The Handbook of Gender, Sex and Media

The Handbook of Gender, Sex and Media

by Karen Ross
     
 

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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
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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.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"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:
9781444338546
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/01/2011
Series:
Handbooks in Communication and Media Series, #18
Pages:
608
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.60(d)

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
“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

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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