Sex Roles (2013) 68:514–516 DOI 10.1007/s11199-012-0230-7 BOOK REVIEW Gender and Popular Culture. By Katie Milestone and Anneke Meyer, Cambridge, UK; Malden, MA, Polity Press, 2012. 242pp. $24.95 (paperback) ISBN-13: 978-0-7456-4394-6 Viv Burr Published online: 19 October 2012 # Springer Science+Business Media New York 2012 Let me say at the outset that I like this book a lot. Although have been expected and actually there is a lot that is, depress- it has a few shortcomings, there is much on the plus side. To ingly, still the same (or different but not better): men are still in begin with, it is very well written, accessible and jargon-free control of popular culture production and women are still without being simplistic. This is of enormous value in a represented within it in terms of damaging identities book which is likely to be a recommended text for students that feminism has long contested. Furthermore, femi- on popular culture, media or gender courses. Illustrative nism itself is now constructed as irrelevant to modern examples and case studies are drawn principally from the women (Faludi 1991). US and UK, with the balance tipped somewhat in favour of In the Introduction, the authors provide the conceptual
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