Friendship never ends? Postfeminism, Power and Female Friendships

Sarah Riley, Adrienne Evans, Alison Mackiewicz

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    In this chapter, we consider gender and power in contemporary girls’ and young women’s friendships through the lens of postfeminist sensibility. Postfeminist sensibility was both a term and concept coined by Rosalind Gill (2007) to describe how, from the 1990s, a range of elements came together in media aimed at women that interpellated women to work on themselves to meet cultural norms of femininity, while understanding this work as ‘choiceful’ and empowering.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPalgrave Handbook of Power, Gender, and Psychology
    EditorsEileen Zurbriggen, Rose Capdevila
    PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
    ISBN (Print)9783031415302
    Publication statusPublished - 29 Dec 2023


    • postfeminism
    • friendship
    • femininity
    • intimacy


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