RELATED RESOURCES

First of all, don't miss the bonus discussions and interviews section which includes extra articles and discussions that don't appear in the book.

Then, see these links to elsewhere on the Web...

Theory.org.uk
The website all about media, gender, and identity

Theory Trading Cards
Gotta catch 'em all

David Gauntlett
About the author, with links to further relevant material

PopCultures.com
Another major resource centre

Reading into magazines
Ross Horsley's site about his research into men's magazines

ArtLab
New ways of exploring people's relationships with popular media


THREE MEN'S MAGAZINES TO CONSIDER...

FHM
The most popular men's magazine in the UK - purely neanderthal, or leading men to think about their place in the world? You decide!
Compare the US and UK sites.

Maxim
The most popular men's magazine in the USA. Similar to the FHM formula.
Compare the US and UK sites.

Men's Health
It's actually the magazine for men that's most like the magazines for women - it's all about looking good and eating well ... and being a good partner.
Compare the US and UK sites.


THREE WOMEN'S MAGAZINES TO CONSIDER...

Cosmopolitan
The popular women's magazine - is it empowering? You decide!
Compare the US and UK sites, and see also CosmoGirl.

Glamour
Another successful women's magazine, with similar mix of confidence, sex, success, and appearances.

O - The Oprah Magazine
Supposedly shunning the emphasis on consumerist beauty ideals, emphasising inner beauty instead. Does it work?


OTHER "ROLE MODELS" LINKS...

Role Models on the Web
Finally something to believe in?

Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Girl power!

Britney Spears and Destiny's Child
Positive role models ...?


THE BATTLE FOR HEARTS AND MINDS...

Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)
Helpfully keeping tabs on positive and negative representations of lesbian, gay and bisexual characters on US television.

The Commercial Closet
'The World's Largest Collection of Gay Advertising'

American Family Association ...and Family Research Council ...and Morality in Media
Terrifying conservative organisations that want less diversity in the media (USA).

Antidote, the Campaign for Emotional Literacy
Aims 'to create an emotionally literate culture, where the facility to handle the complexities of emotional life is as widespread as the capacity to read, write and do arithmetic' (UK).


SELF-HELP... WOULD THESE PEOPLE MAKE YOU HAPPY?

Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus
Surprisingly backwards self-help from John Gray.

If Men Could Talk
Pleasant and sensitive self-help for men from Alon Gratch.

Dr Laura
Strange mix of fiesty, confident self-help advice, and conservative beliefs, from Laura Schlessinger.

Dr Phil
Tough but kinda liberal advice (he's Oprah's best friend) from Phillip C McGraw.


See also the discussions on this mini-site, or go back to the main page.