“An important addition to the fields of gender and media studies, this excellent compilation will be useful to students and teachers in a wide range of disciplines. The research is solid, the examples from popular culture are current and interesting, and the conclusions are original and illuminating. It is certain to stimulate self-reflection and lively discussion.” Jean Kilbourne, Ed.D., author, feminist activist and creator of the Killing Us Softly: Advertising's Image of Women film series
Gender and Pop Culture: A Text-Reader
Gender & Pop Culture: A Text-Reader provides a foundation for the study of gender, pop culture and media. This comprehensive, interdisciplinary text provides text-book style introductory and concluding chapters written by the editors, seven original contributor chapters on key topics and written in a variety of writing styles, discussion questions, additional resources and more. The book includes pedagogical suggestions for further readings on topics covered and international studies of gender and pop culture as well as classroom discussion questions for each chapter.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction
Adrienne Trier-Bieniek, PhD and Patricia Leavy, PhD
Chapter 2: Blurred Lines of a Different Kind: Sexism, Sex, Media and Kids
Scott Richardson, PhD- Millersville University
Chapter 3: Gender and Advertising
Patricia Arend, PhD- Fitchburg State University
Chapter 4: From Lady Gaga to Consciousness Rap: The Impact of Music on Gender and Social Activism.
Adrienne Trier-Bieniek, PhD-Valencia College, Amanda Pullum, University of California-Irvine
Chapter 5: Gender, Television and Popular Culture
Jenn Brandt, PhD- High Point University
Chapter 6: Popular Movies that Teach: How Movies Teach about Schools & Genders.
Kevin Burke, PhD University of Notre Dame, Adam Greteman, PhD The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Chapter 7: Gender, Sport and Popular Culture
Emily A. Roper, Ph.D, Sam Houston State University and Katherine M. Polasek, PhD, State University of New York at Cortland.
Chapter 8: Gender and Technology: Women’s Usage, Creation and Perspectives.
Cindy Royal, PhD- Texas State University
More Praise for Gender and Pop Culture: A Text-Reader
"The timely, well-written pieces in Gender and Pop Culture manage to convey some of the intellectual excitement -- and dare I say it, fun -- that the best in media studies and feminism can stimulate. Students and scholars alike will appreciate how the wide-ranging chapters in this volume provide greater depth and context to some of the great debates of our time about the 'effects of media' that take place every day in university classrooms and around kitchen tables. This should be required reading for anyone who's ever watched TV, gone to a movie or put on a pair of headphones!" Jackson Katz, Ph.D., creator of Tough Guise 2: Violence, Manhood and American Culture and author of The Macho Paradox
“An ideal teaching tool: the introduction is intellectually robust and orients the reader towards a productive engagement with the chapters; the contributions themselves are diverse and broad in terms of the subject matter covered; and the conclusion helps students take what they have learnt beyond the classroom. I can’t wait to make use of it.”
Sut Jhally, Professor of Communication, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Founder & Executive Director, Media Education Foundation
"Gender & Pop Culture takes no prisoners in describing the influences of patriarchy on a wide range of media. With up-to-date examples, strongly worded arguments, and ideas for resistance, these chapters are sure classroom conversation starters."
Lisa Wade, Founder of Sociological Images and Professor at Occidental College