1662 Pages
    by Routledge

    The interconnections of gender and popular culture are multiple and varied, and serious scholarly work that examines gender through the lens of popular culture—and vice versa—is of central and growing significance in the academy. This is not only because battles about gender roles, rights, and ideologies are often fought in popular-cultural forms, but also because there is a growing realization that gender inequality stubbornly persists despite the existence of formal legal parity in many jurisdictions.

    Now, this timely new four-volume collection from Routledge’s Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies series brings together a well-considered balance of foundational and cutting-edge scholarship. With a focus on examples drawn from digital culture, fashion, music, mass and new media—and an intersectional approach to gender—Gender and Popular Culture provides a comprehensive and exciting ‘one-stop’ compendium. With a full index and introductions newly written by the editors, it is an indispensable reference resource for researchers and students.

    Volume 1: Key Concepts in Gender and Popular Culture

    Part 1: Formations and Constructions of Gender

    1. Simone De Beauvoir, ‘Concept of "Becoming Gender(ed)"’, in The Second Sex (New York: Alfred A Knopf, 2010), pp. 3-17, 283, 294-296.
    2. Candace West and Don H. Zimmerman, ‘Doing Gender’, Gender and Society, 1, 2, 1987, 125-151.
    3. Judith Butler, ‘Performative Acts and Gender Constitution: An Essay in Phenomenology and Feminist Theory’, falseTheatre Journal, 40, 4, 1988, 519-531.
    4. Bev Skeggs, ‘The Toilet Paper: Femininity, Class and Mis-Recognition’, Women’s Studies International Forum, 24, 3/4, 2001, 295-307.
    5. T. E. Perkins, ‘Rethinking Stereotypes’, in Michelle Barrett, Philip Corrigan, Annette Kuhn and Janet Wolff (eds), Ideology and Cultural Production (London: Croom Helm, 1979), pp. 135-159.
    6. R. W. Connell, ‘The Effect of Structures’ and ‘Hegemonic Masculinity and Emphasized Femininity’, in Gender and Power: Society, the Person and Sexual Politics (Cambridge: Polity Press, 1987), pp. 180-188.
    7. Part 2: Social History, Culture and the Analysis of Gender

    8. Betty Friedan, ‘The Problem that Has No Name’, in The Feminine Mystique, 4th ed. (London: Gollancz, 1971), pp. 15-32.
    9. Michael Kimmel, extracts from Manhood in America: A Cultural History (New York: The Free Press, 1996), pp. 261-266, 272-283.
    10. Sharon Hays, extracts from The Cultural Contradictions of Motherhood (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1997), pp. 97-108, 112-117, 120-130.
    11. Angela McRobbie, ‘Postfeminsim and Popular Culture’, Feminist Media Studies, 4, 3, 2004, 255-264.
    12. Ros Gill, ‘Post-postfeminism? New Feminist Visibilities in Postfeminist Times’, Feminist Media Studies, 16, 4, 2016, 610-630.
    13. Part 3: Patriarchy, Inequality and Sex(uality)

    14. Sylvia Walby, ‘Theorising Patriarchy’, Sociology, 23, 2, 1989, 213-234.
    15. Nancy Fraser, ‘From Redistribution to Recognition? Dilemmas of Justice in a ‘Post Socialist’ Age’, New Left Review, 212, 1995, 68-93.
    16. Liz Kelly, extracts from Surviving Sexual Violence Cambridge: Polity Press, 1988), pp. 74-78, 123-137.
    17. Adrienne Rich, ‘Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence’, Signs:
    18. Journal of Women, Culture and Society, 5, 4, 1980, 631–660.

    19. Catherine MacKinnon, extracts from Only Words (London: Harper Collins, 1994), pp. 3-11, 19-21, 51-56.
    20. Part 4: Bodies, Appearance and Control

    21. Laura Mulvey, ‘Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema’, Screen, 16, 3, 1975, 6-18.
    22. David Machin and Joanna Thornborrow, ‘Brading and Discourse: The Case of Cosmopolitan’, Discourse & Society, 14, 4, 2003, 453-471
    23. Naomi Wolf, extracts from Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty are Used against Women (London: Chatto & Windus, 1991), pp. 9-19, 27-37.
    24. Susan Bordo, ‘Anorexia Nervosa: Psychopathology as the Crystallization of Culture’, Unbearable Weight: Feminism, Western Culture and the Body (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993), pp. 139-164.


      Volume 2: Gender and Popular Cultural Production

      Part 5: Key Texts on Gender and Work

    26. Joan Acker, ‘Inequality Regimes Gender, Class, and Race in Organizations’
    27. Gender and Society, 20, 4, 2006, pp. 441-464.

    28. Lisa Adkins, ‘Cultural Feminization: "Money, Sex and Power" for Women’
    29. Signs, 26, 3, 2001, 669-695.


      Part 6: Pioneering Work on Gender and Cultural Production

    30. Mavis Bayton, ' Women and the Electric Guitar,’ in S. Whiteley (ed.), Sexing the Groove: Popular Music and Gender (London and New York: Routledge, 1997), pp. 37-49.
    31. Angela McRobbie and Jenny Garber, ‘Girls and subcultures’, in S. Hall and T. Jefferson (eds), Resistance through Rituals: Youth Subcultures in Post-war Britain 2nd ed. (New York and Oxford: Routledge, 2006 [1975]), pp. 172-184.
    32. Tricia Rose, ‘Bad Sistas: Black Women Rappers and Sexual Politics in Rap Music’, in Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America (Hanover, NH: Wesleyan University Press, 1994), pp. 146-154, 166-170.
    33. Mary Celeste Kearney, ‘Delightful Employment: Girl’s Cultural Production Prior to the Late Twentieth Century’, in Girls Make Media (New York and London: Routledge, 2006), pp. 23-43.
    34. Part 7: Case Studies of Gender and Popular Cultural Production in the Mass Media

    35. Susan Christopherson, ‘Beyond the Self-expressive Creative Worker: An Industry Perspective on Entertainment Media’, Theory Culture & Society 25, 7-8, 2008, 73-95.
    36. Michelle Gregory, ‘Inside the Locker Room: Male Homosociability in the Advertising Industry’, Gender, Work & Organization, 16, 2009, 323–347.
    37. Irena Grugulis and Dimitrinka Stoyanova, ‘Social Capital and Networks in Film and TV: Jobs for the Boys?’, Organization Studies, 33, 2012, 1311-1331.
    38. Mark Banks and Katie Milestone, ‘Individualization, Gender and
    39. Cultural Work’, Gender, Work and Organization, 18, 1, 2011, 73-89.

    40. Maryann Erigha, ‘Race, Gender, Hollywood: Representation in Cultural Production and Digital Media’s Potential for Change’, Sociology Compass, 9, 1, 2015, 78-89.
    41. Part 8: Ideal Types and the Creative Genius

    42. Sarah B. Proctor-Thomson, ‘Gender Disruptions in the Digital Industries?’, Culture and Organization, 19, 2, 2013, 85-104.
    43. Ana Alacovska, ‘Genre Anxiety: Women Travel Writers’ Experience of Work’, The Sociological Review, 63, S1, 2013, 128-143.
    44. Cynthia Freeland, ‘Gender, Genius, and Guerrilla Girls’, Art Theory: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003), pp. 122-147.
    45. Joanne Hollows, ‘Oliver’s Twist: Leisure, Labour and Domestic Masculinity in The
    46. Naked Chef’, International Journal of Cultural Studies, 6, 2, 2003, 229-248.

    47. Rebekah Farrugia, ‘Building a Women-centered DJ Collective’, Feminist
    48. Media Studies, 9, 3, 2009, 335-351.

    49. Rosalind Gill ‘Cool, Creative and Egalitarian? Exploring Gender in Project-Based New Media Work in Euro’, Information, Communication & Society, 5, 1, 2002, 70-89.
    50. Brooke Erin Duffy, ‘The Romance of Work: Gender and Aspirational Labour in the Digital Culture Industries’, International Journal of Cultural Studies, 19, 2016, 441-457.
    51. Susan Luckman, ‘‘The Aura of the Analogue in a Digital Age: Women’s Crafts’, Creative Markets and Home-based Labour after Etsy’, Cultural Studies Review, 19, 1, 2013, 249-270. 
    52. Alison Harvey and Stephanie Fisher, ‘"Everyone Can Make Games!": The Post-feminist Context of Women in Digital Game Production’, Feminist Media Studies, 15, 4, 2015, 576-592.


      Volume 3: Representation and Discourse


      Part 9: Media Representations and Their Power

    54. Frank Mort, ‘Boy’s Own? Masculinity, Style and Popular Culture’, in R. Chapman and J. Rutherford (eds) Male Order: Unwrapping Masculinity (London: Lawrence & Wishart, 1988), pp. 193-225.
    55. Diane Negra, (2004) 'Quality Postfeminism?: Sex and the Single Girl on HBO', Genders, 39, April 2004.
    56. Estella Ticknell, Deborah Chambers, Joost Van Loon and Nichola Hudson, ‘Begging for It: "New Femininities", Social Agency, and Moral Discourse in Contemporary Teenage and Men’s Magazines’, Feminist Media Studies, 3, 1, 2003, 47-63.
    57. Anneke Meyer, ‘''Too Drunk To Say No": Binge Drinking, Rape and the Daily Mail', Feminist Media Studies, vol. 10, 1, 2010, 19-34.
    58. Brian McNair, ‘Porno-chic, or the Pornographication of the Mainstream’, in Striptease Culture: Sex, Media and the Democratisation of Desire (London: Routledge, 2002), pp. 61-87.
    59. Emily Finch and Vanessa E. Munro, ‘The Demon Drink and the Demonized Woman: Socio-Sexual Stereotypes and Responsibility Attribution in Rape Trials Involving Intoxicants’, Social & Legal Studies, 16, 4, 2007, 591-614.
    60. Part 10: Self-Representation and Performance of Gender

    61. Margaret Wetherell and Nigel Edley, ‘Negotiating Hegemonic Masculinity: Imaginary
    62. Positions and Psycho-Discursive Practices’, Feminism & Psychology, 9, 3, 1999, 335-356.

    63. Yow-Juin Wang, ‘Internet Dating Sites as Heterotopias of Gender Performance: A Case Study of Taiwanese Heterosexual Male Daters’, International Journal of Cultural Studies, 15, 5, 2011, 485-500.
    64. Valerie Walkerdine, ‘Playing The Game: Young Girls Performing Femininity in Video Game Play’, Feminist Media Studies, 6, 4, 2006, 519-537.
    65. Amy Shields Dobson, ‘Performative Shamelessness on Young Women’s Social Network Sites: Shielding the Self and Resisting Gender Melancholia’, Feminism & Psychology, 24, 1, 2014, 97-114.
    66. Niels Van Doorn, ‘Digital Spaces, Material Traces: How Matter Comes to Matter in Online Performances of Gender, Sexuality and Embodiment’, Media, Culture & Society, 33, 4, 2011, 531-547.
    67. Part 11: Intersections: Gender, Ethnicity and Social Class

    68. Beverley Skeggs and Helen Wood, ‘The Labour of Transformation and Circuits of Value "Around" Reality Television’, Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies, 22, 4, 2008, 559-572.
    69. Imogen Tyler and Bruce Bennet, ‘"Celebrity Chav": Fame, Femininity and Social Class’, European Journal of Cultural Studies, 13, 3, 2010, 375-393.
    70. Rebecca Reviere and Carolyn M. Byerley, ‘Sexual Messages in Black and White: A Discourse Analysis of Essence and Cosmo’, Feminist Media Studies, 13, 4, 2013, 676-692.
    71. Myra Macdonald, ‘Muslim Women and the Veil: Problems of Image and Voice in Media Representations’, Feminist Media Studies, 6, 2, 2006, 7-23.
    72. Yvonne Tasker, ‘Black Buddies and White Heroes: Racial Discourse in the Action Cinema’, in Spectacular Bodies: Gender, Genre and the Action Cinema (London: Routledge, 1993), pp. 35-53.

      Part 12: Digital Culture and Gender

    74. Tracey Jensen, ‘"Mumsnettiquette": Online Affect within Parenting Cultures’, in P. Aggleton (ed.), Privilege, Affect and Agency: Understanding the Production of Effects and Action (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), pp. 127-145.
    75. Shenila Khoja-Moolji, ‘Becoming an "Intimate Publics": Exploring the Affective Intensities of Hashtag Feminism’, Feminist Media Studies, 15, 2, 2015, 347-350.
    76. Rena Bivens, ‘The Gender Binary Will Not Be Deprogrammed: Ten Years of Coding Gender on Facebook’, New Media and Society, 2015, 1-19.
    77. Alice E. Marwick, ‘Designed in California: Entrepreneurship and the Myths of Web 2.0’, in Status Update: Celebrity, Publicity and Branding in the Social Media Age (Yale: Yale University Press, 2014), pp. 245-272.

      Volume 4: Gender identity and Popular Culture


      Part 13: Foundational Issues

    79. Iris Marion Young, ‘Throwing Like a Girl: A Phenomenology of Feminine Body Comportment Motility and Spatiality’. Human Studies, 3, 2, 1980, 137-156.   
    80. Joke Hermes, ‘On Stereotypes, Media and Redressing Gendered Social Inequality’, Contemporary Readings in Law and Social Justice, 2, 2, 2010, pp. 181-187.
    81. Angela McRobbie, ‘Young Women And Consumer Culture: An Intervention’, Cultural Studies, 22, 5, 2008, 531-550. 
    82. Anamik Saha, ‘"Beards, Scarves, Halal Meat, Terrorists, Forced Marriage": Television Industries and the Production of "Race", Media, Culture and Society, 34, 4, 2012, 424-438.
    83. Rosalind Gill and Shani Orgad, ‘Confidence Culture and the Remaking of Feminism’, New Formations, 91, 2017, 16-34

      Part 14: Genres, Gender and Popular Culture

    85. Diane Negra and Yvonne Tasker, ‘Neoliberal Frames and Genres of Inequality: Recession-era Chick Flicks and Male-centred Corporate Melodrama’, European Journal of Cultural Studies 16, 2013, 344-361.
    86. Ebony Thomas and Amy Stornaiuolo, Restorying the Self:Bending Toward Textual Justice, Harvard Educational Review, 86, 3, 2016, 313-338.
    87. Robin James, ‘Is the Post- in Post-identity the Post- in Post Genre?’, Popular Music, 36, 1, 2017, 21-32.
    88. Kim Allen, Laura Harvey and Heather Mendick, ‘"Justin Bieber Sounds Girlie": Young People’s Celebrity Talk and Contemporary Masculinities’, Sociological Research Online, 20, 3, 2015.  
    89. Sue Jackson and Tiina Vares, ‘"Too Many Bad Role Models for Us Girls": Girls, Female Pop Celebrities and "sexualization"’, Sexualities, 18, 4, 2016, 480-498.
    90. Part 15: Gender and Digital Bodies

    91. Katrin Tiidenberg and Edgar Gómez Cruz, ‘Selfies, Image and the Re-making of the Body’, Body & Society, 21, 4, 2015, 77-102.
    92. Jamie Hakim, ‘"The Spornosexual": The Affective Contradictions of Male Body-work in Neoliberal Digital Culture’, Journal of Gender Studies, 27, 2, 2016, 231-241.
    93. Tobias Raun, ‘Video Blogging as a Vehicle of Transformation: Exploring the Intersection between Trans Identity and Information Technology’, International Journal of Cultural Studies, 18, 3, 2014, 365-378.
    94. Alexander Dhoest and Lukasz Szulc, ‘Navigating Online Selves: Social, Cultural and Material Contexts of Social Media Use by Diasporic Gay Men’, Social Media and Society, 2, 4, 2016, 1-10.
    95. Adrienne Shaw: Gaming, ‘Do You Identify as a Gamer? Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Gamer Identity’, New Media & Society, 14, 1, 2011, 28-44.
    96. Part 16: Space, Place and Gendered Identity


    97. Anoop Nayak, ‘Last of the "Real Geordies"? White Masculinities and the Subcultural Response to Deindustrialisation’, Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 21, 2003, 7-25.
    98. Katie Milestone, ‘"Northernness", Gender and Manchester’s Creative Industries, Journal for Cultural Research, 20, 1, 2016, 45-59.
    99. Sian Lincoln, ‘"Styling" Teenage Private Space: Identity, Fashion and Consumption in Girls’ Bedrooms’, Film, Fashion and Consumption, 2, 2, 2013, 121-137.
    100. Church Gibson: ‘Pornostyle: Sexualised Dress and the Fracturing of Feminism’, Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body and Culture, 18, 2, 2014, 189-206. 
    101. Jessica Ringrose and Emma Renold, ‘Slut Shaming, Girl Power and "Sexualisation": Thinking through the Politics of International Slut Walks with Teen Girls’, Gender and Education, 24, 3, 2012, 333-343.