Celebrating 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage in the UK – Essential Reading List
Visual Culture

Celebrating 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage in the UK – Essential Reading List

Today marks 100 years since women were granted the vote in Britain. To commemorate this centenary, we’ve put together an essential reading list of I.B.Tauris books covering the evolution of women’s position in British society. Continue reading

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Beyoncé and the problem of the Celebrity as Activist
Author Journal / Kirsty Fairclough-Isaacs / Visual Culture

Beyoncé and the problem of the Celebrity as Activist

In the wake of International Women’s Day 2016, Kirsty Fairclough-Isaacs picks two stand-out moments for celebrity culture and activism over the past year…   As a celebrity studies scholar and one who is interested the representations of famous women in mainstream culture, when International Women’s Day approaches, I find myself reflecting on the past year … Continue reading

Feminist Cinema’s Brave New Worlds
Authors / Sophie Mayer / Visual Culture

Feminist Cinema’s Brave New Worlds

Outside the narrow mainstream, a vibrant contemporary feminist cinema is thriving – and being celebrated – around the world. So why are we not paying enough attention? The headlines didn’t say ‘Iranian Women Conquer America’, but the Sundance success of Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami’s documentary Sonita certainly makes the case. Ghaem Maghami took the Grand Jury … Continue reading