By Cynthia Carter, Linda Steiner
* How is gender built within the media?
* To what volume do portrayals of gender effect daily perceptions of ourselves and our actions?
* In what methods do the media make stronger and infrequently problem gender inequalities?
Critical Readings: Media and Gender provides a full of life and fascinating advent to the sphere of media and gender examine, drawing from quite a lot of very important foreign scholarship. a number of conceptual and methodological ways is used to discover matters corresponding to: leisure; information; grassroots communique; new media texts; associations; audiences. subject matters include:
* Gender identification and tv speak shows
* historic portrayals of ladies in advertising
* The sexualization of the preferred press
* The illustration of lesbians on television
* The cult of femininity in women's magazines
* photos of African American ladies and Latinas in Hollywood cinema
* Sexual violence within the media
* ladies in renowned music
* Pornography and masculine power
* Women's courting to the Internet.
This publication is perfect for undergraduate classes in cultural and media reports, gender reports, the sociology of the media, mass conversation, journalism, communique experiences and politics.
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Extra info for Critical Readings: Media and Gender (Issues in Cultural and Media Studies)
I n each case, the press distinguished between 'good' w o m e n and ' b a d ' . G o o d w o m e n uphold a bourgeois ideology of motherhood - a w o m a n w h o places the desires of her family before her o w n . A ' b a d ' w o m a n is one w h o has T E X T S IN C O N T E X T | sexual desires to w h i c h she yields. T h e i r male attackers, nevertheless, were exclusively portrayed as ' d r i v e n ' to violence to protect their family's h o n our. W h i l e condemned for their violence, each of the m e n w a s portrayed sympathetically.
Alternatively, advertisers have pressured the feminist media to r u n certain kinds of stories, covers and illustrations, often i n w a y s that were inconsistent w i t h the politics of these organizations. In the U S A , certain feminist newspapers, magazines, radio shows and cable television programmers have succeeded, but usually only w h e n they are the brainchild of a n individual w o m a n or because they are produced by relatively non-hierarchical collectives. G l o r i a Steinem (1990), one of the co-founding editors of M s .
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