black women, stereotyped: as black lady,
8, 254, 257–61, 263, 269, 273; as evil or
angry, 11, 262–64, 267–68; as Jezebel,
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