Gender, Race, and Class in Media: A Critical Reader / Edition 4 available in Paperback
From gender issues in Desperate Housewives, to race in Ugly Betty, gender biases in video games, and portrayals of the American family in Extreme Makeover, to analyzes of new genres like fandom and social media - no other book is so successful in engaging students in critical media scholarship. By encouraging students to critically analyze those media they already interact with for pleasure, and by editing the articles, Gail Dines and Jean Humez are able to make sophisticated concepts and theories accessible and interesting to undergraduate students.
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About the Author
Gail Dines is a professor of sociology and women’s studies at Wheelock College in Boston, where she is also chair of the American studies department. She has been researching and writing about the pornography industry for over twenty years. She has written numerous articles on pornography, media images of women, and representations of race in pop culture. Her latest book is PORNLAND: How Pornography has Hijacked our Sexuality. She is a cofounder of the activist group Stop Porn Culture!
Jean M. Humez is a professor emerita of women’s studies at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, where she has taught courses in both women’s studies and American studies and chaired the women’s studies department. She designed and taught an undergraduate women and the media course early in her career, and came to collaborate with Gail Dines through her interest in media text analysis. She has also published books and articles on African American women’s spiritual and secular autobiographies, and on women and gender in Shaker religion. Her most recent book is Harriet Tubman: The Life and the Life Stories.
Table of Contents
PrefaceI. A CULTURAL STUDIES APPROACH TO MEDIA THEORY1. Cultural Studies, Multiculturalism and Media Culture - Douglas Kellner2. The State of Media Ownership and Media Markets: Competition or Concentration and Why Should We Care? - Dwayne Winseck3. The Meaning of Memory: Family, Class and Ethnicity in Early Network TV Programs - George Lipsitz4. Hegemony - James Lull5. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition: An American Fairy Tale. - Gareth Palmer6. Women Read the Romance: The Interaction of Text and Context - Janice Radway7. Star Trek Rerun, Reread, Rewritten: Fan Writing As Textual Poaching - Henry JenkinsII. GENDER, RACE AND CLASS IN MEDIA8. Hetero Barbie? - Mary Rogers9. Sex and the City: Carrie Bradshaw’s Queer Postfeminism - Jane Gerhard10. The Whites of Their Eyes. - Stuart Hall 11. Pornographic eroticism and sexual grotesquerie in representations of African-American Sportswomen - James Mc Kay and Helen Johnson12. What Does Race Have to Do With Ugly Betty: An Analysis of Privilege and Postracial (?) Representation on a Television Sitcom - Jennifer Esposito 13. Ralph, Fred, Archie, Homer and the King of Queens: Why Television Keeps Re-creating the Male Working-class Buffoon - Richard ButschIII. READING TEXTS CRITICALLY14. Television’s ‘New’ Feminism: Prime-time Representations of Women and Victimization - Lisa M. Cuklanz and Sujata Moorti 15. Mother of the Year: Kathy Hilton, Lynne Spears, Dina Lohan and Bad Celebrity Motherhood - Shelley Cobb 16. More than Baby Mamas: Black Mothers and Hip-Hop Feminism - Marlo David Azikwe 17. Political Culture Jamming: The Dissident Humor of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart - Jamie Warner18. Educating The Simpsons: Teaching Queer Representations in Contemporary Visual Media - Gilad Padva19. ‘Sexy Like a Girl and Horny Like a Boy’: Contemporary Gay ‘Western’ Narratives about Gay Asian Men - Chong-suk Han20. When in Rome: Heterosexism, Homophobia, and Sports Talk Radio - David Nylund21. Disability, Gender and Difference on The Sopranos - Kathleen Le Besco IV. ADVERTISING AND CONSUMER CULTURE22. Image-Based Culture - Sut Jhally23. The New Politics of Consumption: Why Americans Want So Much More Than They Need. - Juliet Schor24. Reaching African American Consumers - Barbara Mueller25. Inventing the Cosmo Girl - Laurie Ouellette26. Sex, Lies and Advertising - Gloria Steinem27. Unraveling the Knot: Political Economy and Cultural Hegemony in Wedding Media - Erika Engstrom28. Supersexualize Me! - Rosalind Gill 29. Advertising and the Construction of White Masculinity - Jackson KatzV. REPRESENTING SEXUALITIES30. White Man’s Burden: Gonzo Pornography and the Construction of Black Masculinity - Gail Dines 31. No Money Shot? Commerce, Pornography and New Sex Taste Cultures - Feona Attwood32. “That’s So Fun”: Selling Pornography for Men to Women in The Girls Next Door - Karen Boyle 33. One Night in Paris (Hilton): Wealth, Celebrity and the Politics of Humiliation - Thomas Fahy34. The Pornography of Everyday Life - Jane Caputi35. There Are Bitches and Hoes - Tricia Rose36. Three Faces of Eva: Perpetuation of the Hot-Latina Stereotype in Desperate Housewives - Debra Merskin 37. The Limitations of the Discourse of Norms: Gay Visibility and Degrees of Transgression - Jay Clarkson 38. “This is the Way We Live. . .and Love!”: Feeding on and Still Hungering for Lesbian Representation in The L Word - Marnie PrattVI. GROWING UP WITH CONTEMPORARY MEDIA39. The Future of Childhood in the Global Television Market - Dafna Lemish40. From Tony the Tiger to Slime Lime: The Content of Commercial Images - Juliet Schor41. La Princesa Plastica: Hegemonic and Oppositional Representations of Latinidad in Hispanic Barbie - Karen Goldman42. Monarchs, Monsters and Multiculturalism: Disney’s Menu for Global Hierarchy - Lee Artz43. Constructing the New Ethnicities: Media, Sexuality and Diaspora Identity in the Lives of South Asian Immigrant Girls - Meenakshi Gigi Durham 44. HIV On TV: Conversations with Young Gay Men - Kathleen P. Farrell45. Why Youth (Heart) Social Network Sites: The Role of Networked Publics in Teenage Social Life - Danah Boyd46. Born to Be Wired - Kathryn C. Montgomery47. Video Games and Machine Dreams of Domination - John Sanbonmatsu48. Strategic Simulations and our Past: Bias of Computer Games in Presentation of History - Kevin Schut49. You Play Like a Girl: Cross-Gender Competition and the Uneven Playing Field - Elena BertozziVII. IS TV FOR REAL?50. Marketing ‘Reality’ to the World: Survivor, Post-Fordism and Reality Television - Chris Jordan51. The Political Economy of Amateurism - Andrew Ross52. Critiquing Reality-Based Televisual Black Fatherhood: A Critical Analysis of Run’s House and Snoop Dogg’s Father Hood - Debra C. Smith53. Disciplining the Housewife in Desperate Housewives and Domestic Reality Television - Sharon Sharp54. “Take Responsibility for Yourself”: Judge Judy and the Neoliberal Citizen.” - Laurie Ouellette55. The Anxieties of the Enterprising Self and the Limits of Mind Cure in the Age of Oprah - Janice Peck56. Television and the Domestication of Cosmetic Surgery - Sue Tait57. “Tyra Banks Is Fat”: Reading (Post-Racism and Post-Feminism in the New Millennium - Ralina L. Joseph58. Resisting, Reiterating, and Dancing Through: The Swinging Closet Doors of Ellen De Generes’s Televised Personalities - Candace Moore VIII. INTERACTIVITY, VIRTUAL COMMUNITY AND FANDOM59. Pop Cosmopolitanism: Mapping Cultural Flows in an Age of Convergence - Henry Jenkins60. Reading the Romance of Fan Cultural Production: Music Videos of a Television Lesbian Couple - Eve Ng61. “Don’t Hate the Player, Hate the Game”: The Racialization of Labor in World of Warcraft - Lisa Nakamura62. Sex Lives in Second Life - Robert Alan Brookey and Kristopher L. Cannon63. From Smart Fan to Backyard Wrestler: Performance, Context and Aesthetic Violence - Lawrence B. Mc Bride and S. Elizabeth Bird64. Accidental Activists: Fan Activism in the Soap Opera Community - Melissa C. Scardaville 65. Insiders-Outsiders: Dr. Laura and the Contest for Cultural Authority in LGBT Media Activism - Vincent DoyleAlternative Contents IndexA List of Media Activist OrganizationsGlossaryAuthor IndexSubject IndexAbout the EditorsAbout the Contributors