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Welcome to the Polk State College library guide for portrayal of women research topics. Below you will find suggested ebooks/books and recommended databases. If you need help, click the link for Ask a Librarian.
Heroines of Comic Books and Literature : Portrayals in Popular Culture: Portrayals in Popular Culture by
Publication Date: 2014-03-14
Essays by award-winning contributors that offer a variety of perspectives on the representations of heroines in today's society. Focused on printed media, this collection looks at heroic women depicted in literature, graphic novels, manga, and comic books. Addressing heroines from such sources as the Marvel and DC comic universes, manga, and the Twilight novels, contributors go beyond the account of women as mothers, wives, warriors, goddesses, and damsels in distress.
Cyberbullies, Cyberactivists, Cyberpredators: Film, TV, and Internet Stereotypes: Film, TV, and Internet Stereotypes by
Publication Date: 2016-01-01
Written by an expert in media, popular culture, gender, and sexuality, this book surveys the common archetypes of Internet users-from geeks, nerds, and gamers to hackers, scammers, and predators-and assesses what these stereotypes reveal about our culture's attitudes regarding gender, technology, intimacy, and identity. Considers how the vast majority of the portrayals of Internet user stereotypes are male-and evaluates how these male-dominated roles shape and are shaped by popular attitudes about sexuality, technology, intimacy, and identity.
The Exile of Britney Spears : A Tale of 21st Century Consumption by
Publication Date: 2011-01-01
In Christopher Smit's explanation of the sociological, aesthetic, and political outcomes of this new mediated cannibalism; he offers the idea of exile as a new metaphor for the outcome of popular consumption. By investigating the psychological, personal and social matrix of Britney's rise and fall (and rise again?), he outlines the process of her inevitable exile from global taste and favour. While the book encourages the reader to see Britney's volition within her narrative, it ultimately works to explain the larger practices bound up with our consumption of her life within the malleable context of new media and digital communication.
Call Number: Polk/Winter Haven Circulation (HF5823 .C5977 2008)
Publication Date: 2007-12-14
In the third edition of Provocateur, sociologist Anthony Cortese offers an in-depth critical analysis of modern advertisingperhaps the most powerful cultural and economic institution. Focusing on images of women and minorities, he unravels the ideologies of domination and control in contemporary commerce. The third edition includes updated advertisements and analyses, and Cortese concludes with policy implications for advertising.
The Wrong Prescription for Women by
Call Number: Polk/Lakeland Circulation (RS57 .W76 2015)
Publication Date: 2015-07-14
Addresses popular topics including the "thin ideal," the health realities of weight, cosmetic surgery, birth as a medical emergency, sexual desire and menopause, depression, and mourning. Critiques the "science" and marketing that sees all women's complaints as symptoms, diseases, and dysfunctions requiring medical treatment. Explains how psychological and social factors affect women's health and argues for a more well-founded approach such as using talk therapy first. Will appeal to all adult women who might, or do, question current medical approaches and media promises
Reference Shelf - Revisiting gender by
Call Number: Polk/Lakeland Circulation (HQ1421 .R48 2014)
Publication Date: 2014-04-01
Revisiting Gender examines the changing role of women and men in shaping American life in education, work, and public and private life. Section 4 contains articles on the portrayal of women in the media including: how using sexy female avatars in video games changes women, changing the portrayal of women in the media, and combine equal parts Oprah and Martha.
Academic OneFile The premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles for academic libraries from the world's leading journals, this comprehensive resource covers the physical and social sciences, technology, medicine, engineering, the arts, technology, literature, and many other subjects.
Academic Search Complete Academic Search Complete, designed specifically for academic institutions, is the world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 5,300 full-text periodicals, including 4,400 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 9,300 journals and a total of 10,900 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1865, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format.
Expanded Academic ASAP Resources for research across academic disciplines, offering in-depth coverage of
virtually any concentration — from advertising, psychology and history to microbiology, the humanities and women’s studies.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context The premier online resource covering today’s hottest social issues, from capital punishment to immigration, to marijuana. This cross-curricular research tool supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes. Its informed differing views present each side of an issue, allowing you to draw your own valid conclusions.
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