'McLaughlin and Carter's collection is certainly a timely source of inspiration, reflection, and insight that may transform the future of feminist media scholarship.' - Suen de Andrade e Silva, European Journal of Women's Studies
Current Perspectives in Feminist Media Studiesby Lisa McLaughlin, Cynthia Carter
Current Perspectives in Feminist Media Studies features contributions written by a diverse group of stellar feminist scholars from around the world. Each contributor has authored a brief, thought-provoking commentary on the current status and future directions of feminist media studies. Although contributors write about numerous, discrete subjects within/em>
Current Perspectives in Feminist Media Studies features contributions written by a diverse group of stellar feminist scholars from around the world. Each contributor has authored a brief, thought-provoking commentary on the current status and future directions of feminist media studies. Although contributors write about numerous, discrete subjects within the field of feminist media studies, their various ideas and concerns can be merged into six broad, overlapping subject areas that allow us to gain a strong sense of the expansive contours of current feminist communication scholarship and activism which the authors have identified as generally illustrative of the field. Specifically, authors encourage feminist media scholars to engage with issues of political economy, new ICTs and cybercultures as well as digital media policy, media and identity, sexuality and sexualisation, and postfeminism. They stress that feminist media scholars must broaden and deepen our theoretical frameworks and methodologies so as to provide a better sense of the conceptual complexities of feminist media studies and empirical realities of contemporary media forms, practices and audiences.
This book was originally published as a special issue of Feminist Media Studies.
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Lisa McLaughlin is an Associate Professor with appointments in Media Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Miami University-Ohio, USA. She has published on transnational feminism, the public sphere, political economy, and women, work, and information technologies. She is co-editor with Cynthia Carter of the journal Feminist Media Studies.
Cynthia Carter is a Senior Lecturer with the Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, Cardiff University, UK. She has published on news and sexual violence, feminist news studies, and children, news and citizenship. She is co-editor with Lisa McLaughlin of the journal Feminist Media Studies.
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