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Interdisciplinary Research in Gender


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Drag, Interperformance, and the Trouble with Queerness

Drag, Interperformance, and the Trouble with Queerness

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Katie Horowitz
November 01, 2019

This ethnography of drag kings and queens in Ohio reveals that these iconically queer institutions have little in common and introduces interperformance, a framework for identity formation and community building. The book uncovers rifts in the LGBT community and suggests strategies for repair....

Sexual Violence and Humiliation: A Foucauldian-Feminist Perspective

Sexual Violence and Humiliation: A Foucauldian-Feminist Perspective

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Dianna Taylor
October 01, 2019

This book presents humiliation as a key harm of sexual violence against women, showing that humiliation manifests within the relation of self to itself, and that Foucault’s critique of subjectivity provides resources for feminist conceptualization or countering of sexual violence and humiliation....

Gender, Sexuality and the Cultural Politics of Men’s Identity in the New Millennium: Literacies of Masculinity

Gender, Sexuality and the Cultural Politics of Men’s Identity in the New Millennium: Literacies of Masculinity

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Robert Mundy, Harry Denny
September 15, 2019

This book considers mass media and contemporary cultural trends to examine masculinity at a point of unprecedented change. While sexual and gender politics have always been fraught, the long unexamined privilege associated with masculinity is now subject to intense scrutiny marked by a host of ...

Ageing and Contemporary Female Musicians

Ageing and Contemporary Female Musicians

1st Edition

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Abigail Gardner
August 05, 2019

Ageing and Contemporary Female Musicians focuses on ageing within contemporary popular music. It argues that context, genres, memoirs, racial politics and place all contribute to how women are 'aged' in popular music.   Framing contemporary female musicians as canonical grandmothers, Rude Girls,...

Feminism, Republicanism, Egalitarianism, Environmentalism: Bill of Rights and Gendered Sustainable Initiatives

Feminism, Republicanism, Egalitarianism, Environmentalism: Bill of Rights and Gendered Sustainable Initiatives

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Yulia Maleta
August 05, 2019

This book addresses hegemonic ruling class masculinity and emphasized femininity within renewables organisational governance, and critiques Anglo-Celtic male privilege, as a barrier to women’s leadership participation. Primarily using the Australian socio-political context, the author considers the...

Ungendering Technology: Women Retooling the Masculine Sphere

Ungendering Technology: Women Retooling the Masculine Sphere

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Carol J. Haddad
August 01, 2019

This book offers fresh insight into women’s mastery of technologies commonly associated with men, and the important implications for institutional efforts to identify and support technical proficiency among girls and women. The work is structured across five original case studies featuring:...

Masculinities and Desire: A Deleuzian Encounter

Masculinities and Desire: A Deleuzian Encounter

1st Edition

Marek Wojtaszek
February 07, 2019

Masculinities and Desire considers the question of male subjectivity in relation to Deleuze and Guattari’s theory of desire. Western tradition has thought of desire from the vantage point of masculine subjectivity; what happens when the order is reversed, and desire speaks through masculinity? Can...

Cultural Production and the Politics of Women’s Work in American Literature and Film

Cultural Production and the Politics of Women’s Work in American Literature and Film

1st Edition

Polina Kroik
January 29, 2019

Cultural Production and the Politics of Women’s Work in American Literature and Film emphasizes the interrelation among women’s workplace roles, modes of authorship, and processes of subject-formation, pointing to some of the reasons for the persistence of limiting gender roles and occupational...

Actresses and Mental Illness: Histrionic Heroines

Actresses and Mental Illness: Histrionic Heroines

1st Edition

Fiona Gregory
October 15, 2018

Actresses and Mental Illness investigates the relationship between the work of the actress and her personal experience of mental illness, from the late nineteenth through to the end of twentieth century. Over the past two decades scholars have made great advances in our understanding...

Reflective Reading and the Power of Narrative: Producing the Reader

Reflective Reading and the Power of Narrative: Producing the Reader

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Karyn Sproles
July 26, 2018

Reflective Reading and the Power of Narrative: Producing the Reader is an interdisciplinary exploration into the profound power of narratives to create—and recreate—how we imagine ourselves. It posits that the process of producing a text also produces the reader. Written from the perspective of a...

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