Women and Media / Edition 1

Women and Media / Edition 1

by Carolyn M. Byerly, Karen Ross
     
 

Women and Media is a thoughtful cross-cultural examination of the ways in which women have worked inside and outside mainstream media organizations since the 1970s. The book provides an overview of the key issues and developments in feminist media critiques and interventions over the last 30 years, beginning with the extant literature in this growing field

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Women and Media is a thoughtful cross-cultural examination of the ways in which women have worked inside and outside mainstream media organizations since the 1970s. The book provides an overview of the key issues and developments in feminist media critiques and interventions over the last 30 years, beginning with the extant literature in this growing field and ending with a new study of women’s media activism in 20 nations. The authors recount and analyze the first-hand narratives of nearly 100 women media activists whose work has contributed to the making of a feminist public sphere that has moved women leaders and agendas more forcefully into their societies.

This highly original empirical base, and the Model of Women's Media Action that the authors developed from it, provides a unique account of women’s struggles to improve, create, and otherwise employ media in pushing for social change. The text is written in a concise, engaging style, laying out the central concerns about the women–media relationship as it has operated in a variety of political/critical contexts. It can be used alongside Women and Media: International Perspectives (2004), by the same authors.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405116077
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/15/2006
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface and acknowledgments vi

About the authors ix

1 Introduction 1

Part I Research on women and media: a short history 15

2 Women in/as entertainment 17

3 Images of women in news and magazines 37

4 Women as audience 56

5 Women and production: gender and the political economy of media industries 75

Part II Women, media, and the public sphere: shifting the agenda 97

6 Toward a Model of Women’s Media Action 99

7 First path: politics to media 129

8 Second path: media profession to politics 155

9 Third path: advocate change agent 185

10 Fourth path: women’s media enterprises 208

11 Conclusion 231

Bibliography 240

Appendix: research participants 273

Name index 278

Subject index 284

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