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This anthology of original sources is accompanied by state-of-the-art historiography, and includes an introductory survey providing an accessible overview and analysis of key questions, including the relationship between 'first', 'second' and 'third' wave feminism in Britain.
By Rosie White
Until recently - with the likes of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler achieving dazzling success with 30 Rock and Parks and Recreation - popular entertainment has rarely featured women comedians in leading roles. Can comedy on television harbour elements of gender transgression or subversion? And if a man is permitted...
By Julia Erhart
Analysis of how women directors explore the past from the perspective of the present.
In the last decade, public discussions of transgender issues have increased exponentially. This book explores the recent shifts in the meaning of the gendered body and representation, and explores the possibilities of a non-gendered, gender optional, or gender-hacked future.
Contouring the Nation is the first book which historically explores obesity in Canada from a critical perspective. Deborah McPhail demonstrates how obesity as a problem was affixed to particular populations in order to separate true Canadians from others.
By Jo Stanley
'Never at Sea' was the motto of the Women's Royal Naval Service WRNS in its two-stage life from 1917-1919 and 1939-1994. Yet most of its members - commonly known as Wrens - wanted to serve on the ocean wave. This book considers the history and identity of the Wrens and...
The representation of gender and sexuality is well-explored territory in film studies.