Best‐selling feminisms: The rhetorical production of popular press feminists’ romantic quest

@article{GringPemble2000BestsellingFT,
  title={Best‐selling feminisms: The rhetorical production of popular press feminists’ romantic quest},
  author={Lisa M. Gring-Pemble and Diane M. Blair},
  journal={Communication Quarterly},
  year={2000},
  volume={48},
  pages={360 - 379}
}
In the past decade, an emerging group of “popular press feminists” have garnered considerable media attention for their critiques of academic feminism. Despite persistent challenges to their arguments, these authors have gained media legitimacy. Through a rhetorical analysis, we argue that the texts of Camille Paglia, Katie Roiplie, and Christina Hoff Sommers derive their powerful appeal from assuming the form of an archetypal romantic quest narrative —a compelling story that sets up rigid… Expand
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