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Gender and Popular Culture
     

Gender and Popular Culture

by Katie Milestone, Anneke Meyer
 

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The interconnections of gender and popular culture are multiple and varied, and serious scholarly work that examines gender through the lens of popular culture—and vice versa—is of central and growing significance in the academy. This is not only because battles about gender roles, rights, and ideologies are often fought in popular-cultural forms, but

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The interconnections of gender and popular culture are multiple and varied, and serious scholarly work that examines gender through the lens of popular culture—and vice versa—is of central and growing significance in the academy. This is not only because battles about gender roles, rights, and ideologies are often fought in popular-cultural forms, but also because there is a growing realization that gender inequality stubbornly persists despite the existence of formal legal parity in many jurisdictions.

Now, this timely new four-volume collection from Routledge’s Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies series brings together a well-considered balance of foundational and cutting-edge scholarship. With a focus on examples drawn from digital culture, fashion, music, mass and new media—and an intersectional approach to gender—Gender and Popular Culture provides a comprehensive and exciting ‘one-stop’ compendium. With a full index and introductions newly written by the editors, it is an indispensable reference resource for researchers and students.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Presents readers with a rich analysis of the ways in which gender norms, identities and relations are produced in popular culture … Well-written, thoroughly well-structured and accessible."
Times Higher Education textbook guide

"Gender and Popular Culture expertly ties together the last few decades of research on its title themes, then brings these up to date in an impressive, useful manner. Theoretically rich, it is particularly successful in offering original, smart analyses of recent popular cultural phenomena (from Mad Men through men's magazines). This engaging book should find a wide audience among students and teachers of gender studies, popular culture, and media."
Will Straw, McGill University

"This excellent, accessibly written book details how gender is constructed in popular culture through an array of insights into its relationship to production, consumption and representation. It looks at how gender identities are performatively constituted through discourse, power and continuing inequality. This book will prove indispensable to those interested in the cultural politics of gender."
Shirley Tate, Leeds University

"Fresh, accessible, and thorough, Gender and Popular Culture is an excellent introduction and a valuable resource for anyone interested in gender, media, and culture. Milestone and Meyer offer clear and concise surveys of both foundational and current research as well as engaging case studies that model for readers sophisticated analyses of gender in contemporary popular culture."
Mary Celeste Kearney, University of Texas at Austin

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745643946
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/11/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
1,066,833
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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From the Publisher
"Presents readers with a rich analysis of the ways in which gender norms, identities and relations are produced in popular culture … Well-written, thoroughly well-structured and accessible."
Times Higher Education textbook guide

"Gender and Popular Culture expertly ties together the last few decades of research on its title themes, then brings these up to date in an impressive, useful manner. Theoretically rich, it is particularly successful in offering original, smart analyses of recent popular cultural phenomena (from Mad Men through men's magazines). This engaging book should find a wide audience among students and teachers of gender studies, popular culture, and media."
Will Straw, McGill University

"This excellent, accessibly written book details how gender is constructed in popular culture through an array of insights into its relationship to production, consumption and representation. It looks at how gender identities are performatively constituted through discourse, power and continuing inequality. This book will prove indispensable to those interested in the cultural politics of gender."
Shirley Tate, Leeds University

"Fresh, accessible, and thorough, Gender and Popular Culture is an excellent introduction and a valuable resource for anyone interested in gender, media, and culture. Milestone and Meyer offer clear and concise surveys of both foundational and current research as well as engaging case studies that model for readers sophisticated analyses of gender in contemporary popular culture."
Mary Celeste Kearney, University of Texas at Austin

Meet the Author

Katie Milestone is Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Cultural Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Anneke Meyer is Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Cultural Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University.

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