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Pretty/Funny
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Focusing on star writer/performer comedians—Kathy Griffin, Tina Fey, Sarah Silverman, Margaret Cho, Wanda Sykes, and Ellen DeGeneres—Pretty/Funny demonstrates that women’s comedy has become a prime site of feminism in the twenty-first century.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Introduction. Pretty/Funny Women and Comedy’s Body Politics: Funniness, Prettiness, and Feminism
  2. pp. 1-29
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  1. 1. Kathy Griffin and the Comedy of the D List
  2. pp. 30-58
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  1. 2. Feminism, Postfeminism, Liz Lemonism: Picturing Tina Fey
  2. pp. 59-91
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  1. 3. Sarah Silverman: Bedwetting, Body Comedy, and “a Mouth Full of Blood Laughs”
  2. pp. 92-122
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  1. 4. Margaret Cho Is Beautiful: A Comedy of Manifesto
  2. pp. 123-154
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  1. 5. “White People Are Looking at You!”: Wanda Sykes’s Black Looks
  2. pp. 155-189
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  1. 6. Ellen DeGeneres: Pretty Funny Butch as Girl Next Door
  2. pp. 190-220
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 221-234
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 235-250
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 251-266
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