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Interdisciplinary Research in Gender


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Representations of Working-Class Masculinities in Post-War British Culture: The Left Behind

Representations of Working-Class Masculinities in Post-War British Culture: The Left Behind

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Matthew Crowley
March 05, 2020

This book presents an analysis of representations of white, heterosexual, working-class masculinities in British culture between 1945 and 1989 to trace the development of the sociocultural and material conditions that shaped the masculinities that are helping to shape contemporary culture. This...

Reflective Reading and the Power of Narrative: Producing the Reader

Reflective Reading and the Power of Narrative: Producing the Reader

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Karyn Sproles
February 01, 2020

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...

Men, Caregiving and the Media: The Dad Dilemma

Men, Caregiving and the Media: The Dad Dilemma

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Sarah C. Hunter, Damien W. Riggs
December 20, 2019

Analysing diverse media representations of men who provide primary care to their children, this book demonstrates how the practice of fatherhood – and of masculinity - is changing, and the ways media representations sensationalise and reinforce gender inequities in regards to carework. This book...

Cultural Reflections of Medusa: The Shadow in the Glass

Cultural Reflections of Medusa: The Shadow in the Glass

1st Edition

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Jennifer Hedgecock
December 11, 2019

This project studies the patterns in which the Medusa myth shapes, constructs, and transforms new meanings of women today, correlating portrayals in ancient Greek myth, nineteenth-century Symbolist painting, and new, controversial, visions of women in contemporary art. The myth of the Medusa has...

Re-writing Women as Victims: From Theory to Practice

Re-writing Women as Victims: From Theory to Practice

1st Edition

María José Gámez Fuentes, Sonia Núñez Puente, Emma Gómez Nicolau
October 29, 2019

This volume critically analyses political strategies, civil society initiatives and modes of representation that challenge the conventional narratives of women in contexts of violence. It deepens into the concepts of victimhood and agency that inform the current debate on women as victims. The...

Drag, Interperformance, and the Trouble with Queerness

Drag, Interperformance, and the Trouble with Queerness

1st Edition

Katie Horowitz
October 15, 2019

This story of drag kings and queens at Cleveland, Ohio’s most popular gay bar reveals that these genres have little in common and introduces interperformance, a framework for identity formation and coalition building that provides strategies for repairing longstanding rifts in the LGBT community....

Sexual Violence and Humiliation: A Foucauldian-Feminist Perspective

Sexual Violence and Humiliation: A Foucauldian-Feminist Perspective

1st Edition

Dianna Taylor
October 10, 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 and countering of sexual violence and...

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

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

1st Edition

Robert Mundy, Harry Denny
October 07, 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...

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

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

1st Edition

Yulia Maleta
September 18, 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

Carol J. Haddad
July 15, 2019

This book offers fresh insight into women’s mastery of technologies commonly associated with men, with 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:...

Ageing and Contemporary Female Musicians

Ageing and Contemporary Female Musicians

1st Edition

Abigail Gardner
July 11, 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,...

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...

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