"Pin-ups that women love? That they create? Yes! In her brilliantly vibrant debut book, Maria Elena Buszek gives a lucid, rich, and thorough account of a nineteenth- and twentieth-century history in which women employ the power of erotic imagery to celebrate themselves. From the writing to the reproductions, Pin-up Grrrls is eye-opening." Joanna Frueh, performance artist and author of Swooning Beauty: A Memoir of Pleasure Pin-Up Grrrls is a funny, sexy, political take on the pin-up. In this book, women flaunt their sexuality, use images of themselves to their own ends, and remake the pin-up genre in endlessly creative ways."--Susie Bright, author of Mommy's Little Girl: On Sex, Motherhood, Porn, and Cherry Pie "One brand of contemporary feminism casts women as external victims: all sex is rape, apparently, and all representations of female sexuality are merely for the delectation of men. Pin-Up Grrrls challenges this one dimensional view, showing how feminism and the pin-up--to some extent at least--walked hand in hand."--Times Literary Supplement, 3 November 2006
About the Author
Maria Elena Buszek is Assistant Professor of Art History at the Kansas City Art Institute and a regular contributor to "Bust "magazine.