The gender and media reader

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This book is an essential text for those interested in gender and media studies, its primary topics, debates, and theoretical approaches. The primary objective of this collection is to expand reade...

This book is an essential text for those interested in gender and media studies, its primary topics, debates, and theoretical approaches. The primary objective of this collection is to expand readers' knowledge of how gender operates within media culture through engagement with foundational writings as well as more contemporary research in this field. Taking a multiperspectival approach that considers gender broadly and examines media texts alongside their production and consumption, The Gender and Media Reader enables readers' critical thinking about how gender is constructed, contested, and subverted in different sites within media culture. Along with the main introduction, individual section introductions facilitate readers' understanding of the development of gender and media studies by contextualizing the various topics, debates, and theoretical approaches that have shaped it, as well as by highlighting current trends. --From back cover.

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edited by Mary Celeste Kearney
  • New York : Routledge, 2012
Physical Details
  • ix, 714 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
0415993458, 9780415993456, 0415993466, 9780415993463

  • Includes bibliographical references and index.

  • Introduction / Mary Celeste Kearny -- Part I : Foundations : Studying gender and media. Feminist perspectives on the media / Liesbet van Zoonen ; The symbolic annihilation of women by the mass media / Gaye Tuchman ; Visual pleasure and narrative cinema / Laura Mulvey ; Defining women : the case of Cagney and Lacey / Julie D'Acci ; Gender and the culture of empire : toward a feminist ethnography of the cinema / Ella Shohat ; Beyond racism and misogyny : black feminism and 2 Live Crew / Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw ; Imitation and gender insubordination / Judith Butler ; Postfeminist media culture : elements of a sensibility / Rosalind Gill -- Part II : Production : labor, creativity, marketing, and technology. Women and men in film : gender inequality among writers in a culture industry / Denise D. Bielby and William T. Bielby ; Women's film production : going mainstream / Michelle Citron ; Gendering the commodity audience : critical media research, feminism, and political economy / Eileen R.Meehan ; Hiding homoeroticism in plain view : the Fight club DVD as digital closet / Robert Allen Brookey and Robert Westerfelhaus ; Fractured fairy tales and fragmented markets : Disney's Weddings of a lifetime and the cultural Politics of media conglomeration / Elana Levine ; Gender and the commodification of community : and / Leslie Regan Shade ; "I'll resist with every inch and every breath" : girls and zine making as a form of resistance / Kristen Schilt ; Looking to get paid : how some black youth put culture to work / Robin D. G. Kelley ; Women and the electric guitar / Mavis Bayton -- Part III : Texts : bodies, identities, and representation. Boys will be boys : men's magazines and the normalisation of pornography / Annabelle Mooney ; Reckoning loyalties : white femininity as "crisis" / Aimee Carrillo Rowe and Samantha Lindsey ; Brain, brow, and booty : Latina iconicity in U.S. popular culture / Isabel Molina Guzmán and Angharad N. Valdivia ; Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott : rapping on the frontiers of female identity / Eliza Sellen ; Making her (in)visible : cultural representations of lesbianism and the lesbian body in the 1990s / Ann M. Ciasullo ; Joe Millionaire and women's positions : a question of class / Renee M. Sgroi ; Boys don't cry and female masculinity : reclaiming a life & dismantling the politics of normative heterosexuality / Brenda Cooper ; The televised sports manhood formula / Michael A. Messner, Michele Dunbar, and Darnell Hunt ; Looking for my penis : the eroticized Asian in gay video porn / Richard Fung ; Queer eye for the straight guise : camp, postfeminism, and the Fab Five's makeovers of masculinity / Steven Cohan ; "Slaves with white collars" : persistent performances of masculinity in crisis / Karen Lee Ashcraft and Lisa A. Flores ; A body of text : revisiting textual performances of gender and sexuality on the internet / Niels van Doorn, Sally Wyatt, and Liesbet van Zoonen -- Part IV : Texts : genre, mode, and other narrative strategies. Oedipus interruptus / Teresa de Lauretis ; A "girlboy's" own story : non-masculine narrativity in Ma vie en rose / Michael R. Schiavi ; Speculations on the relationship between soap opera and melodrama / Christine Gledhill ; Film bodies : gender, genre, and excess / Linda Williams ; "I just want to be me again!" : beauty pageants, reality television, and post-feminism / Sarah Banet-Weiser and Laura Portwood-Stacer ; Fists of fury : discourses of race and masculinity in the martial arts cinema / Yvonne Tasker ; Letting the boys be boys : talk radio, male hysteria, and political discourse in the 1980s / Susan J. Douglas ; "Waddaya lookin' at?" re-reading the gangster genre through The Sopranos / Martha P. Nochimson ; "Never trust a snake" : WWF wrestling as masculine melodrama / Henry Jenkins ; Forging masculinity : heavy-metal sounds and images of gender / Robert Walser ; The gendered carnival of pop / Diane Railton -- Part V : Consumption : spectators, fans, users, and gamers. Women's genres : melodrama, soap opera, and theory / Annette Kuhn ; The oppositional gaze : black female spectators / bell hooks ; There's something queer here / Alexander Doty ; Behind closed doors : video recorders in the home / Ann Gray ; Sizing up record collections : gender and connoisseurship in rock music culture / Will Straw ; Feminine fascinations : forms of identification in star-audience relations / Jackie Stacey ; The fabulous sublimity of gay diva worship / Brett Farmer ; Private uses of cyberspace : women, desire, and fan culture / Sharon Cumberland ; Women and games : technologies of the gendered self / Pam Royse ... [et al.] ; Real boys carry girly epics : normalising gender bending in online games / Esther MacCallum-Stewart
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