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Critical Readings : Media N Gender, Sc - Cynthia Carter

Critical Readings

Media N Gender, Sc

Paperback Published: 1st December 2003
ISBN: 9780335210978
Number Of Pages: 384

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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.

SERIES EDITOR'S FOREWORD

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS FOR READINGS

1. INTRODUCTION TO CRITICAL READINGS: MEDIA AND GENDER
Cynthia Carter and Linda Steiner

2. MAPPING THE CONTESTED TERRAIN OF MEDIA AND GENDER RESEARCH
Cynthia Carter and Linda Steiner

PART I: TEXTS IN CONTEXT

3.From Mrs Happyman to Kissing Chaps Goodbye: Advertising Reconstructs Femininity
Myra Macdonald

4.The Politics of the Smile: 'Soft News' and the Sexualization of the Popular Press
Patricia Holland

5.Murder, Gender, and the Media: Sexualizing Politics and Violence
Saraswati Sunindyo

6.Old Strategies for New Texts: How American Television is Creating and Treating Lesbian Characters
Marguerite Moritz

7.Pretty Tough: The Cult of Femininity in Women's Magazines
Sherrie A. Inness

PART II - (RE)PRODUCING GENDER

8.The Impact of Media Monitoring
Margaret Gallagher

9.The Great Rock and Roll Swindle: The Representation of Women in the British Rock Music Press
Helen Davies

10.Losing Fear: Video and Radio Productions of Native Aymara Women
Carmen Ruiz

11.The Commercialization of Masculinities: From the 'New Man' to the 'New Lad'
John Beynon

12.Women and the Internet: The Natural History of a Research Project
Anne Scott, Lesley Semmens and Lynette Willoughby

PART III - AUDIENCES AND IDENTITIES

13.Knowing Pornography
Robert Jensen

14.Sapphires, Spitfires, Sluts, and Superbitches: Aframericans and Latinas in Contemporary Hollywood Film
Elizabeth Hadley Freydberg

15.Women and Soap Operas: Resistive Readings
Mary Ellen Brown

16.Freud vs Women: The Popularization of Therapy on Daytime Talk Shows
Jane Shattuc

16.What Girls Want: The Intersections of Leisure and Power in Female Computer Game Play
Heather Gilmour

GLOSSARY

MEDIA AND GENDER VIDEO RESOURCES

INDEX

ISBN: 9780335210978
ISBN-10: 033521097X
Series: UK Higher Education OUP Humanities & Social Sciences Media, Film & Cultural Studies
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 1st December 2003
Publisher: Open University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.61
Edition Number: 1

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