By Cynthia Carter, Linda Steiner
* How is gender developed within the media?
* To what quantity do portrayals of gender impression 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 interesting advent to the sector of media and gender learn, drawing from quite a lot of very important foreign scholarship. various conceptual and methodological ways is used to discover matters comparable to: leisure; information; grassroots communique; new media texts; associations; audiences. issues include:
* Gender id and tv speak shows
* historic portrayals of girls 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 girls and Latinas in Hollywood cinema
* Sexual violence within the media
* girls in renowned music
* Pornography and masculine power
* Women's courting to the Internet.
This ebook is perfect for undergraduate classes in cultural and media reports, gender experiences, the sociology of the media, mass communique, journalism, communique experiences and politics.
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W h a t must be taken into consideration i n all media portrayals of violence against w o m e n is h o w they might affect w o m e n w h o have been victims of violence or w h o fear such violence. A s the authors conclude, 'the issue is not whether the likelihood of similar violence among depictions potential of violence perpetrators, increase but the MAPPING THE C O N T E S T E D TERRAIN O f MEDIA AND GENDER R E S E A R C H | feelings and reactions potential that it creates among victims of violence' those who are the actual or ( 1 9 9 2 : 170, emphasis in the original, see also Carter a n d Weaver, 2 0 0 3 ) .
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. T h e i r infidelity w a s treated as understandable because 'a natural m a n .