Gender & Pop Culture

A Text-Reader

  • Adrienne Trier-Bieniek
  • Patricia Leavy

Part of the Teaching Gender book series (GEND)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Patricia Leavy, Adrienne Trier-Bieniek
    Pages 1-25
  3. Scott Richardson
    Pages 27-52
  4. Patricia Arend
    Pages 53-79
  5. Adrienne Trier-Bieniek, Amanda Pullum
    Pages 81-102
  6. Jenn Brandt
    Pages 103-120
  7. Adam J. Greteman, Kevin J. Burke
    Pages 121-149
  8. Emily A. Roper, Katherine M. Polasek
    Pages 151-173
  9. Cindy Royal
    Pages 175-189
  10. Adrienne Trier-Bieniek, Patricia Leavy
    Pages 191-198
  11. Adrienne Trier-Bieniek, Patricia Leavy
    Pages 199-202
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 203-208

About this book


Gender & Pop Culture provides a foundation for the study of gender, pop culture and media. This comprehensive, interdisciplinary text provides text-book style introductory and concluding chapters written by the editors, seven original contributor chapters on key topics and written in a variety of writing styles, discussion questions, additional resources and more. Coverage includes:
- Foundations for studying gender & pop culture (history, theory, methods, key concepts)
- Contributor chapters on media and children, advertising, music, television, film, sports, and technology
- Ideas for activism and putting this book to use beyond the classroom
- Pedagogical Features
- Suggestions for further readings on topics covered and international studies of gender and pop culture

Gender & Pop Culture was designed with students in mind, to promote reflection and lively discussion. With features found in both textbooks and anthologies, this sleek book can serve as primary or supplemental reading in undergraduate courses across the disciplines that deal with gender, pop culture or media studies.
“An important addition to the fields of gender and media studies, this excellent compilation will be useful to students and teachers in a wide range of disciplines. The research is solid, the examples from popular culture are current and interesting, and the conclusions are original and illuminating. It is certain to stimulate self-reflection and lively discussion.”
Jean Kilbourne, Ed.D., author, feminist activist and creator of the Killing Us Softly:Advertising’s Image of Women film series
“An ideal teaching tool: the introduction is intellectually robust and orients the reader towards a productive engagement with the chapters; the contributions themselves are diverse and broad in terms of the subject matter covered; and the conclusion helps students take what they have learnt beyond the classroom. I can’t wait to make use of it.”
Sut Jhally, Professor of Communication, University of Massachusetts at Amherst,Founder & Executive Director, Media Education Foundation
Adrienne Trier-Bieniek, Ph.D. is currently an assistant professor of sociology at Valencia College in Orlando, Florida. Her first book, Sing Us a Song, Piano Woman: Female Fans and the Music of Tori Amos (Scarecrow, 2013) addresses the ways women use music to heal after experiencing trauma.
Patricia Leavy, Ph.D. is an internationally known scholar and best-selling author, formerly associate professor of sociology and the founding director of gender studies at Stonehill College. She is the author of the acclaimed novels American Circumstance and Low-Fat Love and has published a dozen nonfiction books including Method Meets Art: Arts-Based Research Practice.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Adrienne Trier-Bieniek
    • 1
  • Patricia Leavy
  1. 1.Valencia CollegeOrlandoUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information SensePublishers-Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2014
  • Publisher Name SensePublishers, Rotterdam
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Online ISBN 978-94-6209-575-5
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