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Critical Readings: Media and Gender (Issues in Cultural and Media Studies) Paperback – December 1, 2003

ISBN-13: 978-0335210978 ISBN-10: 033521097X Edition: 1st

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  • Series: Issues in Cultural and Media Studies
  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Open University Press; 1 edition (December 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 033521097X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0335210978
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #497,559 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.

About the Author

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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