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:
... Judith Butler 8.1 Men's magazines: seeking masculinities for the modern world 9.1 Women's magazines: offering a range of contradictory suggestions about ...
Everyso often thereisa waveofmedia coverage about contemporary 'masculinity' and theideathat it is'in crisis'.In Australia in2006, for example, ...
the publication of Anthony Clare's book On Men: Masculinity in Crisis in 2000 – which gained publicity since Clare was a wellknown broadcaster –and, ...
Many of the academic books on 'masculinity' are disappointing, as theydwellon archetypes from thepast, and have littleto say about thereal lives ofmodern ...
Somepartsof popular culture are said to be 'reasserting' the traditional forms of masculinity, whilst others are challenging them – and as we will see later ...
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