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Published: Erika Engstrom
Erika Engstrom (Communication Studies) is the author of Feminism, Gender, and Politics in NBC's Parks and Recreation, which just has been published (Peter Lang, New York). This book analyzes the various ways the series presented feminism as a positive force, such as the satirical portrayal of patriarchy; alternative depictions of masculinity; the feminist ideology and political career of main character Leslie Knope; the inclusion of actual political figures; and depictions of love and romance as related to feminism.
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