2nd Edition

Doing Gender in Media, Art and Culture A Comprehensive Guide to Gender Studies

Edited By Rosemarie Buikema, Liedeke Plate, Kathrin Thiele Copyright 2018
    318 Pages 26 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    318 Pages 26 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Doing Gender in Media, Art and Culture, 2nd edition is a comprehensive gender studies textbook with an international focus and relevance across a broad range of academic disciplines. Covering an array of topics, theories and approaches to gender studies, it introduces students to the study of gender through geographically diverse case studies on different historical and contemporary figures. The volume covers the established canon of gender studies, including questions of representation, standpoints and intersectionality. It addresses emerging areas including religion, technology and online feminist engagement, as well as complex contemporary phenomena such as globalization, neoliberalism and ‘fundamentalism’. Core figures ranging from Simone de Beauvoir to Gloria Anzaldua and from Florence Nightingale to Malala Yousafzai serve as prisms of gender-sensitive analysis for each chapter. This vibrant textbook is essential reading for anyone in need of an accessible yet sophisticated guide to gender studies today.

    Introduction, (Rosemarie Buikema, Liedeke Plate, and Kathrin Thiele)

    1. The Arena of Feminism: Simone de Beauvoir and the History of Feminism, (Iris van der Tuin)

    2. The Arena of Religion: Malala and Contemporary Feminism, (Eva Midden)

    3. The Arena of the Body: The Cyborg and Feminist Views on Biology, (Cecilia Asberg)

    4. The Arena of Knowledge: Virginia Woolf and the Feminist Practice of Situated Knowledges, (Kathrin Thiele)

    5. The Arena of Borders: Gloria Anzaldúa, Intersectionality and Interdisciplinarity, (Gloria Wekker)

    6. The Arena of Imaginings: Sarah Bartmann and the Ethics of Representation, (Rosemarie Buikema)

    7. The Arena of the Colony: Phoolan Devi and Postcolonial Critique, (Sandra Ponzanesi)

    8. The Arena of Masculinity: Willem Stoner and Masculinity Studies, (Liedeke Plate)

    9. The Arena of Affect: Marina Abramović and the Politics of Emotion, (Louis van den Hengel)

    10. The Politics of Florence Nightingale in Feminist Historiography, (Geertje Mak and Berteke Waaldijk)

    11. Alison Bechdel and the Queer Graphic Novel, (Christine Quinan)

    12. Lili Elbe’s Transmedial Presence and the Politics of Transgender Studies, (Eliza Steinbock)

    13. Peter Pan and Feminist Theatre Studies, (Maaike Bleeker)

    14. Lara Croft, Kill Bill and Feminist Film Studies, (Anneke Smelik)

    15. Trinh T. Minh-ha: Feminist Approaches to Documentary Film, (Domitilla Olivieri)

    16. Malala and the Politics of New Media Activism, (Ingrid Hoofd)

    17. Midia, Xavier and Sarah: the Politics of Linking in Feminist and postcolonial Digital Humanities, (Koen Leurs)

    18. Dympna and the Figuration of the Woman Warrior, (Rosi Braidotti)


    Rosemarie Buikema is Professor of Art, Culture and Diversity at Utrecht University. She chairs the UU Graduate Gender Programme and is the Scientific Director of the Netherlands Research School of Gender Studies. Among her latest books are Revoltes in de Cultuurkritiek (Amsterdam University Press, 2017); Theories and Methodologies in Feminist Research (Routledge 2011, with G. Griffin and N. Lykke); and From Boys to Men (Cape Town University Press, 2007 with T. Shaefer and K. Ratele).

    Liedeke Plate is Associate Professor of Gender Studies and Literary and Cultural Studies at Radboud University, has published extensively on the subject of gender, cultural memory and women’s rewriting. She is author of Transforming Memories in Contemporary Women’s Rewriting (Palgrave, 2011) and co-editor of, among others, Technologies of Memory in the Arts (Palgrave, 2009), Performing Memory in Art and Popular Culture (Routledge, 2013), and Materializing Memory in Art and Popular Culture (Routledge, 2017). Together with Rosemarie Buikema she edited the Dutch edition of this textbook: Handboek genderstudies in media, kunst en cultuur (Coutinho, 2015).

    Kathrin Thiele is Associate Professor in Gender Studies and Critical Theory at Utrecht University. She has published widely in the fields of continental philosophy, feminist and queer theories of difference and posthuman(ist) studies. Her  most recent book publications are Symptoms of the Planetary Condition: A Critical Vocabulary (meson 2017, co-edited with M. Bunz and B.M. Kaiser) and the German edition of this textbook: Doing Gender in Medien-, Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaften: Eine Einführung (LitVerlag 2017, co-edited with R. Buikema). She is also founder and co-coordinator of the international Humanities initiative Terra Critica: Interdisciplinary Network for the Critical Humanities.