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. 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. Both types of scholars, especially the younger ones like myself at the time, had no self-evident relation with activism outside the academy. Occasionally, men are depicted at home, in the role of father or as a sexual object. These are my reflections on the theme of the book.
One of the obvious ways in which local media differ from the nationals is in their specific local appeal, and their ability to take advantage of their very localism to engage readers with news that they really want, which includes stories which feature their neighbours, their community, their local services and, at certain times, their elected representatives. This chapter will examine the experiences of female journalists who have covered war and conflict, and explore these experiences in relation to the myth of the hard-bitten journalist and hyper-masculinity, with consideration to the aspects that these journalists felt shaped their working lives. There is a clear requirement to exercise judgement over content and voice, simply on the grounds of available space, let alone the commercial imperative to increase market share of viewers, readers or listeners. The volume thus offers a much needed research-based accumulation through which we can begin to understand the new challenges, and support Nicole Kidman…or not. The E-mail message field is required. As Liesbet van Zoonen states in the introduction to this volume: 'In the current cultural condition of multimediality and intertextuality it makes more sense. The article reports the results of a content analysis of 815 Italian commercials and a qualitative research on some case studies.
I chose to analyse local rather than national newspapers precisely because the local and regional press claim greater freedom to present local stories of local interest and could thus be expected to use a wider and more diverse range of sources. Chicago: Dhaenens, Frederik, Daniël Biltereyst, and Sofie Van Bauwel. 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 re-examine traditional perspectives on gender. Who was still interested in yet another study of the marginal position of women in the media workforce? News stories have become less about what was actually said in any given parliament by a particular politician, and more about what the journalist thinks such utterances mean. Given that the literature relating to the national press suggests that public voices are more likely to be sought.
The Gendering of a Leisure Technology, London: Routledge, 1992. Thus, we knew that in general women were under-represented as professionals in all media industries both in quantitative and qualitative terms, but many specific sites of media production had not been analysed yet. This clever strategy is regularly employed so that across the mainstream news media at least, there appears to be a shared understanding of what the issues of the day are and how they should be understood and interpreted. The pioneers in their field certainly had a much easier task. I have uploaded them to advertise for the book, because it has such a wonderful collection of chapters by others, about gender and politics in popular culture, about 'role models'', and about audience responses to gender representations. 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.
Why are recent television shows like Desperate Housewives post-feminist television? Issues of gender are often ignored in much of the research which analyses media texts, thereby eliding important differences in the ways in which gender is both performed but also marginalized. Tonny Krijnen, Claudia Alvares, and Sofie Van Bauwel, 6:79—92. The infatuation which journalists have with the authoritative male source means there is little room for other kinds of voices, namely those of women, minorities, the general public or challengers to the status quo. It makes it easy to scan through your lists and keep track of progress. The book is divided into three parts: representing, producing, and consuming with each section made up of three chapters. Slater, 2007 , while cultural studies researchers have always focused on situated uses and interpretations of sexualized images e. 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.
I begin by discussing the broader landscape of news discourse before moving on to consider the findings of the larger study upon which this paper draws. 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, from essentialist to anti-essentialist. The included chapters present a combination of classic topics appearing under new social and cultural conditions and approached with innovative methodologies e. And we began to find out, through ethnographically oriented audience studies that women and girls appropriated these texts in manifold and contradictory ways, although we tended to highlight their resistant readings rather than their confirmatory ones. Significantly, the volume does not structure the chapters on the basis of medium types, although this would have been easy, with the press, television and internet being the main carriers discussed. Krijnen and Van Bauwel manage to do justice to both aspects and take into account the vastly changed media landscape of earlier gender and media studies.
This chapter considers the ways in which gender plays out in, for example, the selection of news sources, and the use of female decision-makers, elite commentators or members of the public. The datasets are also available as. And secondly, does the sex of a journalist influence his or her selection of women and men as sources in their copy? Vancouver: Dhaenens F, Biltereyst D, Van Bauwel S. The main research themes were clear and concerned production, texts and audiences. Rationale and methods The study upon which this chapter is based was principally concerned with two related questions: first, are women and men differently represented as local newspaper sources in gross volume and status terms and by story topic? It is precisely this pretence at neutrality which so exercises media commentators, not least because the public tends to believe that the news really is what has happened on any given day, and does not regard it as a constructed package which is entirely partial.
Yet, nowadays, serious news media support such a claim, as they did when the American Psychological Association published their report about the sexualization of girls in 2007. Gender and Media: Representing, Producing, Consuming comes highly recommended! Why are recent television shows like Desperate Housewives post-feminist television? This little incident demonstrates the complexity of discussions about gender and media in the twenty-first century. I argue that the media operate a clever sleight of hand by using particular sources in particular ways to frame a story, but without appearing to have any influence whatsoever. 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. Feminism in the academy and in the activist arena was firmly intertwined and many a research project was part of monitoring and lobbying the media industries. On the other hand, they promote a new awareness and attention to the gender complexity, anchoring it to traditional consumptions.
The study aims to determine the level of sex typing in the Italian advertising and try to find some changes in the gender representations. 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. It was also entirely possible to identify which areas were ready for more research and the accumulation of feminist media knowledge. While the steady flow of publications in the journal Feminist Media Studies shows much of that work, it seemed, nevertheless, as if the kind of big and exciting publications that defined the naissance of the field almost disappeared, unless they concerned the internet. The mid-1990s, however, was also the period when public broadcasting monopolies in Western Europe were crushed by deregulation, commercial channels found their way to increasingly fragmented audiences and the internet became user-friendly and ubiquitously popular. You are free to copy, distribute and use the database; to produce works from the database; to modify, transform and build upon the database.