Doing Gender in Media, Art and Culture

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-07-06
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Doing Gender in Media, Art and Cultureis 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 has evolved. Complex contemporary phenomena such as globalisation, neo-liberalism and 'fundamentalism' are addressed that stir up new questions relevant to the study of culture. This vibrant and wide-ranging collection of essays is essential reading for anyone in need of an accessible but sophisticated guide to the very latest issues and concepts within gender studies. 'Doing Gender in Media, Art, and Culture'is an indispensable introduction to third wave feminism and contemporary gender studies. It is international in scope, multidisciplinary in method, and transmedial in coverage. It shows how far feminist theory has come since Simone de Beauvoir's Second Sexand marks out clearly how much still needs to be done.'........Hayden White, Professor of Historical Studies, Emeritus, University of California, and Professor of Comparative Literature, Stanford University, US

Table of Contents

The Arena of Feminism: Simone de Beauvoir and the History of Feminism
The Arena of the Body: The Cyborg and Feminist Views on Biology
The Arena of Knowledge: Antigone and Feminist Standpoint Thinking
The Arena of Disciplines: Gloria Anzald7a and Interdisciplinarity
The Arena of Imaginings: Sarah Bartmann and the Ethics of Representation
The Arena of the Colony: Phoolan Devi and Postcolonial Critique
The Arena of Sexuality: the Tomboy and Queer Studies
The Crucifixion of Madonna and the Woman's Body in Feminist Theology
The Resurrection of Mary Magdalene in Feminist Art History
Cindy Sherman Confronting Feminism and (Fashion) Photography
The gender of Peter Pan and Feminist Theatre Studies
Lara Croft, Kill Bill and the Battle for Theory in Feminist Film Studies
Hacking Barbie in Feminist New Media Studies
The Politics of Florence Nightingale in Feminist Historiography
HTlFne Swarth and the Construction of Masculinity in Feminist Literary Criticism
Food for Thought
Dympna and the Figuration of the Woman Warrior
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