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Gender and Popular Culture

Identity Constructions and Representations

Editor(s): Kusha Tiwari
Contributors: Anna Halipilias, Bronwyn Williams, Olga Ivashkevich, Karen Gabriel, Shilpi Singh, Rabi Kar, Richard Ravalli,

Book Description

This collection of essays explores contemporary reflections on interactions between gender and culture. The 11 contributions focus on varied dimensions of popular culture that define, interpret, validate, interrogate and rupture gender conventions. There are discussions on how children react to gender expectations and how this reaction is reflected in their activities like drawing and games. There are also investigations of films, female bodybuilding in the USA, transgender identity in Greek and Indian mythology, and women breaking glass ceilings and pioneering social movements in developing countries like India. Specific chapters are devoted to British TV series and Hindi films that address issues related to masculinity. Essays on challenges that women face in the corporate world and the real world of social inequalities, especially in developing countries, give this volume rich thematic diversity. The collection will be of interest to literary critics, film critics, gender studies scholars, and poets.


ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-4055-2
ISBN-10: 1-5275-4055-3
Date of Publication: 01/12/2019
Pages / Size: 164 / A5
Price: £63.99


Kusha Tiwari is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Shyam Lal College of the University of Delhi, India. She received her PhD from Jamia Millia Islamia, India. Her publications include the books Narrative of Liberation: Reading Nadine Gordimer’s Post-apartheid Fiction (2015), Critical Perspectives on Toni Morrison (2018), and Towards a Sustainable Future: Cross-cultural Strategies, Practices and Advancements (2019). Her academic specialties and research interests are postcolonial studies, South African literature, gender and transgender studies, and cross-cultural communication.