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Women and Gender Studies Collection

Welcome to the Routledge Women and Gender Studies Collection.

To celebrate International Women's Day on March 8th we have put together a selection of our forthcoming and key women and gender studies titles. Just click on the links on the left to view the books in that category. The diverse range of titles will ensure you are able to find what you need to further your own research or professional interests, challenge and support your students, or to provide essential reference materials for your institutional library.

Media and Culture

  • Everyday Women's and Gender Studies

    Introductory Concepts, 1st Edition

    By Ann Braithwaite, Catherine M. Orr

    Everyday Women’s and Gender Studies is a text-reader that offers instructors a new way to approach an introductory course on women’s and gender studies. This book highlights major concepts that organize the diverse work in this field: Knowledges, Identities, Equalities, Bodies, Places, and…

    Paperback – 2016-08-05
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  • American Women Artists, 1935-1970

    Gender, Culture, and Politics, 1st Edition

    Edited by Helen Langa, Paula Wisotzki

    Numerous American women artists built successful professional careers in the mid-twentieth century while confronting challenging cultural transitions: shifts in stylistic avant-gardism, harsh political transformations, and changing gender expectations for both women and men. These social and…

    Hardback – 2016-03-18
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  • Women and the Nineteenth-Century Lied

    1st Edition

    By Aisling Kenny, Susan Wollenberg

    This book bridges a gap in existing scholarship by foregrounding the contribution of women to the nineteenth-century Lied. Building on the pioneering work of scholars in recent years, it consolidates recent research on women’s achievements in the genre, and develops an alternative narrative of the…

    Hardback – 2016-03-18
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  • Motherhood in the Media

    Infanticide, Journalism, and the Digital Age, 1st Edition

    By Barbara Barnett

    This book examines contemporary media stories about women who kill their children. By analyzing media texts, motherhood blogs, and journalistic interviews, the book seeks to understand better maternal violence and the factors that lead women to harm their children. The central thesis of this book…

    Hardback – 2016-03-07
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    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Violence and the Pornographic Imaginary

    The Politics of Sex, Gender, and Aggression in Hardcore Pornography, 1st Edition

    By Natalie Purcell

    No cultural product reveals our collective fascination with sexual violence more candidly than popular heterosexual pornographies. They showcase scenes of intense sexual aggression and cruelty that are gendered in repetitive, patterned configurations—configurations that are designed to arouse.…

    Paperback – 2016-01-29
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    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Materializing Gender in Eighteenth-Century Europe

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jennifer G. Germann, Heidi A. Strobel

    Art history has enriched the study of material culture as a scholarly field. This interdisciplinary volume enhances this literature through the contributors' engagement with gender as the conceptual locus of analysis in terms of femininity, masculinity, and the spaces in between. Collectively,…

    Hardback – 2016-01-06
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    The Histories of Material Culture and Collecting, 1700-1950

  • Women, Music, Culture

    An Introduction, 2nd Edition

    By Julie C. Dunbar

    Women, Music, Culture: An Introduction, Second Edition is the first undergraduate textbook on the history and contribution of women in a variety of musical genres and professions, ideal for students in courses in both music and women's studies. A compelling narrative, accompanied by&…

    Paperback – 2015-12-17
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  • Women, Workers, and Race in LIFE Magazine

    Hansel Mieth’s Reform Photojournalism, 1934-1955, 1st Edition

    By Dolores Flamiano

    The tension between social reform photography and photojournalism is examined through this study of the life and work of German émigré Hansel Mieth (1909-1998), who made an unlikely journey from migrant farm worker to Life photographer. She was the second woman in that role, after Margaret…

    Hardback – 2015-12-11
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  • Feminism, Labour and Digital Media

    The Digital Housewife, 1st Edition

    By Kylie Jarrett

    There is a contradiction at the heart of digital media. We use commercial platforms to express our identity, to build community and to engage politically. At the same time, our status updates, tweets, videos, photographs and music files are free content for these sites. We are also generating an…

    Hardback – 2015-12-03
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    Routledge Studies in New Media and Cyberculture

  • Picturing Marie Leszczinska (1703-1768)

    Representing Queenship in Eighteenth-Century France, 1st Edition

    By Jennifer G Germann

    Portraits of Queen Marie Leszczinska (1703-1768) were highly visible in eighteenth-century France. Appearing in royal châteaux and, after 1737, in the Parisian Salons, the queen's image was central to the visual construction of the monarchy. Her earliest portraits negotiated aspects of her ethnic…

    Hardback – 2015-11-28
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  • Representations of Black Women in the Media

    The Damnation of Black Womanhood, 1st Edition

    By Marquita Marie Gammage

    In 1920 W.E.B. Du Bois cited the damnation of women as linked to the devaluation of motherhood. This dilemma, he argues, had a crushing blow on Black women as they were forced into slavery. Black womanhood, portrayed as hypersexual by nature, became an enduring stereotype which did not coincide…

    Hardback – 2015-11-03
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    Routledge Transformations in Race and Media

  • Girls' Feminist Blogging in a Postfeminist Age

    1st Edition

    By Jessalynn Keller

    Girls’ Feminist Blogging in a Postfeminist Age explores the practices of U.S.-based teenage girls who actively maintain feminist blogs and participate in the feminist blogosphere as readers, writers, and commenters on platforms including Blogspot, Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr. Drawing on…

    Hardback – 2015-10-21
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    Routledge Studies in New Media and Cyberculture

  • The Women Who Knew Too Much

    Hitchcock and Feminist Theory, 3rd Edition

    By Tania Modleski

    Originally published in 1988, The Women Who Knew Too Much remains a classic work in film theory and feminist criticism. The book consists of a theoretical introduction and analyses of seven important films by Alfred Hitchcock, each of which provides a basis for an analysis of the female spectator…

    Paperback – 2015-08-18
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  • Women and Media in the Middle East

    From Veiling to Blogging, 1st Edition

    Edited by Nahed Eltantawy

    The traditional image of the Middle Eastern woman, as portrayed by the Western media, has tended to be one of a woman oppressed by men and religion. Veiling intensifies this image of supposed powerlessness and imprisonment. However, the Arab Spring uprisings have introduced the West to women in the…

    Hardback – 2015-07-06
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  • Old Women and Art in the Early Modern Italian Domestic Interior

    1st Edition

    By Erin J. Campbell

    Though portraits of old women mediate cultural preoccupations just as effectively as those of younger women, the scant published research on images of older women belies their significance within early modern Italy. This study examines the remarkable flowering, largely overlooked in portraiture…

    Hardback – 2015-06-28
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    Visual Culture in Early Modernity

  • Elizabeth Robins Pennell, Nineteenth-Century Pioneer of Modern Art Criticism

    1st Edition

    By Kimberly Morse Jones

    Mining various archives and newspaper repositories, Elizabeth Robins Pennell, Nineteenth-Century Pioneer of Modern Art Criticism provides the first full-length study of a remarkable woman and heretofore neglected art critic. Pennell, a prolific 'New Art Critic', helped formulate and develop…

    Hardback – 2015-06-28
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  • International Perspectives on Shojo and Shojo Manga

    The Influence of Girl Culture, 1st Edition

    Edited by Masami Toku

    This collaborative book explores the artistic and aesthetic development of shojo, or girl, manga and discusses the significance of both shojo manga and the concept of shojo, or girl culture. It features contributions from manga critics, educators, and researchers from both manga’s home country of…

    Hardback – 2015-06-08
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    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Faith, Gender and the Senses in Italian Renaissance and Baroque Art

    Interpreting the Noli me tangere and Doubting Thomas, 1st Edition

    By Erin E. Benay, Lisa M. Rafanelli

    Taking the Noli me tangere and Doubting Thomas episodes as a focal point, this study examines how visual representations of two of the most compelling and related Christian stories engaged with changing devotional and cultural ideals in Renaissance and Baroque Italy. This book reconsiders…

    Hardback – 2015-06-03
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    Visual Culture in Early Modernity

  • Gender, Age, and Digital Games in the Domestic Context

    1st Edition

    By Alison Harvey

    Western digital game play has shifted in important ways over the last decade, with a plethora of personal devices affording a range of increasingly diverse play experiences. Despite the celebration of a more inclusive environment of digital game play, very little grounded research has been devoted…

    Hardback – 2015-04-08
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    Routledge Advances in Game Studies

  • Producing Women

    The Internet, Traditional Femininity, Queerness, and Creativity, 1st Edition

    By Michele White

    Producing Women examines the ways femininity is produced through new media. Michele White considers how women are constructed, produce themselves as subjects, form vital production cultures on sites like Etsy, and deploy technological processes to reshape their identities and digital…

    Paperback – 2015-03-12
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  • Women in Music

    A Research and Information Guide, 2nd Edition

    By Karin Pendle, Melinda Boyd

    Women in Music: A Research and Information Guide is an annotated bibliography emerging from more than twenty-five years of feminist scholarship on music. This book testifies to the great variety of subjects and approaches represented in over two decades of published writings on women, their work,…

    Paperback – 2015-02-27
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  • Phenomenology of Youth Cultures and Globalization

    Lifeworlds and Surplus Meaning in Changing Times, 1st Edition

    Edited by Stuart R. Poyntz, Jacqueline Kennelly

    This edited collection brings together scholars who draw on phenomenological approaches to understand the experiences of young people growing up under contemporary conditions of globalization. Phenomenology is both a philosophical and pragmatic approach to social sciences research, that takes as…

    Hardback – 2015-02-10
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    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

  • Women, Modernity, and Landscape Architecture

    1st Edition

    Edited by Sonja Dümpelmann, John Beardsley

    Modernity was critically important to the formation and evolution of landscape architecture, yet its histories in the discipline are still being written. This book looks closely at the work and influences of some of the least studied figures of the era: established and less well-known female…

    Paperback – 2015-02-06
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  • Women, Patronage, and Salvation in Renaissance Florence

    Lucrezia Tornabuoni and the Chapel of the Medici Palace, 1st Edition

    By Stefanie Solum

    Long obfuscated by modern definitions of historical evidence and art patronage, Lucrezia Tornabuoni de’ Medici’s impact on the visual world of her time comes to light in this book, the first full-length scholarly argument for a lay woman’s contributions to the visual arts of fifteenth-century…

    Hardback – 2015-01-28
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    Visual Culture in Early Modernity

  • Sisters of the Yam

    Black Women and Self-Recovery, 2nd Edition

    By bell hooks

    In Sisters of the Yam, bell hooks reflects on the ways in which the emotional health of black women has been and continues to be impacted by sexism and racism. Desiring to create a context where black females could both work on their individual efforts for self-actualization while remaining…

    Paperback – 2014-11-04
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  • Women, Femininity and Public Space in European Visual Culture, 1789-1914

    1st Edition

    Edited by Temma Balducci, Heather Belnap Jensen

    Focusing on images of or produced by well-to-do nineteenth-century European women, this volume explores genteel femininity as resistant to easy codification vis-à-vis the public. Attending to various iterations of the public as space, sphere and discourse, sixteen essays challenge the false binary…

    Hardback – 2014-11-04
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  • Talking Back

    Thinking Feminist, Thinking Black, 2nd Edition

    By bell hooks

    In childhood, bell hooks was taught that "talking back" meant speaking as an equal to an authority figure and daring to disagree and/or have an opinion. In this collection of personal and theoretical essays, hooks reflects on her signature issues of racism and feminism, politics and pedagogy. Among…

    Paperback – 2014-11-03
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  • Black Looks

    Race and Representation, 2nd Edition

    By bell hooks

    In the critical essays collected in Black Looks, bell hooks interrogates old narratives and argues for alternative ways to look at blackness, black subjectivity, and whiteness. Her focus is on spectatorship—in particular, the way blackness and black people are experienced in literature, music,…

    Paperback – 2014-10-29
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  • Louise Talma

    A Life in Composition, 1st Edition

    By Kendra Preston Leonard

    American composer Louise Talma (1906-1996) was the first female winner of two back-to-back Guggenheim Awards (1946, 1947), the first American woman to have an opera premiered in Europe (1962), the first female winner of the Sibelius Award for Composition (1963), and the first woman composer elected…

    Hardback – 2014-10-28
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  • Yearning

    Race, Gender, and Cultural Politics, 2nd Edition

    By bell hooks

    For bell hooks, the best cultural criticism sees no need to separate politics from the pleasure of reading. Yearning collects together some of hooks's classic and early pieces of cultural criticism from the '80s. Addressing topics like pedagogy, postmodernism, and politics, hooks examines a variety…

    Paperback – 2014-10-27
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  • Ain't I a Woman

    Black Women and Feminism, 2nd Edition

    By bell hooks

    A classic work of feminist scholarship, Ain't I a Woman has become a must-read for all those interested in the nature of black womanhood. Examining the impact of sexism on black women during slavery, the devaluation of black womanhood, black male sexism, racism among feminists, and the black…

    Paperback – 2014-10-14
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  • Feminist Theory

    From Margin to Center, 3rd Edition

    By bell hooks

    When Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center was first published in 1984, it was welcomed and praised by feminist thinkers who wanted a new vision. Even so, individual readers frequently found the theory "unsettling" or "provocative." Today, the blueprint for feminist movement presented in the book…

    Paperback – 2014-10-01
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  • Cathy Berberian: Pioneer of Contemporary Vocality

    1st Edition

    By Pamela Karantonis, Francesca Placanica, Pieter Verstraete

    Cathy Berberian (1925-1983) was a vocal performance artist, singer and composer who pioneered a way of composing with the voice in the musical worlds of Europe, North America and beyond. As a modernist muse for many avant-garde composers, Cathy Berberian went on to embody the principles of…

    Hardback – 2014-09-28
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  • Feminism Is for Everybody

    Passionate Politics, 2nd Edition

    By bell hooks

    What is feminism? In this short, accessible primer, bell hooks explores the nature of feminism and its positive promise to eliminate sexism, sexist exploitation, and oppression. With her characteristic clarity and directness, hooks encourages readers to see how feminism can touch and change their…

    Paperback – 2014-09-26
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  • Women and Turkish Cinema

    Gender Politics, Cultural Identity and Representation, 1st Edition

    By Eylem Atakav

    Since 2000, there has been a considerable effort in Turkish cinema to come to terms with the military’s intervention in politics and subsequent national trauma. It has resulted in an outpouring of cinematic texts. This book focuses on women and Turkish cinema in the context of gender politics,…

    Paperback – 2014-09-12
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    Routledge Studies in Middle East Film and Media

  • The Art of the Sister Chapel

    Exemplary Women, Visionary Creators, and Feminist Collaboration, 1st Edition

    By Andrew D Hottle

    The Sister Chapel (1974-78) was an important collaborative installation that materialized at the height of the women’s art movement. Conceived as a nonhierarchical, secular commemoration of female role models, The Sister Chapel consisted of an eighteen-foot abstract ceiling that hung above a…

    Hardback – 2014-07-23
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  • The Cult of St Clare of Assisi in Early Modern Italy

    1st Edition

    By Nirit Ben-Aryeh Debby

    Notwithstanding the wealth of material published about St Clare of Assisi (1193-1253) in the context of medieval scholarship, and the wealth of visual material regarding her, there is a dearth of published scholarship concerning her cult in the early modern period. This work examines the…

    Hardback – 2014-06-18
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    Visual Culture in Early Modernity

  • Gender and Humor

    Interdisciplinary and International Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Delia Chiaro, Raffaella Baccolini

    In the mid-seventies, both gender studies and humor studies emerged as new disciplines, with scholars from various fields undertaking research in these areas. The first publications that emerged in the field of gender studies came out of disciplines such as philosophy, history, and literature,…

    Hardback – 2014-05-07
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    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Sexualities, Textualities, Art and Music in Early Modern Italy

    Playing with Boundaries, 1st Edition

    Edited by Melanie L. Marshall, Linda L. Carroll, Katherine A. McIver

    Taking as axiomatic the concept that artistic output does not simply reflect culture but also shapes it, the essays in this interdisciplinary collection take a holistic approach to the cultural fashioning of sexualities, drawing on visual art, theatre, music, and literature, in sacred and secular…

    Hardback – 2014-04-28
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  • The Woman's Film of the 1940s

    Gender, Narrative, and History, 1st Edition

    By Alison L. McKee

    This book explores the relationship among gender, desire, and narrative in 1940s woman’s films which negotiate the terrain between public history and private experience. The woman’s film and other form of cinematic melodrama have often been understood as positioning themselves outside history, and…

    Hardback – 2014-04-24
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    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • Narratives of Gendered Dissent in South Asian Cinemas

    1st Edition

    By Alka Kurian

    This book conducts a post-colonial, gendered investigation of women-centred South Asian films. In these films, the narrative becomes an act of political engagement and a site of feminist struggle: a map that weaves together multiple strands of subjectivity—gender, caste, race, class, religion, and…

    Paperback – 2014-03-19
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    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • Art, Gender and Religious Devotion in Grand Ducal Tuscany

    1st Edition

    By Alice E. Sanger

    Art, Gender and Religious Devotion in Grand Ducal Tuscany focuses on the intersection of the visual and the sacred at the Medici court of the later sixteenth to early seventeenth centuries in relation to issues of gender. Through a series of case studies carefully chosen to highlight key roles…

    Hardback – 2014-01-22
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    Women and Gender in the Early Modern World

  • Lady Gaga and Popular Music

    Performing Gender, Fashion, and Culture, 1st Edition

    Edited by Martin Iddon, Melanie L. Marshall

    This book is a multi-faceted, interdisciplinary examination of the music and figure of Lady Gaga, combining approaches from scholars in cultural studies, art, fashion, and music. It represents one of the first scholarly volumes devoted to Lady Gaga, who has become, over a few short years, central…

    Hardback – 2014-01-14
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    Routledge Studies in Popular Music

  • Picturing the 'Pregnant' Magdalene in Northern Art, 1430-1550

    Addressing and Undressing the Sinner-Saint, 1st Edition

    By Penny Howell Jolly

    Examining innovations in Mary Magdalene imagery in northern art 1430 to 1550, Penny Jolly explores how the saint’s widespread popularity drew upon her ability to embody oppositions and embrace a range of paradoxical roles: sinner-prostitute and saint, erotic seductress and holy prophet. Analyzing…

    Hardback – 2014-01-01
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    Women and Gender in the Early Modern World

  • African American Women in the News

    Gender, Race, and Class in Journalism, 1st Edition

    By Marian Meyers

    African American Women in the News offers the first in-depth examination of the varied representations of Black women in American journalism, from analyses of coverage of domestic abuse and "crack mothers" to exploration of new media coverage of Michelle Obama on Youtube. Marian Meyers interrogates…

    Paperback – 2013-05-24
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