Gender in the Mirror

Cultural Imagery and Women's Agency

Author: Diana T. Meyers

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195140408

Category: Philosophy

Page: 231

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In patriarchal cultures, people internalize cultural gender imagery that enshrines procreative heterosexuality and relations of domination and subordination between men and women. Once internalized, i.e. embedded in people's cognitive and emotional infrastructure, this imagery shapes, though it does not determine individual identity.

Gender in the Mirror

Cultural Imagery & Women's Agency

Author: Diana Tietjens Meyers

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190208333

Category: Philosophy

Page: 248

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Harmful, culturally prevalent imagery of feminine sexuality, beauty, and motherhood constrains women's self-determination. Gender in the Mirror proposes alternative imagery of feminine sexuality, beauty, and motherhood and advances an account of feminist discursive politics that takes on the challenge of neutralizing patriarchal imagery.

The monster in the mirror

gender and the sentimental/gothic myth in Frankenstein

Author: Mary K. Patterson Thornburg

Publisher: Umi Research Pr


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 154

View: 6392


The Medial Mirror - Female Representations in Men’s and Women’s Magazines

Author: Tonia Fondermann

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638224171

Category: Social Science

Page: 27

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Seminar paper from the year 2002 in the subject Sociology - Gender Studies, grade: 1,7 (A-), Ruhr-University of Bochum (Sociology), course: Feminist Theory, 14 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Images of femininity and masculinity are always present in every-day-life. Mass-media supports the gender-specific perception and forms the examples with which we are supposed to be conform. This contributes to the maintenance of stereotypic believes about men and women in our society. When we talk about images of women (or men) we mean all the little things that are connected with the notion “woman” (or “man”). We know what a woman is and how she should look and behave to belong to that category. Society has certain expectations towards the sexes. Often these expectations towards men and women are contrary to each other (e.g. man strong, woman weak). Every human being in the western societies is defined either as male or female. Irene Dölling (1993, pp. 23-24) calls these socially formed images collective and cultural patterns of perception and interpretation. Several questions are of interest for this analysis of medial representations of women: How are women represented? Do they correspond to the beauty norm? Are woman mostly connoted with sexuality? And, in order to have a comparative object, I will look at men’s representation in the media. I will deal with the following questions: How are men represented in comparison to women? Are gender roles still so stereotypic and rigidly divided, or have they become on both sides more fluent? Supposing now in advance that media still uses traditional stereotypes, I want to find explanation why this is so. Who profits from presenting women according to the cliché? Why is it so difficult to change the medial image of women, and why are women still “in the kitchen” after over two centuries of feminism?

Moving Reflections

Gender, Faith and Aesthetics in the Work of Angela Figuera Aymerich

Author: Jo Evans

Publisher: Tamesis Books

ISBN: 9781855660465

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 162

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Volume exploring the important but neglected Spanish female poet Angela Figuera Aymerich.

Musicology and Difference

Gender and Sexuality in Music Scholarship

Author: Ruth A. Solie

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520201460

Category: Music

Page: 355

View: 3498


Collection of essays addressing Western and non-Western music, exploring questions of gender and sexuality

Sport in Europe

Politics, Class, Gender

Author: J A Mangan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135261385

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 280

View: 3132


This book examines the cultural, social, political, economic and aesthetic history of Sport in Europe. As sport has grown, progressively replacing religion, in its power to excite passion, provide emotional escape, offer fraternal (and increasingly sororital) bonding, it has become an inescapable reality linking public environment with intimate experience and thus offers the historian an opportunity to inspect and attempt to grasp all the dimensions of the recent past and their relative share in individual and collective experience. This collection considers the evolution of modern sport in Europe and examines its relationshop with politics, gender and class.

Men in the Mirror

Men's Fashion, Masculinity, and Consumer Society

Author: Tim Edwards

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474287344

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

View: 8093


In recent decades, the myth of fashionable women and sartorially challenged men has been overturned not least through the proliferation of men's style magazines such as GQ and the emergence of masculinity as a marketing tool. In this engaging book, Edwards applies a sociological approach to our understanding of men's fashion, which he argues is significant in the nexus of masculinity and society, past and present, rather than a narrow artistic or aesthetic interest. Rejecting an essentialist or 'natural' origin, Edwards explores how masculinity and men's fashion are constructed, particularly in relation to consumer society. It is the growing commodification and aestheticism of everyday life, alongside developments in marketing and advertising, that Edwards identifies as the catalyst in the emergence of men's fashion, rather than an abstract 'crisis of masculinity' or 'new man' identity. Concurrently, in the 1980s, changes in demography, economics and ideology gave certain men greater freedom and spending power than ever before. Edwards investigates how these men, clearly distinguished by age, class and sexual orientation, were seduced by advertisers with sexualised images of suited city gents and body-beautiful boys in Levis, and how the resultant process of consumption was facilitated through developments in the practice of shopping itself, such as easy access to credit. He examines the influence of the advertisers' message in creating a hierarchy of masculinity in which some men are valorised and others are denigrated. Starting with a historical review of men's fashion and a discussion of its importance and meanings, Edwards goes on to analyse the contemporary marketing of menswear and masculinity in advertising and in the media, and considers the politics of fashion for men in terms of gender, class, race and sexuality.

Masculinity, Gender and Identity in the English Renaissance Lyric

Author: Catherine Bates

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139468952

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

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In early modern lyric poetry, the male poet or lover often appears not as powerful and masterly but rather as broken, abject, and feminine. Catherine Bates examines the cultural and literary strategies behind this representation and uncovers radically alternative models of masculinity in the lyric tradition of the Renaissance. Focusing on Sidney, Ralegh, Shakespeare, and Donne, she offers astute readings of a wide range of texts – a sonnet sequence, a blazon, an elegy, a complaint, and an epistle. She shows how existing critical approaches have too much invested in the figure of the authoritative male writer to be able to do justice to the truly radical nature of these alternative masculinities. Taking direction from psychoanalytic theories of gender formation, Bates develops critical strategies that make it possible to understand and appreciate what is genuinely revolutionary about these texts and about the English Renaissance lyric tradition at large.

Doing Gender in Media, Art and Culture

Author: Rosemarie Buikema,Liedeke Plate,Kathrin Thiele

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134006403

Category: Social Science

Page: 292

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Doing Gender in Media, Art and Culture is an introductory text for students specialising in gender studies. The truly interdisciplinary and intergenerational approach bridges the gap between humanities and the social sciences, and it showcases the academic and social context in which gender studies has evolved. Complex contemporary phenomena such as globalisation, neo-liberalism and 'fundamentalism' are addressed that stir up new questions relevant to the study of culture. This vibrant and wide-ranging collection of essays is essential reading for anyone in need of an accessible but sophisticated guide to the very latest issues and concepts within gender studies. 'Doing Gender in Media, Art, and Culture' is an indispensable introduction to third wave feminism and contemporary gender studies. It is international in scope, multidisciplinary in method, and transmedial in coverage. It shows how far feminist theory has come since Simone de Beauvoir's Second Sex and marks out clearly how much still needs to be done.'........Hayden White, Professor of Historical Studies, Emeritus, University of California, and Professor of Comparative Literature, Stanford University, US

Gender and Romance in Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales"

Author: Susan Crane

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400863759

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 242

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In this fresh look at Chaucer's relation to English and French romances of the late Middle Ages, Crane shows that Chaucer's depictions of masculinity and femininity constitute an extensive and sympathetic response to the genre. For Chaucer, she proposes, gender is the defining concern of romance. As the foundational narratives of courtship, romances participate in the late medieval elaboration of new meanings around heterosexual identity. Crane draws on feminist and genre theory to argue that Chaucer's profound interest in the cultural construction of masculinity and femininity arises in large part from his experience of romance. In depicting the maturation of young women and men, romances stage an ideology of identity that is based in gender difference. Less obviously gendered concerns of romance--social hierarchy, magic, and adventure--are also involved in expressing femininity and masculinity. The genders prove to be not simply binary opposites but overlapping and shifting coreferents. Precarious social standing can carry a feminine taint; women's adventures recall but also contradict those of men. This lively study reveals that Chaucer's redeployments of romance are particularly sensitive to the crucial place gender holds in the genre. Originally published in 1994. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

The Stage as Mirror

Civic Theatre in Late Medieval Europe

Author: Alan E. Knight

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9780859914222

Category: History

Page: 216

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Aspects of medieval theatre examined for reflection of contemporary life.

Sibling Relations and Gender in the Early Modern World

Sisters, Brothers and Others

Author: Naomi J. Miller,Naomi Yavneh

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754640103

Category: History

Page: 238

View: 5126


Focusing attention on the neglected area of relations between brothers and sisters during the early modern period, this volume explores the sibling dynamics that shaped family relations in Italy, England, France, Spain, and Germany. Using an array of feminist and cultural studies approaches, prominent scholars consider sibling ties from a range of interdisciplinary perspectives - including art history, musicology, literary studies, and social history - to articulate underlying paradigms according to which sibling relations were constructed.

Mirror, Mirror

Wen siehst du?

Author: Cara Delevingne

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104906440

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 6877


Der erste Roman von Supermodel, Schauspielerin und Social-Media-Star Cara Delevingne – eine Coming-of-Age-Story über Freundschaft und Identität, in der nichts so ist, wie es scheint. FREUND. LOVER. OPFER. VERRÄTER. WEN SIEHST DU, WENN DU IN DEN SPIEGEL SCHAUST? Red, Leo, Rose und Naomi sind Außenseiter an ihrer Londoner Schule - die einen sicheren Hafen in ihrer Band gefunden haben. Ihr Leben ist alles andere als perfekt, aber ihre Musik verbindet sie, und sie sind gespannt, was die Zukunft für die Band Mirror, Mirror bereit hält. Doch dann verschwindet Naomi und wird später bewusstlos aus der Themse gezogen. Ihre Freunde sind erschüttert und verwirrt. War es ein Unfall – oder ein missglückter Selbstmordversuch, wie die Polizei glaubt? Wenn sie Probleme hatte, warum hat sie ihnen nichts davon gesagt? Wie gut kennen sie ihre Bassistin eigentlich – und einander? Um zu verstehen, was mit Naomi passiert ist, müssen Red, Leo und Rose sich schließlich ihren eigenen dunklen Geheimnisse stellen und das, was sie fühlen, mit dem, was sie der Außenwelt zeigen, in Einklang bringen.

Barriers Between Women

Author: P.J. Caplan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401172749

Category: Social Science

Page: 149

View: 2002


This book is an exploration of some of the psychological and so cial-psychological factors that have created barriers between women. Particular attention is paid to the daughter-mother relationship. The content is based on psychotherapy material, test results and conversations with patients and non-patients across a wide age span. I acquired the material in my various roles as a clinician, researcher and theorist-and, always, as a woman, with whatever special biases and special understandings that might involve. Because much of the book deals with the development of wom en's difficulties in relationships with other women, the emphasis will often be on how the growing daughter feels in her relationship with her mother. The mother's feelings will be discussed very little for two reasons: to limit the scope of this book and because much of what applies to the daughter also applies to the mother. It is often due to her own experiences as a daughter that the mother encounters difficulty in rearing her own daughter or feeling com fortable about her ability to do so. But it is important for the reader to keep in mind throughout the book that child-rearing is a frighten ing, difficult task at least part of the time for virtually every mother. In any long-term relationship, one begins to experience one's own needs, and it is simply human to wish that the other person in the relationship (even an infant or young child) would meet those needs.

The Routledge Reader in Gender and Performance

Author: Lizbeth Goodman,Jane de Gay

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134707592

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 360

View: 9014


The Routledge Reader in Gender and Performance presents the most influential and widely-known, critical work on gender and performing arts, together with exciting and provocative new writings. It provides systematically arranged articles to guide the reader from topic to topic, and specially linked articles by scholars and teachers to explain key issues and put the extracts in context. This comprehensive volume: * reviews women's contributions to theatre history * includes contributions from many of the top academics in this discipline * examines how theatre has represented women over the centuries * introduces readers to major theoretical approaches and more complex questions about gender, the body and cross-dressing * offers an international perspective, including material from post-apartheid South Africa and post-communist Russia.

Gender, Migration and Domestic Service

Author: Janet Henshall Momsen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134655657

Category: Science

Page: 328

View: 9042


This book examines a wide range of migration patterns which have arisen, and exposes the tensions and difficulties including: * legal and empowerment issues * cultural and language diversities and barriers * the impact of live-in employment. The book features case studies taken from Europe, South and North America, the Caribbean, Asia, and Africa and uses original fieldwork using quantitative and qualitative methods.