Publisher description for Geek chic : smart women in popular culture / edited by Sherrie A. Inness.

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Using popular culture as a fertile environment for challenging the stereotype that the most brilliant geeks or nerds must be men, the essays in this book demonstrate how the popular media repeatedly affirms stereotypes of femininity while paradoxically challenging the stigmatization of smart women. Contributors salute a wide range of popular characters and real female role models, from Daria to Hillary Rodham Clinton, weaving in references to television shows like Gilmore Girls and analyses of classic icons like Sabrina.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Women in popular culture -- United States.
Gifted women.
Women in mass media.
Mass media -- United States.
Intellect -- Social aspects -- United States.