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
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1442202246

ISBN-13: 9781442202245

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:
9781442202245
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
04/16/2011
Edition description:
2nd Edition
Pages:
310
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 7

1 Class Action in the Media 1

2 Twenty-Four-Karat Gold Frames: Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous 21

3 Gilded Cages: Media Stories of How the Mighty Have Fallen 53

4 Fragile Frames: The Poor and the Homeless 81

5 Tarnished Metal Frames: The Working Class and the Working Poor 121

6 Splintered Wooden Frames: The Middle Class 163

7 Framing Class, Vicarious Living, and Conspicuous Consumption 209

Notes 231

Bibliography 265

Index 289

About the Author 301

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