The Routledge Companion to Media & Gender, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1135076952
  • ISBN-13: 9781135076955
  • DDC: 305.3
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 688 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released January 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Illustrations.
List of Contributors.
Introduction: Re-Imagining Media and Gender.
1: Media and the Representation of Gender.
2: Mass Media Representation of Gendered Violence.
3: Lone Wolves: Masculinity, Cinema, and the Man Alone.
4: To Communicate is Human; to Chat is Female: The Feminization of US Media Work.
5: Rediscovering Twentieth-Century Feminist Audience Research.
6: Historically Mapping Contemporary Intersectional Feminist Media Studies.
7: Sexualities/Queer Identities.
8: Gender, Media, and Trans/National Spaces.
Media Industries, Labor, and Policy.
9: Women and Media Control: Feminist Interrogations at the Macro-Level.
10: Risk, Innovation, and Gender in Media Conglomerates.
11: Putting Gender in the Mix: Employment, Participation, and Role Expectations in the Music Industries.
12: Gender Inequality in Culture Industries.
13: Shifting Boundaries: Gender, Labor, and New Information and Communication Technology.
14: Gendering the Commodity Audience in Social Media.
15: Youthful White Male Industry Seeks “Fun”-Loving Middle-Aged Women for Video Games—No Strings Attached.
16: Boys are … Girls are …: How Children's Media and Merchandizing Construct Gender.
17: Girls' and Boys' Experiences of Online Risk and Safety.
18: Holy Grail or Poisoned Chalice?: Three Generations of Men's Magazines.
19: Making Public Policy in the Digital Age: The Sex Industry as a Political Actor.
20: Gender and Digital Policy: From Global Information Infrastructure to Internet Governance.
21: Gender and Media Activism: Alternative Feminist Media in Europe.
22: Between Legitimacy and Political Efficacy: Feminist Counter-Publics and the Internet in China.
Images and Representations Across Texts and Genres.
23: Buying and Selling Sex: Sexualization, Commerce, and Gender.
24: Class, Gender, and the Docusoap: The Only Way is Essex.
25: Society's Emerging Femininities: Neoliberal, Postfeminist, and Hybrid Identities on Television in South Africa.
26: A Nice Bit of Skirt and the Talking Head: Sex, Politics, and News.
27: Transgender, Transmedia, Transnationality: Chaz Bono in Documentary and Dancing with the Stars.
28: Celebrity, Gossip, Privacy, and Scandal.
29: “Shameless Mums” and Universal Pedophiles: Sexualization and Commodification of Children.
30: Glances, Dances, Romances: An Overview of Gendered Sexual Narratives in Teen Drama Series.
31: Smoothing the Wrinkles: Hollywood, “Successful Aging,” and the New Visibility of Older Female Stars.
32: Perfect Bodies, Imperfect Messages: Media Coverage of Cosmetic Surgery and Ideal Beauty.
33: Globalization, Beauty Regimes, and Mediascapes in the New India.
34: Narrative Pleasure in Homeland: The Competing Femininities of “Rogue Agents” and “Terror Wives”.
35: Above the Fold and beyond the Veil: Islamophobia in Western Media.
36: Sport, Media, and the Gender-Based Insult David Rowe.
Media Audiences, Users, and Prosumers.
37: Subjects of Capacity?: Reality TV and Young Women.
38: Telenovelas, Gender, and Genre.
39: Gendering and Selling the Female News Audience in a Digital Age.
40: Looking Beyond Representation: Situating the Significance of Gender Portrayal within Game Play.
41: Textual Orientation: Queer Female Fandom Online.
42: Delivering the Male—and More: Fandom and Media Sport.
43: Men's Use of Pornography.
44: Gender and Social Media: Sexism, Empowerment, or the Irrelevance of Gender?.
45: Slippery Subjects: Gender, Meaning, and the Bollywood Audience.
46: Asian Women Audiences, Asian Popular Culture, and Media Globalization.
47: Women as Radio Audiences in Africa.
48: Reading Girlhood: Opportunities for Social Literacy.
49: Investigating Users' Responses to Dove's “Real Beauty” Strategy: Feminism, Freedom, and Facebook.
50: Feminism in a Postfeminist World: Women Discuss Who's “Hot”—And Why We Care—On the Collegiate “Anonymous Confession Board”.
51: Gendered Networked Visualities: Locative Camera Phone Cultures in Seoul, South Korea.
52: Gendering the Arab Spring: Arab Women Journalists/Activists, “Cyberfeminism,” and the Sociopolitical Revolution.
Gendered Media Futures and the Future of Gender.
53: Latinas on Television and Film: Exploring the Limits and Possibilities of Inclusion.
54: Postfeminist Sexual Culture.
55: Post-Postfeminism.
56: Policing the Crisis of Masculinity: Media and Masculinity at the Dawn of the New Century.
57: Glassy Architectures in Journalism.
58: Intersectionality, Digital Identities, and Migrant Youths: Moroccan Dutch Youths as Digital Space Invaders.
59: Online Popular Anti-Sexism Political Action in the UK and USA: The Importance of Collaborative Anger for Social Change.