"For instructors looking to expand their students’ knowledge of sexuality and gender beyond simple categorical and inflexible definitions, The Handbook of Gender, Sex, and the Media, edited by Karen Ross, is a gift made even more attractive in that the concepts are explored within the context of many students’ favorite topic: media. Additionally, this volume is a treasure for researchers and theorists looking for a current and diverse collection of original research within this body of knowledge. Key strengths of the text include the clarity of the overall organization, the appealing and thoughtful overview chapters at the beginning of each section, and the diversity of theoretical and methodological approaches utilized by the authors." (Sex Roles, 1 February 2013)
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- Brings together a collection of new, cutting-edge research exploring a number of different
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The Handbook of Gender, Sex and Media offers original insights into the complex set of relations which exist between gender, sex, sexualities and the media, and in doing so, showcases new research at the forefront of media and communication practice and theory.
- Brings together a collection of new, cutting-edge research exploring a number of different facets of the broad relationship between gender and media
- Moves beyond associating gender with man/woman and instead considers the relationship between the construction of gender norms, biological sex and the mediation of sex and sexuality
- Offers genuinely new insights into the complicated and complex set of relations which exist between gender, sex, sexualities and the media
- Essay topics range from the continuing sexism of TV advertising to ways in which the internet is facilitating the (re)invention of our sexual selves.
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Meet the Author
Karen Ross is Professor of Media and Public Communication at the University of Liverpool. Her recent publications include Rethinking Media Education: Critical Pedagogy and Identity Politics (edited with Anita Nowak and Sue Abel, 2007), Gendered Media (2009), and The Media and the Public (with Stephen Coleman, Wiley Blackwell, 2010). She is the founding editor of the ICA/Wiley Blackwell journal Communication, Culture&Critique.
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