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Gender and media, representing, producing, consuming, Tonny Krijnen and Sofie Van Bauwel

"This thoroughly revised second edition provides a critical overview of the contemporary debates and discussions surrounding gender and mediated communication. 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, and help bridge the gap between theory and everyday life media practices. The second edition has been updated in the light of current developments with regard to gender, media technologies and globalisation, including recent theoretical insights and examples. 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"--, Provided by publisher
Table of contents
Cover -- Half Title -- Series Page -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- List of figures -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Gender -- Media -- Gender and media studies -- Structure of the book -- PART I: Representing -- 1. Who is represented? -- What are representations? - Different views, different research -- Represented where? -- Representations and reality? -- Conclusion -- 2. Subject positions -- The subject and identity -- Subject, subjectivity, and media -- Identity and media -- Stereotypes -- Gendered stereotypes -- Representing gender in a global context -- Gendered genres -- Conclusion -- 3. Intertextual representations -- Intertextuality -- Disrupting gendered representations -- As queer as -- Queer subject positions -- Disrupting gender roles -- Gay - straight - queer? -- Queering genres -- Conclusion -- PART II: Producing -- 4. Who produces what? -- Media industries -- The media professional -- News media -- Magazines -- Radio -- Television -- Film -- Music industry -- Gaming industry -- Conclusion -- 5. Power and gender in the media industry -- What is the glass ceiling? -- The organisation of the media industry -- Glass ceiling and societal structures -- Conclusion -- 6. Blurring production -- Digital media? -- Convergence culture -- Produser -- What does content creation mean? -- Conclusion -- PART III: Consuming -- 7. Who consumes what? -- Studying audiences -- Effect theories -- Cultivation theory -- Uses and gratifications -- Encoding/decoding -- Conclusion -- 8. The consumer situated -- Identity and frameworks of knowledge -- Media pleasures -- Gendered pleasures -- Resistance -- Transnational pleasures -- New pleasures? -- Conclusion -- 9. Empowered audiences -- What is sexualisation? -- The history of sexualisation -- Commercialisation of sexuality -- Girls' agency
Literary form
non fiction
Second edition.
Physical description
1 online resource (251 pages)
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