Gendered Transformations: Theory and Practices on Gender and Media

Intellect Books
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"Comprising the most current scholarship from leading experts in the fields of gender and media studies, Gendered Transformations offers readers a new foundation from which to reexamine traditional perspectives on gender and media. Organized into sections concerning representational politics, embodied performance, and social constructions of reality, these essays explore a wide variety of concerns from a similarly wide variety of perspectives. As Liesbet van Zoonen states in the introduction to this volume: 'In the current cultural condition of multimediality and intertextuality it makes more sense,[...] [to] see how particular media and media combinations are articulated with [particular issues] in situated diachronic and synchronic contexts.' A thought-provoking contribution to a number of disparate fields, Gendered Transformations offers a rare interdisciplinary approach to gender that reflects the most recent developments in media theory and methodology."--P. [4] of cover.
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About the author

Tonny Krijnen is assistant professor in the Media Department of Erasmus University Rotterdam. Claudia Alvares is associate professor in culture and communication at Lusofona University. Sofie Van Bauwel is assistant professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Ghent and vice chair of the Gender and Communication section of the European Communication Research and Education Association.

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Publisher
Intellect Books
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Published on
Dec 31, 2011
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Pages
239
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ISBN
9781841503660
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Language
English
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Genres
Social Science / Media Studies
Social Science / Popular Culture
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Why do some TV genres have the label feminine or masculine? Why do we worry about boys playing video games too much while girls play just as often? Is the TV show Sex and the City empowering or not? Why are recent television shows like Desperate Housewives post-feminist television?

Gender and Media

explores these and other complex questions by offering a critical overview of the contemporary debates and discussions surrounding gender and mediated communication, and by providing student’s with an overview of the current academic research on these topics.

The book is divided into three parts: representing, producing, and consuming with each section made up of three chapters. The first chapter of each section attempts to answer the most basic questions: ‘Who is represented?’, ‘Who produces what?’ and ‘Who consumes what?’. The second chapter of each section draws attention to the complexity of the relationship between gender and media, concentrating on the "why." The third and final chapter of each section addresses the latest debates in the fields of media and gender, adding a vital layer of understanding of the topic at hand.

This process is aided by text boxes, which provide some additional information on the most important concepts and topics and exercises, which help bridge the gap between theory and everyday life media practices.

This will be an ideal textbook for students studying gender and media, and for general courses on gender studies, sociology, cultural studies and women’s studies.

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