The Media and Gender Reader / Edition 1

The Media and Gender Reader / Edition 1

by Cynthia Carter, Linda Steiner
     
 

ISBN-10: 0335210988

ISBN-13: 9780335210985

Pub. Date: 12/01/2003

Publisher: Open University Press

The Media and Gender Reader provides a lively and engaging introduction to the field of critical media and gender research, drawing from a wide menu of exciting and important international scholarship in the field. Featured here is the work of authors studying a wide array of entertainment, news, grassroots and new media texts, institutions and audiences from a…  See more details below

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The Media and Gender Reader provides a lively and engaging introduction to the field of critical media and gender research, drawing from a wide menu of exciting and important international scholarship in the field. Featured here is the work of authors studying a wide array of entertainment, news, grassroots and new media texts, institutions and audiences from a diverse range of conceptual and methodological approaches. The topics featured include, among others, gender identity and television talk shows, the commercialisation of masculinity, historical portrayals of women in advertising, representing lesbians on television, the cult of femininity in women's magazines, gender and media violence, the sexualisation of the popular press, racist sexual stereotyping in Hollywood cinema, women in popular music, media production and the empowerment of women, soap opera audiences, girl gamers, the impact of media monitoring, pornography and masculine power, and women's historical relationship to the Internet. It will have international appeal to readers in the Humanities and Social Sciences, especially in Mass Communication, Communication Studies, Media Studies, Cultural Studies, Women's Studies, Gender Studies, Journalism Studies, and Sociology.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780335210985
Publisher:
Open University Press
Publication date:
12/01/2003
Pages:
366
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Series editor's foreword
Acknowledgements
The contested terrain of media and gender
editors' introduction

Part one: Gendered texts in context

Readings 1-5

Part two: (Re)Producing gender

Readings 6-10

Part three: Gendered audiences and identities

Readings 11-15
Index.

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