Media, Gender and Identity: An Introduction
Popular media present a vast array of stories about women and men. What impact do these images and ideas have on people’s identities?
The new edition of Media, Gender and Identity is a highly readable introduction to the relationship between media and gender identities today. Fully revised and updated, including new case studies and a new chapter, it considers a wide range of research and provides new ways for thinking about the media’s influence on gender and sexuality.
David Gauntlett discusses movies such as Knocked Up and Spiderman 3, men’s and women’s magazines, TV shows, self-help books, YouTube videos, and more, to show how the media play a role in the shaping of individual self-identities.
The book includes:
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CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER 2 SOME BACKGROUND DEBATES
CHAPTER 3 REPRESENTATIONS OF GENDER IN THE PAST
CHAPTER 4 REPRESENTATIONS OF GENDER TODAY
CHAPTER 5 GIDDENS MODERNITY AND SELFIDENTITY
Discourses and lifestyles
CHAPTER 7 QUEER THEORY AND FLUID IDENTITIES
CHAPTER 8 MENS MAGAZINES AND MODERN MASCULINITIES