The Handbook of Gender, Sex and Media

The Handbook of Gender, Sex and Media

by Karen Ross
     
 

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This volume represents a fundamental change in how we conceptualize the mediation of gender, sex, and sexualities. It brings together a collection of new research that includes, but also extends beyond, comparisons between woman/man, into considerations of more complex and fluid notions of sex and identity. Ranging across a number of different media, including

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This volume represents a fundamental change in how we conceptualize the mediation of gender, sex, and sexualities. It brings together a collection of new research that includes, but also extends beyond, comparisons between woman/man, into considerations of more complex and fluid notions of sex and identity. Ranging across a number of different media, including print, television, and the Internet, this collection explores the ways in which, on the one hand, popular media are complicit in the stereotypical reproduction of sex and gender “norms” and, on the other, the ways in which we are increasingly becoming architects and chroniclers of our differently constituted selves.

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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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118721483
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/09/2013
Series:
Handbooks in Communication and Media Series
Pages:
608
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.30(d)

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“This is a highly exciting and inspiring handbook. Contributors use queer theory and different aspects of feminist and feminist media theory to cover the diverse articulations of gender within nationally specific and generic media contexts. Brilliantly collected and presented.”
- Liesbet van Zoonen, Loughborough University

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