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Media, Gender and Identity: An Introduction

Media, Gender and Identity: An Introduction
Author: David Gauntlett
ISBN 13: 9780415396615
ISBN 10: 415396611
Edition: 2
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 2008-04-13
Format: Paperback
Pages: 336
List Price: $42.95

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:

  • a comparison of gender representations in the past and today, from James Bond to Ugly Betty

  • an introduction to key theorists such as Judith Butler, Anthony Giddens and Michel Foucault

  • an outline of creative approaches, where identities are explored with video, drawing, or Lego bricks

  • a Companion Website with extra articles, interviews and selected links, at: www.theoryhead.com.

Angela McRobbie

...an exuberant account of the changing landscape of popular media and culture. David Gauntlett shows how gender politics are reinvented for popular consumption, in ways which illustrate the media alert to its own critics but also influenced by new ways of thinking and effected by the introduction of new constraints.