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No matter what brand of feminism one may subscribe to, one thing is indisputable: the role of women in society during the past several decades has changed dramatically, and continues to change in a variety of ways. In You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby, Lilly J. Goren and an impressive group of contributors explore the remarkable advancement achieved by American women in a historically patriarchal social and political landscape, while examining where women stand today and contemplating the future challenges they face worldwide. As comprehensive as it is accessible, You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby appeals to anyone interested in confronting the struggles and celebrating the achievements of women in modern society.

Lilly J. Goren is associate professor of politics and global studies at Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

“Nicely written and accessible.”—Kathy Merlock Jackson, editor of Walt Disney: Conversations

“You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby brings together a wide array of interesting essays that examine images of women and feminism in popular culture today. The volume makes a much-needed critical contribution to the developing literature of third-wave feminism.”—R. Claire Snyder, author of Gay Marriage and Democracy: Equality for All

"You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby shows us that feminist criticism can break down and understand texts with humor and insight—and in that sense, we really have come a long way." --Kenyon College Alumni Bulletin

"While theoretical and historical analysis aligns this book well with advanced undergraduate and graduate work, consideration of popular culture and current trends creates ample interest for general readers." --Social and Behavioral Sciences

"Some of the articles are down-to-earth, some are down-and-dirty. Some are matter-of-fact, others deliberately argumentative in tone. The book itself is a treasury." --Lincoln County News

"Offers fresh insights into the role of feminism in America."--Paintsville Herald

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The University Press of Kentucky.

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Lexington, KY






Women, Popular culture, Mass media, Feminism, United States


Women's Studies

You've Come A Long Way, Baby: Women, Politics, and Popular Culture
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