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2011

Selected Works

Meenakshi Gigi Durham

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Blood, Lust And Love:Interrogating Gender Violence In The Twilight Phenomenon, Meenakshi Durham Nov 2011

Blood, Lust And Love:Interrogating Gender Violence In The Twilight Phenomenon, Meenakshi Durham

Meenakshi Gigi Durham

This paper interrogates the construction of gender relations in the Twilight books and films, vis-à-vis issues of implicit and overt gender violence. A combination of ideological analysis, semiology, and feminist critique is used to examine the verbal and visual codes at work in these texts. Five dominant themes emerge: (1) the representation of violence as an inherent characteristic of masculinity; (2) the portrayal of male violence as a justifiable by-product of heterosexual relationships; (3) the definition of masculinity in terms of a dualism wherein “good” boys repudiate their own “instinctive” predilection for violence and “bad” boys allow it to go ...


Fantastic Bodies: Girls, Cosmetic Surgeries, And Cartesian, Meenakshi Durham Jul 2011

Fantastic Bodies: Girls, Cosmetic Surgeries, And Cartesian, Meenakshi Durham

Meenakshi Gigi Durham

No abstract provided.


Vicious Assault Shakes Texas Town”: The New York Times’, Meenakshi Durham Jul 2011

Vicious Assault Shakes Texas Town”: The New York Times’, Meenakshi Durham

Meenakshi Gigi Durham

No abstract provided.


Body Matters, Meenakshi Durham Feb 2011

Body Matters, Meenakshi Durham

Meenakshi Gigi Durham

An essay is presented on genderscapes, the physical conditions of women's lives that challenge the notion of a virtual disembodied self in cyberspace as people focus on social networking, tweeting and texting. Hidden beneath cyberscapes are what the author terms genderscapes as more women are reportedly becoming victims of injustice including domestic violence, and women's bodies experiencing real pain. The author discusses materiality in terms of economics, social power and opportunity which lead to corporeality.


Body Matters, Meenakshi Durham Feb 2011

Body Matters, Meenakshi Durham

Meenakshi Gigi Durham

An essay is presented on genderscapes, the physical conditions of women's lives that challenge the notion of a virtual disembodied self in cyberspace as people focus on social networking, tweeting and texting. Hidden beneath cyberscapes are what the author terms genderscapes as more women are reportedly becoming victims of injustice including domestic violence, and women's bodies experiencing real pain. The author discusses materiality in terms of economics, social power and opportunity which lead to corporeality.


Media And Cultural Studies - Keyworks, Meenakshi Durham, Douglas Kellner Dec 2010

Media And Cultural Studies - Keyworks, Meenakshi Durham, Douglas Kellner

Meenakshi Gigi Durham

MA.: Blackwell Inc. [First edition published in 2001.] A revised edition was published in 2006. The new edition is a major revision, with new sections added on social networking and globalization and social movements, several new essays, and a completely rewritten introduction and section overviews.