Culture, media and gender studies round-up

November 8, 2012

Gender Equality in the Welfare State?

Author: Gillian Pascall

Edition: First

Publisher: Policy Press

Pages: 208

Price: £65.00 and £21.99

ISBN: 9781847426659 and 6642

How far have UK governments progressed from post-war assumptions about gender difference with regard to social policy and social practice?

Marshall McLuhan's Mosaic: Probing the Literary Origins of Media Studies

Author: Elena Lamberti

Edition: First

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

Pages: 320

Price: £48.00 and £21.50

ISBN: 9781442640139, 609884 and 661233 (e-book)

The humanistic roots of McLuhan's original "mosaic" form of writing is investigated. The author considers how he saw literature not just as a subject but a "function inseparable from communal existence".

Digital Disruption: Cinema Moves On-line

Editors: Dina Iordanova and Stuart Cunningham

Edition: First

Publisher: St Andrews Film Studies

Pages: 223

Price: £50.00 and £19.99

ISBN: 9780956373090 and 3076

Leading scholars consider how digital distribution and the digitisation of production and exhibition is radically changing the global film circulation industry.

Disasters and the Media

Authors: Mervi Pantti, Karin Wahl-Jorgensen and Simon Cottle

Edition: First

Publisher: Peter Lang

Pages: 235

Price: £90.00 and £24.00

ISBN: 9781433108266 and 8259

The media play a crucial role in communicating and making sense of cataclysmic events whose impact is only increasing in a more globalised world. The authors consider how news media today make disasters culturally meaningful and politically important, drawing on theoretical work and recent examples.

Memory and the Moving Image: French Film in the Digital Era

Author: Isabelle McNeill

Edition: First

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

Pages: 192

Price: £19.99

ISBN: 9780748649426

The author investigates the role of the moving image in cultural memory and weighs the impact of digital technologies on visual culture by drawing on an interdisciplinary range of theoretical resources and an unusual body of films and moving image works.

Transgender 101: A Simple Guide to a Complex Issue

Author: Nicholas Teich

Edition: First

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Pages: 160

Price: £45.00 and £14.00

ISBN: 9780231157124 and 57131

Written by a scholar who is also a member of the transgender community, this resource aims to combine an accessible portrait of transgenderism with a rich history of transgender life and its unique experiences of discrimination. Issues covered include identity disorder/gender dysphoria and the development of the transgender movement.

Moving Data: The iPhone and the Future of Media

Editors: Pelle Snickars and Patrick Vonderau

Edition: First

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Pages: 360

Price: £62.00 and £20.50

ISBN: 9780231157384 and 157391

A collection of original essays by media experts, cultural critics and academics exploring the iPhone as a technological prototype, lifestyle gadget and platform for media creativity, offering both critical and conceptual analysis.

Arab Cultural Studies: Mapping the Field

Editor: Tarik Sabry

Edition: First

Publisher: IB Tauris

Pages: 256

Price: £51.50 and £17.99

ISBN: 9781848855588 and 5595

An interdisciplinary discussion by eminent and emerging scholars about the different facets of Arab cultural studies, including gender, economy, history, epistemology, language, method, politics, literary and cultural criticism, institutionalisation and popular culture and creativity.

Stop the Clocks! Time and Narrative in Cinema

Author: Helen Powell

Edition: First

Publisher: IB Tauris

Pages: 256

Price: £16.99

ISBN: 9781848851757

This sourcebook examines filmmakers' relationship with time, and its visual manipulation and representation from the birth of the medium to the digital present, via films such as Donnie Darko and Pulp Fiction.

Trash or Treasure? Censorship and the Changing Meanings of the Video Nasties

Author: Kate Egan

Edition: First

Publisher: Manchester University Press

Pages: 286

Price: £14.99

ISBN: 9780719072338

Egan studies the fan culture that grew up around video nasties after they were banned in the UK in the 1980s, and later DVD and theatrical re-release of some titles.

Those Girls: Single Women in Sixties and Seventies Popular Culture

Author: Katherine J. Lehman

Edition: First

Publisher: University Press of Kansas

Pages: 280

Price: £26.50

ISBN: 9780700618088

The author shows how controversial female characters in programmes from Wonder Woman to The Mary Tyler Moore Show pitted fears of societal breakdown against the growing momentum of the women's rights movement.

Girlhood: A Global History

Editors: Jennifer Helgren and Colleen A. Vasconcellos

Edition: First

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

Pages: 448

Price: £61.95 and £30.95

ISBN: 9780813547046 and 7053

Scholars examine how age and gender, along with a multitude of other identities, combine to influence life experiences. Spanning 1750 to the present, essays illuminate the continuities and differences in girls' lives across cultures and regions.

Feminist Ethics and Social Policy: Towards a New Global Political Economy of Care

Editors: Rianne Mahon and Fiona Robinson

Edition: First

Publisher: University of British Columbia Press

Pages: 244

Price: £68.50 and £.50

ISBN: 9780774821056 and 1063

This collection links ethics to the social politics of care by revealing the implications of the feminisation of migrant labour. Drawing on innovative theories of gender and race, global justice and neo-colonialism, and care and masculinity, contributors weigh the impact of recent policy developments in Canada, Sweden, South Korea and Japan.

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