The Handbook of Gender, Sex and Media

Overview

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...
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Overview

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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Editorial Reviews

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"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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118721483
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/9/2013
  • Series: Handbooks in Communication and Media Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 608
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Karen Ross is Professor of Media and Public Communication at the University of Liverpool. She has written extensively on the relationships between women and media and between the media and the public. Her recent publications include Women and Media: International Perspectives (with Carolyn Byerly, Wiley-Blackwell, 2004), Women and Media: A Critical Introduction (with Carolyn Byerly, Wiley-Blackwell, 2006), 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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Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors.

Editor’s Introduction.

Part 1: Mediated Women.

1. The geography of women and media scholarship (Carolyn Byerly).

2. Chilean Women in Changing Times: Media Images and Social Understandings (Claudia Bucciferro).

3. The Girls of Parliament: A Historical Analysis of the Press Coverage of Female Politicians in Bulgaria (Elza Ibrosheva and Maria Stover).

4. Gossip Blogs and “Baby Bumps:” The New Visual Spectacle of Female Celebrity in Gossip Media (Erin Meyers).

5. Fanfiction and webnovelas: the digital reading and writing of Brazilian adolescent girls (Ilana Eleá).

6. Virtually blonde: Blonde jokes in the global age and post-feminist discourse (Limor Shifman and Dafna Lemish).

Part 2: Rugged masculinity and other fables.

7. Men, Masculinitie and the Cave Man (Jeffery P. Dennis).

8. Rhetorical Masculinity: authoritative utterance and the male protagonist (Stuart Price).

9. Conan the Blueprint: The construction of masculine prototypes in genre films (Guido Ipsen).

10. Save The Cheerleader, Save the Males: Resurgent Protective Paternalism in Popular Film and Television After 9/11 (Sarah Godfrey and Hannah Hamad).

11. Fucking Vito: Masculinity and Sexuality in The Sopranos (Lynne Hibberd).

12. Studio5ive.Com: Selling Cosmetics To Men And Reconstructing Masculine Identity (Claire Harrison).

Part 3: Queering the pitch.

13. No Hard Feelings: Reflexivity and Queer Affect in the New Media Landscape (Katherine Sender).

14. The L Word: Producing Identities Through Irony (Julie Scanlon).

15. Andro-phobia?: When Gender Queer Is too Queer For L-Word Audiences (Rebecca Kern).

16. Questioning queer audiences: Exploring diversity in lesbian and gay men’s media uses and readings (Alexander Dhoest and Nele Simons).

17. ‘In Touch’ With the Female Body: Cinema, Sport and Lesbian Representability (Katharina Lindner).

18. Why Doesn’t Your Compass Work?: Pirates of the Caribbean, Fantasy Blockbusters and Contemporary Queer Theory (Martin Fradley).

19. Raised Voices: Homophobic Abuse as a Catalyst for Coming Out in US Teen Television Drama Series (Susan Berridge).

20. Transmen On The Web: Inscribing Multiple Discourses (Matthew Heinz).

21. Transgendered Saints and Harlots: reproduction of popular Brazilian transgender stereotypes through performance on stage, screen and in everyday life (Johannes Sjöberg).

Part 4: Women, men and gender.

22. Sex/Gender and the Media: From Sex Roles to Social Construction and Beyond (Cynthia Carter).

23. Colin won’t drink out of a pink cup (Barbara Mitra and Jenny Lewin-Jones).

24. Postfeminism Meets Hegemonic Masculinities: Young People Read The ‘Knowing Wink’ In Advertising (Sue Abel).

25. Communication As Commodification: Video Technology and the Gendered Gaze (Corinna Chong, Heather Molyneaux and Hélène Fournier).

26. Dutch-Moroccan girls performing their selves in Instant Messaging spaces (Koen Leurs and Sandra Ponzanesi).

Part 5: All about sex

27. Sex and the Media (Feona Attwood).

28. Deliciously Consumable: the Uses and Abuses of Irony in ‘Sex-Trafficking’ Campaign Films (Jane Arthurs).

29. The Sex Inspectors: Self-help, Makeover and Mediated Sex (Laura Harvey and Rosalind Gill).

30. Enacting bodies: online dating and new media practices (Begonya Enguix and Elisenda Ardévol).

31. Gender and sexuality in the Internet era (Panayiota Tsatsou).

32. Gay for Pay: The Internet and The Economics of Homosexual Desire (John Mercer).

Acknowledgments.

Index.

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