Feminist Media Studies / Edition 1

Feminist Media Studies / Edition 1

by Liesbet van Zoonen, Liesbet Van Zoonen, Liesbet Van Zoonen
     
 

Feminists have long recognized the significance of the media as a site for the expression of - or challenges to - existing constructions of gender. In this broad-ranging analysis, Liesbet van Zoonen explores the ways in which feminist theory and research contribute to the fuller understanding of the multiple roles of the media in the construction of gender in

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Overview

Feminists have long recognized the significance of the media as a site for the expression of - or challenges to - existing constructions of gender. In this broad-ranging analysis, Liesbet van Zoonen explores the ways in which feminist theory and research contribute to the fuller understanding of the multiple roles of the media in the construction of gender in contemporary societies.

The text initially outlines some major themes in feminist media studies and the ways in which they offer specific models for understanding the media. The author goes on to examine the key questions posed by a gendered approach within communication and cultural studies. Issues explored include: theories of transmission, representation, constructi

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ISBN-13:
9780803985544
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
07/28/1994
Series:
Media Culture & Society Series, #9
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1Introduction1
2'New' Themes11
3A 'New' Paradigm?29
4Media Production and the Encoding of Gender43
5Media Texts and Gender66
6Spectatorship and the Gaze87
7Gender and Media Reception105
8Research Methods127
9Conclusion148
References156
Index168

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