“Gendering Popular Culture: Perspectives from Eastern Europe and the West” is a useful guide to understanding the meanings and contradictory effects of popular culture and gender today. The texts in this collection reveal how popular culture is a dynamic terrain where gender norms and identities are simultaneously produced and contested. The authors explore such contemporary issues as the role of pop music during the Cold War and the post-socialist transition, representations of procreation in Hollywood science fiction, the visibility of women film-makers, the rise of domestic femininity in the post-communist world and the retreatist scenarios for women in the USA, as well as changing models of masculinity.
This course-reader is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students of cultural studies, gender studies, media studies, communication studies, sociology and other related subjects.
This book has been produced within the scope of PATTERNS Lectures.