The Handbook of Gender, Sex and Media, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1118114221
  • ISBN-13: 9781118114223
  • DDC: 302.23081
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 472 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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This volume represents a fundamental change in how we conceptualize the mediation of gender, sex, and sexualities. It brings together a collection of new research that includes, but also extends beyond, comparisons between woman/man, into considerations of more complex and fluid notions of sex and identity. Each of the five themes in the collection opens with an authoritative, overview essay that provides a historical overview of the research and scholarship in the particular thematic, giving context to the articles that follow. Ranging across a number of different media, including print, television, and the Internet, this collection explores the ways in which, on the one hand, popular media are complicit in the stereotypical reproduction of sex and gender norms and, on the other, the ways in which we are increasingly becoming architects and chroniclers of our differently constituted selves. The volume showcases new research at the cutting edge of media and communication practice and theory, offering genuinely novel insights into the complex set of relations that exists between gender, sex, sexualities, and the media.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Handbooks in Communication and Media.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Notes on Contributors.
Editor’s Introduction.
1: Mediated Women.
2: The Geography of Women and Media Scholarship.
3: Chilean Women in Changing Times: Media Images and Social Understandings.
4: The Girls of Parliament: A Historical Analysis of the Press Coverage of Female Politicians in Bulgaria.
5: Gossip Blogs and ‘baby Bumps’: The New Visual Spectacle of Female Celebrity in Gossip Media.
6: Fanfiction and Webnovelas: The Digital Reading and Writing of Brazilian Adolescent Girls.
7: Virtually Blonde: Blonde Jokes in the Global Age and Postfeminist Discourse.
8: Rugged Masculinity and Other Fables.
9: Men, Masculinities, and the Cave Man.
10: Rhetorical Masculinity: Authoritative Utterance and the Male Protagonist.
11: Conan the Blueprint: The Construction of Masculine Prototypes in Genre Films.
12: Save the Cheerleader, Save the Males: Resurgent Protective Paternalism in Popular Film and Television after 9/11.
13: Fucking Vito: Masculinity and Sexuality in the Sopranos.
14: Selling Cosmetics to Men and Reconstructing Masculine Identity.
15: Queering the Pitch.
16: No Hard Feelings: Reflexivity and Queer Affect in the New Media Landscape.
17: The L Word: Producing Identities through Irony.
18: Andro-phobia?: When Gender Queer Is Too Queer for L Word Audiences.
19: Questioning Queer Audiences: Exploring Diversity in Lesbian and Gay Men’s Media Uses and Readings.
20: ‘in Touch’ with the Female Body: Cinema, Sport, and Lesbian Representability.
21: Why Doesn’t Your Compass Work?: Pirates of the Caribbean, Fantasy Blockbusters, and Contemporary Queer Theory.
22: Raised Voices: Homophobic AbUSe as a Catalyst for Coming out in US Teen Television Drama Series.
23: Transmen on the Web: Inscribing Multiple Discourses.
24: Transgendered Saints and Harlots: Reproduction of Popular Brazilian Transgender Stereotypes through Performance on Stage, on Screen, and in Everyday Life.
25: Women, Men, and Gender.
26: Sex/gender and the Media: From Sex Roles to Social Construction and Beyond.
27: Colin Won’t Drink out of a Pink Cup.
28: Postfeminism Meets Hegemonic Masculinities: Young People Read the ‘knowing Wink’ in Advertising.
29: Communication as Commodification: Video Technology and the Gendered Gaze.
30: Dutch Moroccan Girls Performing Their Selves in Instant Messaging Spaces.
31: All about Sex.
32: Sex and the Media.
33: Deliciously Consumable: The Uses and Abuses of Irony in ‘sex-trafficking’ Campaign Films.
34: The Sex Inspectors: Self-help, Makeover, and Mediated Sex.
35: Enacting Bodies: Online Dating and New Media Practices.
36: Gender and Sexuality in the Internet Era.
37: Gay for Pay: The Internet and the Economics of Homosexual Desire.