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Illegible Rage: reflections on young women's post feminist disorders

Professor Angela McRobbie, Goldsmiths College, will give a public lecture at LSE on Thursday 25 January. Her lecture is entitled Illegible Rage: reflections on young women's post feminist disorders.

The lecture provides a new cultural and sociological analysis of patterns of activity such as eating disorders, low self esteem, binge drinking and self harm. Professor McRobbie who has written many books and articles on young women and popular culture, will draw attention to the normalisation of such malaise, she will argue that overall this comprises a form of 'gender melancholia'.

With young women encouraged to repudiate feminism, and the values it entailed including solidarity and love between women, the loss of this force for change and critique gives way to self-beratement, and harsh self- judgement as women are once more 'confined', this time in a restricted space seemingly of their own making. The lecture will draw on material from fashion magazines, popular culture, films and contemporary post-feminist art.

Angela McRobbie is professor of media and communications at Goldsmiths College.

Dr Rosalind Gill, LSE, will chair this event.

Illegible Rage: reflections on young women's post feminist disorders is on Thursday 25 January 2007 at 6.30pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A. The event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.

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To reserve a press seat, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk| 

18 January 2007

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