Gendering Popular Culture: Perspectives from Eastern Europe and the West

Editors: Kornelia Slavova, Krassimira Daskalova
Publisher: Polis, Sofia
Content: 287 pages
ISBN: 978-954-796-046-6
Year: 2012

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.

This publication is available at ERSTE Foundation Library.

Florian Bauer

Director Social Finance, Sustainability and Innovation
Since 2023, Florian Bauer has been responsible for social finance, sustainability and social innovation at ERSTE Foundation. Prior to this role, Florian worked in the NGO & Social Entrepreneurship sector for more than 13 years. He led the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), an international multilateral NGO that works to accelerate market-based deployment of renewable energy and energy efficient systems in developing countries, and was Managing Director & COO of the Impact Hub Vienna. From 2020-2023, Florian established strategic alliances with key partners and helped to create innovative semantic technology solutions at Semantic Web Company (SWC), a leading IT company in semantic AI solutions.