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dc.contributor.advisorDavies, Ann-
dc.contributor.advisorBoyle, Karen-
dc.contributor.authorFlockhart, Louise-
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-28T08:25:13Z-
dc.date.available2020-05-28T08:25:13Z-
dc.date.issued2019-10-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/31193-
dc.description.abstractIn this thesis I explore novels and films from 1995 to 2016 from countries in Europe, North America and Asia which feature individual female cannibals. I use foodways as a framework for reading cannibalism as a part of wider food behaviours and consumer culture. This is used in conjunction with feminist critiques of postfeminist media culture and theories which link neoliberalism and globalisation, as well as being informed by the language and theories of the gothic. This framework provides the tools to answer what cultural work the female cannibal does; what narrative tropes are used and how these relate to local and/or global contexts; and how this figure relates to gender debates in the era. Following on from Jennifer Brown’s argument in Cannibalism and Literature and Film (2013) that cannibals represent contemporary fears and desires, I argue that the female cannibal represents fears and desires related to gender, patriarchal structures and feminist politics. I discuss how the female cannibal has emerged as an individual in the postfeminist era and explore how this relates to the postfeminist and neoliberal strategy of constructing the self through consumerism. I argue that female cannibalism exposes the contradictions and ironies of this strategy with the messy work of cannibalism reflecting the pleasures as well as the exploitative nature of consumption. I argue that the texts engage with rape culture and the continuing objectification of women through the connection between incest and cannibalism. Cannibalism takes objectification literally, reducing humans to meat and therefore reflects and inverts patriarchal abuses which position women as objects. While the cannibalism is therefore a critique of patriarchy and demonstrates a resistance to it, it nevertheless leaves the structures of power unchanged. This demonstrates the limited nature of consumption as a strategy for resistance.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen_GB
dc.publisherUniversity of Stirlingen_GB
dc.publisherUniversity of Strathclydeen_GB
dc.subjectPostfeministen_GB
dc.subjectCannibalismen_GB
dc.subjectFoodwaysen_GB
dc.subjectConsumerismen_GB
dc.subjectNeoliberalismen_GB
dc.subjectGlobalgothicen_GB
dc.subjectGenderen_GB
dc.subjectGlobalisationen_GB
dc.subjectIncesten_GB
dc.subjectConstructing the Selfen_GB
dc.subject.lcshCannibalism in motion picturesen_GB
dc.subject.lcshCannibalism in literatureen_GB
dc.subject.lcshLiterature History and criticismen_GB
dc.subject.lcshMotion pictures Historyen_GB
dc.subject.lcshFeminism and motion picturesen_GB
dc.subject.lcshFeminism and literatureen_GB
dc.titlePostfeminist Consumption in Female Cannibal Textsen_GB
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen_GB
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoralen_GB
dc.type.qualificationnameDoctor of Philosophyen_GB
dc.rights.embargodate2022-05-31-
dc.rights.embargoreasonI would like to write some papers before this is digitally available. At the request of the author the thesis has been embargoed for a number of months with an authorised exception to the UKRI required 12 month maximum. UKRI have agreed that, at the discretion of the University, authors can request short extensions beyond the prescribed 12 months.en_GB
dc.rights.embargoreasonAt the request of the author the thesis has been embargoed for a number of months with an authorised exception to the UKRI required 12 month maximum. UKRI have agreed that, at the discretion of the University, authors can request short extensions beyond the prescribed 12 months.en_GB
dc.contributor.funderSGSAH (AHRC)en_GB
dc.author.emailgroovybeads@hotmail.co.uken_GB
dc.rights.embargoterms2022-06-01-
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