Feminism, Media, and the Law / Edition 1

Feminism, Media, and the Law / Edition 1

by Martha A. Fineman
     
 

Drawing on legal theory, cultural studies, journalism, political science, sociology, and communications, this book presents a collection of essays that explore how the media represents and constructs gender, law, and feminism. Arranged thematically, these twenty-three articles are the work of distinguished academics and activists. Giving fresh and provocative… See more details below

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Drawing on legal theory, cultural studies, journalism, political science, sociology, and communications, this book presents a collection of essays that explore how the media represents and constructs gender, law, and feminism. Arranged thematically, these twenty-three articles are the work of distinguished academics and activists. Giving fresh and provocative treatments to such complex and topical subjects as hate radio, Anita Hill, popular women's magazines, and the portrayal of women in film and television, Feminism, Media and the Law is required reading for anyone interested in feminism and its relationship to the media.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195096293
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/28/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

Contributors
IPortrayals of Feminism in the Media
1Introduction3
2Media Images/Feminist Issues8
3Hate Radio: Why We Need to Tune In to Limbaugh and Stern22
4The Making of a "Quota Queen": News Media and the Bias of Objectivity27
5The Real Real Anita Hill, or the Making of a Backlash Best-Seller41
6Fear of Feminism: Media Stories of Feminist Victims and Victims of Feminism on College Campuses57
7Glamour Law: Feminism through the Looking Glass of Popular Women's Magazines72
IIFeminism, Law, and Popular Culture
8Introduction87
9The Movie of the Week: Law, Narrativity, and Gender on Prime Time91
10Rape on Soaps: The Legal Angle104
11Pop Justice: TV, Motherhood, and the Law120
12Law and Racial Reelism: Black Women and Celluloid "Legal" Heroines136
13Women on Trial: The Female Lawyer in the Hollywood Courtroom146
IIIEssentializing Gender
14Introduction171
15Law, Cultural Media[tion], and Desire in the Lives of Adolescent Girls177
16The Politics of Surrogacy Narratives193
17"Bad Mothers" and Welfare Reform in Massachusetts: The Case of Claribel Ventura203
18Spectacles of the Strange: Envisioning Violence in the Central Park Jogger Trial217
IVMedia Images of Violence
19Introduction: The Seens and Unseens of Popular Cultural Representation227
20Crime News, Crime Fear, and Women's Everyday Lives235
21Lesbians, Prostitutes, and Murder: Media Constructs Violence Constructs Power249
22Blindfolded: Rape and the Press's Fear of Feminism267
23Race under Construction: The Master Narrative of White Supremacy in the Media Representation of African American/Korean American Conflict273
References291
Table of Cases319

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