Gender and the Media: Women's Places Vol: 26

Marcia Texler Segal
Indiana University Southeast, USA

Vasilikie Demos
University of Minnesota-Morris, USA


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Format:
Hardback
ISBN:
9781787543300
Published:
19 Nov 2018
Publisher:
Emerald Publishing Limited
Dimensions:
224 pages - 152 x 229mm
Series:
Advances in Gender Research

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Media images shape and are shaped by society. They reflect the ways in which the social order changes and stays the same. The contributors to Gender and the Media: Women’s Places consider a variety of media to explore the impact of what is there, as well as what is missing. Their focus is on women. Networks of the cyberbullying of women of color are rendered graphically and the agency claimed by women in Western Sahara refugee camps is shown in photos. How college women and men respond to the masculinity reflected in hip-hop lyrics and videos, and what it feels like to be a woman in a comic book store are conveyed in excerpts from interviews. Contributors detail how publications discuss rape in India and trafficking in Moldova and ponder the absence of the topic of anorexia in U.S. cinema. Social change is reflected in how trade publications discuss the increasing number of women in the funeral industry. The relation of the local to the global and female invisibility is considered in an analysis of Portuguese punk fanzines. An examination of advice books for American tween girls documents not only the subject matter, but also the racial, ethnic and religious homogeneity and heteronormativity assumed in the text and illustrations. Finally, a comparison of the critical response to identical music recorded by female and male artists provides the opportunity to see the role gender plays in criticism of aesthetic materials.
Introduction. GENDER AND THE MEDIA: WOMEN'S PLACES; Vasilikie Demos and Marcia Texler Segal 
PART I: Agency Affirming Places 
Chapter 1. WAR, CULTURE AND AGENCY AMONG SAHRAWI WOMEN REFUGEES: A PHOTO-ESSAY; Amira Karaoud 
Chapter 2. FROM "OLD BOY" TO "GENDER PROGRESSIVE": THE SHIFTING GENDER STORY OF FUNERAL WORK IN TRADE PUBLICATIONS; Sarah B. Donley 
Chapter 3. PUNK FAIRYTALE: POPULAR MUSIC, MEDIA, AND THE (RE)PRODUCTION OF GENDER; Paula Guerra, Luiza Bittencourt and Gabriela Gelain 
Chapter 4. "TRAPPIN' AIN'T SHIT TO ME": HOW UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS CONSTRUCT MEANING AROUND RACE, GENDER, AND SEXUALITY WITHIN HIP HOP; Andrea N. Hunt 
PART II: Overtly Hostile or Agency Denying Places 
Chapter 5. TRUTH, JUSTICE, BOOBS: GENDER IN COMIC BOOK CULTURE; Trisha L. Crawshaw  
Chapter 6. WHAT A B!TCH: CYBER AGGRESSION TOWARDS WOMEN OF COLOR; Diane Felmlee, Paulina Inara Rodis and Sara Chari Francisco 
Chapter 7. MAINSTREAMING GENDER, ENDANGERED, UNGENDERED? ANALYSIS OF MEDIA REPORTS OF THE 2012 CASE OF RAPE IN INDIA; Soma Chaudhuri, Preethi Krishnan and Mangala Subramaniam 
Chapter 8. IMAGES OF TRAFFICKED WOMEN: A CASE STUDY OF MEDIA AND SOCIAL SCIENCE DISCOURSE IN MOLDOVA, 2003-2008; Rodica Lisnic and Anna Zajicek 
PART III: Covertly Negating Places 
Chapter 9. MORTALITY SALIENCE, TERROR MANAGEMENT, AND HOLLYWOOD FILM: THEORIZING ON THE ABSENCE OF ANOREXIA AS A SUBJECT IN U.S. MAINSTREAM MOVIES; Tina L. Margolis, Julie Lauren Rones, and Ariela Algaze 
Chapter 10. WHO IS THE AMERICAN GIRL? ANALYZING DIFFERENCE IN AMERICAN GIRL ADVICE BOOKS; Victoria G. Velding and Alexis P. Hilling 
Chapter 11. GENDER AND CRITICAL EVALUATION IN POPULAR MUSIC; Vaughn Schmutz, Sarah H. Pollock, and Jordan S. Bendickson
Marcia Texler Segal is Professor of Sociology and Dean for Research Emerita at Indiana University Southeast, USA. She is co-editor of Emerald’s Advances in Gender Research book series and her publications include Intersections of Gender, Race, and Class: Readings for a Changing Landscape (Oxford, 2007). She is Co-Chair of the Opportunities in Retirement Network of the American Sociological Association. 
Vasilikie Demos is Professor Emerita of Sociology, University of Minnesota-Morris, USA. She is co-editor of Emerald’s Advances in Gender Research book series, and Sociologists for Women in Society Representative to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. She is a Past President of both the North Central Sociological Association and Sociologists for Women in Society, and recipient of the Harriet Martineau Sociological Society Award.

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