#MeToo, Weinstein and Feminism

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Abstract

This book provides a feminist analysis of #MeToo and the sexual assault allegations against celebrity perpetrators which have emerged since the Weinstein story of October 2017. It argues for the importance of understanding #MeToo in relation to an on-going history of Anglo-American feminist activism, theory and interdisciplinary research. Boyle investigates how speaking out about rape, sexual assault and harassment on social media can be understood in relation to second-wave feminist traditions of consciousness-raising. Her argument explores the media depiction of feminism – and feminists - in the wake of Weinstein and the cultural values associated with men's abuse, particularly within the film and television industries. The book concludes with an exploration of what the #MeToo era has meant for men as victims/survivors and as alleged perpetrators, in relation to narratives of victimisation and of monstrosity.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan Ltd.
Number of pages144
ISBN (Electronic)9783030282431
ISBN (Print)9783030282424
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Dec 2019

Keywords

  • #MeToo
  • digital feminism
  • Harvey Weinstein
  • feminism
  • activism
  • feminist media studies

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