Feminist Media Studies / Edition 1

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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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A critical introduction to the relations between gender, media, and culture, exploring the ways in which feminist theory and feminist research contribute to better understanding of the multiple roles of the media in the construction of gender in contemporary societies. Outlines themes in feminist media studies, and examines key questions posed by a gendered approach in communication and cultural studies. For undergraduates in communications, cultural, and feminist studies. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803985544
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 7/28/1994
  • Series: Media Culture & Society Series , #9
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Liesbet van Zoonen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Amsterdam.
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Table of Contents

Introduction
'New' Themes
A 'New' Paradigm
Media Production and the Encoding of Gender
Media Texts and Gender
Spectatorship and the Gaze
Gender and Media Reception
Research Methods
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