Media and Gender
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Critical Readings by Cynthia Carter
Book DescriptionHow 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; and, 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; and, 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780335210978
(90mm x 60mm x 8mm)
Imprint: Open University Press
Publisher: Open University Press
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Cynthia Carter
Critical Readings: Violence and the Media, Paperback (April 2006)
The relationship between media representations and real acts of violence is one of the most contentious and hotly debated issue. This book brings together a selection of highly influential readings that have helped to shape this area of research. It includes key investigations of how, and with what implications, do the media portray violence.
News, Gender and Power, Hardback (September 1998)» View all books by Cynthia Carter
Addresses the pressing questions of how gender shapes the forms, practice, institutions and audiences of journalism, and explores the multiple interconnections between news, gender and power.
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Author Biography - Cynthia Carter
Cynthia Carter is Lecturer in Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies at Cardiff University, UK. Her previous books include Violence and the Media (Open University Press, 2003), Environmental Risks and the Media (2000) and News, Gender and Power (1998). She is co-editor of the journal Feminist Media Studies . Linda Steiner is Associate Professor in Journalism and Media Studies at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA. She is editor of Critical Studies in Media Communication , serves on six journal editorial boards, and has written 30 journal articles and book chapters on feminist media, mediaethics, and journalism history. She is co-author of the forthcoming book The History of Women in Journalism in the US and UK (2994).
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