Framing Class: Media Representations of Wealth and Poverty in America / Edition 2 by Diana Kendall | 9781442202238 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Framing Class: Media Representations of Wealth and Poverty in America / Edition 2

Framing Class: Media Representations of Wealth and Poverty in America / Edition 2

by Diana Kendall
     
 

ISBN-10: 1442202238

ISBN-13: 9781442202238

Pub. Date: 04/16/2011

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Framing Class explores how the media, including television, film, and news, depict wealth and poverty in the United States. Fully updated and revised throughout, the second edition of this groundbreaking book now includes discussions of new media, updated media sources, and provocative new examples from movies and television, such as The Real Housewives series and

Overview

Framing Class explores how the media, including television, film, and news, depict wealth and poverty in the United States. Fully updated and revised throughout, the second edition of this groundbreaking book now includes discussions of new media, updated media sources, and provocative new examples from movies and television, such as The Real Housewives series and media portrayals of the new poor and corporate executives in the recent recession. The book introduces the concepts of class and media framing to students and analyzes how the media portray various social classes, from the elite to the very poor. Its accessible writing and powerful examples make it an ideal text or supplement for courses in sociology, American studies, and communications.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442202238
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
04/16/2011
Edition description:
2nd Edition
Pages:
310
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Chapter 1: Class Action in the Media
Chapter 2: Twenty-four-Karat Gold Frames: Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous
Chapter 3: Gilded Cages: Media Stories of How the Mighty Have Fallen
Chapter 4: Fragile Frames: The Poor and Homeless
Chapter 5: Tarnished Metal Frames: The Working Class and the Working Poor
Chapter 6: Splintered Wooden Frames: The Middle Class
Chapter 7: Framing Class, Vicarious Living, and Conspicuous Consumption
Notes
Bibliography
Index
About the Authors

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