Women’s and Gender Studies

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Media and Culture

  1. Transgender Representation and the Politics of the Real in the United States

    By Michel J. Boucher

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    Trans people are becoming increasingly visible in popular culture, academia, and national politics, yet there are profound disagreements in contemporary United States culture over what constitutes a person’s "real" gender and whether it ever really can be changed. Despite these disagreements, there...

    To Be Published December 30th 2014 by Routledge

  2. African American Women in the News

    Gender, Race, and Class in Journalism

    By Marian Meyers

    African American Women in the News offers the first in-depth examination of the varied representations of Black women in American journalism, from analyses of coverage of domestic abuse and "crack mothers" to exploration of new media coverage of Michelle Obama on Youtube. Marian Meyers interrogates...

    Published May 24th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Feminism at the Movies

    Understanding Gender in Contemporary Popular Cinema

    Edited by Hilary Radner, Rebecca Stringer

    Feminism at the Movies: Understanding Gender in Contemporary Popular Cinema examines the way that contemporary film reflects today’s changing gender roles. The book offers a comprehensive overview of the central issues in feminist film criticism with analyses of over twenty popular contemporary...

    Published September 19th 2011 by Routledge

  4. The Gender and Media Reader

    Edited by Mary Celeste Kearney

    The Gender and Media Reader is an essential text for those interested in gender and media studies, its main topics, debates, and theoretical approaches. The primary objective of this collection is to expand readers’ knowledge of how gender operates within media culture through engagement with...

    Published August 2nd 2011 by Routledge

  5. Neo-Feminist Cinema

    Girly Films, Chick Flicks, and Consumer Culture

    By Hilary Radner

    What lies behind current feminist discontent with contemporary cinema? Through a combination of cultural and industry analysis, Hilary Radner’s Neo-Feminist Cinema: Girly Films, Chick Flicks and Consumer Culture shows how the needs of conglomerate Hollywood have encouraged an emphasis on...

    Published October 24th 2010 by Routledge

  6. Doing Gender in Media, Art and Culture

    Edited by Rosemarie Buikema, Iris van der Tuin

    Doing Gender in Media, Art and Culture is an introductory text for students specialising in gender studies. The truly interdisciplinary and intergenerational approach bridges the gap between humanities and the social sciences, and it showcases the academic and social context in which gender studies...

    Published May 18th 2009 by Routledge