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GSF 390S.01: Mad Men: Gender, Work and American Culture

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Featured journals

Camera Obscura provides a forum for scholarship and debate on feminism, culture, and media studies and encourages contributions in areas at the conjunctions of gender, race, class, and sexuality with audiovisual culture. website.

Launched in 1994, Gender, Work & Organization was the first journal to provide an arena dedicated to debate and analysis of gender relations, the organization of gender and the gendering of organizations.

Feminist Media Studies offers a unique intellectual space bringing together scholars, professionals and activists from around the world to engage with feminist issues and debates in media and communication.



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MLA International Bibliography - covers topics in literature, folklore, theatre, and other performing arts, including film; includes book chapters, doctoral dissertations, conference proceedings, and other film studies resources.

Communication & Mass Media Complete cover topics in communication, mass media, linguistics, and film studies including the journal Feminist Media Studies (up to 18 months ago; for the most recent articles in this journal search here).

JSTOR - full-text of core scholarly journals from their earliest issues to within a few years of current publication; coverage for recent articles can be found in Project Muse

Film & television literature index with full text - subject coverage includes film & television theory, preservation & restoration, screenwriting, production, cinematography, technical aspects, and reviews including the journal Camera Obscura (up to 1 year ago; for the most recent articles in this journal search here).

International Index to the Performing Arts - covers a broad spectrum of the arts and entertainment industry--including dance, film, television, drama, theater.

America History and Life - search for journal articles covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present; you can limit results to sources about specific decades/time periods.

GenderWatch -  full-text of articles devoted to women's and gender studies.

Contemporary Women's Issues covers global women's issues, including sexuality.

Women's Studies International  ndexes feminist research literature in a wide range of subject areas including: medicine and health, literature, sociology, history, international relations, arts and humanities, business, political science, public policy, education, economics, law, and psychology.

Google Scholar - search across disciplines for peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations; use the GetIt@Duke icon to see if we have access to full text.