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The Routledge Companion to Media and Gender

Edited by: Cynthia Carter , Linda Steiner , Lisa McLaughlin

Print publication date:  December  2013
Online publication date:  December  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415527699
eBook ISBN: 9780203066911
Adobe ISBN: 9781135076955

10.4324/9780203066911
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The Routledge Companion to Media and Gender offers a comprehensive examination of media and gender studies, charting its histories, investigating ongoing controversies, and assessing future trends.

The 59 chapters in this volume, written by leading researchers from around the world, provide scholars and students with an engaging and authoritative survey of current thinking in media and gender research.

The Companion includes the following features:

  • With each chapter addressing a distinct, concrete set of issues, the volume includes research from around the world to engage readers in a broad array of global and transnational issues and intersectional perspectives.
  • Authors address a series of important questions that have consequences for current and future thinking in the field, including postfeminism, sexual violence, masculinity, media industries, queer identities, video games, digital policy, media activism, sexualization, docusoaps, teen drama, cosmetic surgery, media Islamophobia, sport, telenovelas, news audiences, pornography, and social and mobile media.
  • A range of academic disciplines inform exploration of key issues around production and policymaking, representation, audience engagement, and the place of gender in media studies.

The Routledge Companion to Media and Gender is an essential guide to the central ideas, concepts and debates currently shaping media and gender research.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Media and the representation of gender Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Mass media representation gendered violence Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Lone wolves Download PDF
Chapter  4:  To communicate is human; to chat is female Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Rediscovering twentieth-century feminist audience research Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Historically mapping contemporary intersectional feminist media studies Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Sexualities/queer identities Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Gender, media, and trans/national spaces Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Women and media control Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Risk, innovation, and gender in media conglomerates Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Putting gender in the mix Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Gender inequality in culture industries Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Shifting boundaries Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Gendering the commodity audience in social media Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Youthful white male industry seeks “fun”-loving middle-aged women for video games—no strings attached Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Boys are … girls are … Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Girls’ and boys’ experiences of online risk and safety Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Holy grail or poisoned chalice? Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Making public policy in the digital age Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Gender and digital policy Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Gender and media activism Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Between legitimacy and political efficacy Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Buying and selling sex Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Class, gender, and the docusoap Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Society’s emerging femininities Download PDF
Chapter  26:  A nice bit of skirt and talking head Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Transgender, transmedia, transnationality Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Celebrity, gossip, privacy, and scandal Download PDF
Chapter  29:  “Shameless mums” and universal pedophiles Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Glances, dances, romances Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Smoothing the wrinkles Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Perfect bodies, imperfect messages Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Globalization, beauty regimes, and mediascapes in the New India Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Narrative pleasure in Homeland  Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Above the fold and beyond the veil Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Sport, media, and the gender-based insult Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Subjects of capacity? Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Telenovelas, gender, and genre Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Gendering and selling the female news audience in a digital age Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Looking beyond representation Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Textual orientation Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Delivering the male—and more Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Men’s use of pornography Download PDF
Chapter  44:  Gender and social media Download PDF
Chapter  45:  Slippery subjects Download PDF
Chapter  46:  Asian women audiences, Asian popular culture, and media globalization Download PDF
Chapter  47:  Women as radio audiences in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  48:  Reading girlhood Download PDF
Chapter  49:  Investigating users’ responses to Dove’s “real beauty” strategy Download PDF
Chapter  50:  Feminism in a postfeminist world Download PDF
Chapter  51:  Gendered networked visualities Download PDF
Chapter  52:  Gendering the Arab Spring Download PDF
Chapter  53:  Latinas on television and film Download PDF
Chapter  54:  Postfeminist sexual culture Download PDF
Chapter  55:  Post-postfeminism Download PDF
Chapter  56:  Policing the crisis of masculinity Download PDF
Chapter  57:  Glassy architectures in journalism Download PDF
Chapter  58:  Intersectionality, digital identities, and migrant youths Download PDF
Chapter  59:  Online popular anti-sexism political action in the UK and USA Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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