Gender and Sexuality
Unit(s) of assessment: Communication, Cultural and Media Studies, Library and Information Management
Research on gender and sexuality is a particular strength of our research unit and plays a key role in the work of The Centre for Inequality, Culture and Difference, the unit’s research centre. Within the broader topic of gender and sexuality, important foci are gender theory, queer theory and politics, feminism and postfeminism, masculinities, gender and migration, transnational sexualities, and neoliberalism and gender. If the unit’s work converges on a broadly social constructionist approach to gender and sexuality and a consistent attention to asymmetries of power, and hidden and more visible oppressions, a range of different methods are applied and different social groups, practices and cultural forms are brought under scrutiny.
Approaches are drawn from critical journalism studies, communication studies, critical discourse analysis, corpus linguistics, discursive psychology, film theory and aesthetics, and visual theory as appropriate. Specific topics investigated include: sexist abuse within on-line journalism; the empowerment of migrant women through new social media; the constructions of gender and sexuality in women’s magazines and on the radio; liberal sexism in post-recessionary culture, especially in popular television; men and shifting understandings of masculinity in relation to work, the body, fatherhood, sexuality and violence.
In line with the unit and Centre’s determination to resist any narrowly western-centred engagement with objects of study, the group is committed to analyse and promote the understanding of cross-cultural variation in constructions of gender.
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- ADAMS, C., 2017. "They go for gender first". Journalism Practice. ISSN 1751-2786
- ADAMS, C., ASHTON, M., LUPTON, H. and POLLACK, H., 2014. Sport is king: an investigation into local media coverage of women's sport in the UK East Midlands. Journal of Gender Studies, 23 (4), pp. 422-439. ISSN 1465-3869
- BAILEY, O.G., 2012. Migrant African women: tales of agency and belonging. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 35 (5), pp. 850-867. ISSN 0141-9870
- ÇAKIRLAR, C., 2017. Transnational pride, global closets and regional formations of screen activism: documentary LGBTQ narratives from Turkey. Critical Arts. ISSN 0256-0046
- ÇAKIRLAR, C., 2016. Mothers on the line: the [maternal] allure of Julianne Moore.[in]Transition: Journal of Videographic Film & Moving Image Studies, 3.1. ISSN 2469-4312
- ÇAKIRLAR, C., 2016. Introduction to queer/ing regions. Gender, Place and Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography, 23 (11), pp. 1615-1618. ISSN 0966-369X
- ÇAKIRLAR, C., 2015. Unsettling the patriot: troubled objects of masculinity and nationalism.In: A. CAMPBELL and S. FARRIER, eds., Queer dramaturgies: international perspectives on where performance leads queer. Oxford: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 81-97. ISBN 9781137411839
- JONES, L., MILLS, S., PATERSON, L.L., TURNER, G. and COFFEY-GLOVER, L., 2017. Identity and naming practices in British marriage and civil partnerships. Gender and Language. ISSN 1747–6321 (Forthcoming)
- PATERSON, L.L., COFFEY-GLOVER, L. and PEPLOW, D., 2016. Negotiating stance within discourses of class: reactions to Benefits Street. Discourse & Society, 27 (2), pp. 195-214.ISSN 0957-9265
- COFFEY-GLOVER, L., 2015. Ideologies of masculinity in women’s magazines: a critical stylistic approach. Gender and Language, 9 (3), pp. 337-364. ISSN 1747–6321
- VAN DER BOM, I., COFFEY-GLOVER, L., JONES, L., MILLS, S. and PATERSON, L.L., 2015. Implicit homophobic argument structure: equal-marriage discourse in The Moral Maze. Journal of Language and Sexuality, 4 (1), pp. 102-137. ISSN 2211-3770
- EDLEY, N., 2017. Men and masculinity: the basics. Abingdon: Routledge. ISBN 9781138790377
- WETHERELL, M. and EDLEY, N., 2014. A discursive psychological framework for analyzing men and masculinities. Psychology of Men & Masculinity, 15 (4), pp. 355-364.ISSN 1524-9220
- EDLEY, N., 2011. Critical discursive psychology and the study of masculinity. In: N. BOZATZIS and T. DRAGONAS, eds., Social psychology: the discursive turn [in Greek]. Athens, Greece: Metaixmio Press, pp. 157-176. ISBN 9789605011628
- GENZ, S., 2016. Baring the recession: sexual sensationalism and gender (a)politics in popular television. In: H. DAVIES and C. O'CALLAGHAN, eds., Gender and austerity in popular culture. London: I.B. Tauris.