Critical Readings: Media And Gender (Issues In Cultural And Media Studies (Paperback))
Publish Date: 2003-12-01
Author: Cynthia Carter;Linda Steiner
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How is gender constructed in the media?
To what extent do portrayals of gender influence everyday perceptions of ourselves and our actions?
In what ways do the media reinforce and sometimes challenge gender inequalities?
Critical Readings: Media and Gender provides a lively and engaging introduction to the field of media and gender research, drawing from a wide range of important international scholarship. A variety of conceptual and methodological approaches is used to explore subjects such as: entertainment; news; grassroots communication; new media texts; institutions; audiences. Topics include:
Gender identity and television talk shows
Historical portrayals of women in advertising
The sexualization of the popular press
The representation of lesbians on television
The cult of femininity in women's magazines
Images of African American women and Latinas in Hollywood cinema
Sexual violence in the media
Women in popular music
Pornography and masculine power
Women's relationship to the Internet.
This book is ideal for undergraduate courses in cultural and media studies, gender studies, the sociology of the media, mass communication, journalism, communication studies and politics.