A collection of essays that presents feminist scholarship which makes use of the stories of feminist heroines. It is suitable for students specializing in gender studies.
"Doing Gender in Media, Art, and Culture" is an introductory text for students specialising in gender studies The truly interdisciplinary and intergenerational approach bridges the gap between humanities and the social sciences, and it showcases the academic and social context in which gender studies has evolved. Complex contemporary phenomena such as globalisation, neo-liberalism and 'fundamentalism' are addressed that stir up new questions relevant to the study of culture. This vibrant and wide-ranging collection of essays is essential reading for anyone in need of an accessible but sophisticated guide to the very latest issues and concepts within women studies. 'Expanding the trope of the warrior woman to bring Peter Pan into contiguity with Simone de Beauvoir, Sophocles' "Antigone" with border poet and theorist Gloria Anzaldua, the early Christian martyr Dympna with rock star Madonna, this volume offers a rousing introduction to Women's Studies.; Not since Judy Chicago's epic installation, 'The Dinner Party' has such a powerfully thought-provoking group (including historical figures Sarah Bartmann, Phoolan Devi, and Florence Nightengale as well as Mary Magdelene and virtual heroine Lara Croft) been assembled in the same space, sparking new lines of thought, while richly acknowledging women's intellectual and spiritual histories' - Prof. Marguerite Waller, University of California, Riverside.
Introduction Rosemarie Buikema and Iris van der Tuin Part 1: Debates 1. The Arena of Feminism: Simone de Beauvoir and the History of Feminism Iris van der Tuin 2. The Arena of the Body: The Cyborg and Feminist Views on Biology Cecilia A...sberg 3. The Arena of Knowledge: Antigone and Feminist Standpoint Thinking Sarah Bracke and Maria Puig de la Bellacasa 4. The Arena of Disciplines: Gloria Anzaldua and Interdisciplinarity Gloria Wekker 5. The Arena of Imaginings: Sarah Bartmann and the Ethics of Representation Rosemarie Buikema 6. The Arena of the Colony: Phoolan Devi and Postcolonial Critique Sandra Ponzanesi 7. The Arena of Sexuality: the Tomboy and Queer Studies renee c. hoogland Part 2: Disciplines 8. The Crucifixion of Madonna and the Woman's Body in Feminist Theology Anne-Marie de Korte 9. The Rising of Mary Magdalene in Feminist Art History Ann-Sophie Lehman 10. Cindy Sherman Confronting Feminism and (Fashion) Photography Marta Zarzycka 11. The 11. Peter Pan's Gender and Feminist Theatre Studies Maaike Bleeker 12. Lara Croft, Kill Bill and the Battle for Theory in Feminist Film Studies Anneke Smelik 13. Hacking Barbie in Feminist New Media Studies, Marianne van den Boomen 14. Gender, history and the Politics of Florence Nightingale Geertje Mak and Berteke Waaldijk 15. Helene Swarth and the Construction of Masculinity in Literary Criticism Maaike Meijer Part 3: Food for Thought 16. Dympna and the Figuration of the Woman Warrior Rosi Braidotti