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‘Being romantic’, agency and the (re)production and (re)negotiation of traditional gender roles.
Romance is a ubiquitous, Western cultural context which is constructed as an important tool for relationship success. However, research by gender scholars on romance as a site for gender enactment has been limited. Therefore, ...
When myth becomes meaning: examining the representation of female character construction in Uzalo: Blood is Forever.
Soap operas have been constructed as a feminine genre displaying the everyday reality of female characters. It has been postulated by seminal scholars (Modleski, 1979/1982; Hobson, 1982; Kuhn, 1984; Brown, 1987) that the ...
The construction of femininity and masculinity in the views of business women in Pietermaritzburg.
Background: Literature on business ownership has focused mainly on the differences between male and female business owners. Other research has concentrated on how female business owners adapt in a field that is perceived ...