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Hearth and Home: Images of Women in the Mass Media Paperback – April 6, 1978


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 346 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; Third Printing edition (April 6, 1978)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0195023528
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195023527
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.3 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #580,415 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Professor of Sociology at the University of Connecticut, Gaye Tuchman has also taught at Queens College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

Tuchman's main areas of interest are the sociologies of culture (including media), gender, and higher education. She is a firm believer in Simmel's dictum that almost anything can be transformed into an interesting sociological problem. To prove that point, after discussing Chinese food at a local pizzaria, she and Harry Levine wrote the classic article "Why New York Jews Love Chinese Food and Eat So Much of It." However, Tuchman is better known for her research on news. Although she thinks of herself as an ethnographer, Tuchman has also published work on historical methods. Her current interests include the art of the Southwestern pueblos.

Tuchman was one of the founders of Sociologists for Women in Society and served as president of the Eastern Socoloogical Society. She has served on the boards of the American Sociological Association and Social Problems and on the editorial boards of Signs, American Journal of Sociology, and American Sociological Review.