Gender, Race, and Class in Media: A Critical Reader (4th Revised edition)

Gender, Race, and Class in Media: A Critical Reader (4th Revised edition)

By: Gail Dines (editor), Jean M. Humez (editor)Paperback

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Incisive analyses of mass media - including such forms as talk shows, MTV, the Internet, soap operas, television sitcoms, dramatic series, pornography, and advertising - enable this provocative new edition of Gender, Race and Class in Media to engage students in critical mass media scholarship. Issues of power related to gender, race, and class are integrated into a wide range of articles examining the economic and cultural implications of mass media as institutions, including the political economy of media production, textual analysis, and media consumption. Throughout, Gender, Race and Class in Media examines the mass media as economic and cultural institutions that shape our social identities, especially in regard to gender, race, and class. A comprehensive introductory section outlines the book's integrated approach to media studies, which incorporates three distinct but related areas of investigation: the political economy of production, textual analysis, and audience response. All new and classic readings in this Fourth Edition have been edited for maximum accessibility. Together with new section introductions by Dines and Humez, the readings provide a comprehensive critical introduction to media studies.

About Author

Gail Dines is a professor of sociology and women's studies at Wheelock College in Boston, where she is also chair of the American studies department. She has been researching and writing about the pornography industry for over twenty years. She has written numerous articles on pornography, media images of women, and representations of race in pop culture. Her latest book is PORNLAND: How Pornography has Hijacked our Sexuality. She is a cofounder of the activist group Stop Porn Culture! Jean M. Humez is a professor emerita of women's studies at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, where she has taught courses in both women's studies and American studies and chaired the women's studies department. She designed and taught an undergraduate women and the media course early in her career, and came to collaborate with Gail Dines through her interest in media text analysis. She has also published books and articles on African American women's spiritual and secular autobiographies, and on women and gender in Shaker religion. Her most recent book is Harriet Tubman: The Life and the Life Stories.


Preface to the Fourth Edition Acknowledgments Part I: A Cultural Studies Approach to Media: 1. Cultural Studies, Multiculturalism and Media Culture by Douglas Kellner 2. The Meaning of Memory: Family, Class and Ethnicity in Early Network TV Programs by George Lipsitz 3. "The Economics of the Media Industry" ch. In Media/Society: Industries, Images, Audiences (2011) by David P. Croteau, William D. Hoynes and Stefania Milan 4. Hegemony by James Lull 5. The Internet's Unholy Marriage to Capitalism by Bellamy Foster & McChesney 6. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition: An American Fairy Tale by Gareth Palmer 7.Women Read the Romance: The Interaction of Text and Context by Janice Radway 8. Star Trek Rerun, Reread, Rewritten: Fan Writing As Textual Poaching by Henry Jenkins III 9. Watching Television Without Pity: The Productivity of Online Fans by Mark Andrejevic 10. Considering Resistance and Incorporation by Richard Butsch Part II: Representations of Gender, Race and Class 11.The Whites of Their Eyes by Stuart Hall 12.Global Motherhood: The Transnational Intimacies of White Femininity by Raka Shome 13. Pornographic eroticism and sexual grotesquerie in representations of African-American Sportswomen by James McKay and Helen Johnson 14. Hetero Barbie by Mary Rogers 15. Transgender Transitions: Sex/Gender Binaries in the Digital Age by Kay Siebler 16. The `Rich Bitch by Michael J. Lee and Leigh Moscowitz 17. Big Talkers: Rush Limbaugh, Conservative Talk Radio and the Defiant Reassertion of White Male Authority by Jackson Katz Part III: Reading Media Texts Critically 18. Pretending to be "Post-Racial": The Spectacularization of Race in Reality TV's Survivor (2011) by Emily M. Drew 19. Television's `New' Feminism: Prime-time Representations of Women and Victimization by Lisa M. Cuklanz and Sujata Moorti 20. More than Baby Mamas: Black Mothers and Hip-Hop Feminism by Marlo D. David 21. Political Culture Jamming: The Dissident Humor of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart by Jamie Warner 22. Educating The Simpsons: Teaching Queer Representations in Contemporary Visual Media by Gilad Padva 23. Resisting, Reiterating, and Dancing Through: The Swinging Closet Doors of Ellen DeGeneres's Televised Personalities by Candace Moore 24. 'Sexy Like a Girl and Horny Like a Boy': Contemporary Gay `Western' Narratives about Gay Asian Men by Chong-suk Han 25. When in Rome: Heterosexism, Homophobia, and Sports Talk Radio by David Nylund Part IV: Advertising, Consumer and Celebrity Culture 26. Image-Based Culture by Sut Jhally 27. The New Politics of Consumption: Why Americans Want So Much More Than They Need by Juliet Schor 28. Inventing the Cosmo Girl by Laurie Ouellette 29. Sex, Lies and Advertising by Gloria Steinem 30. Supersexualize Me! by Rosalind Gill 31. Branding `Real' Social Change in Dove's Campaign for Real Beauty by Dara Persis Murray 32.Nothing Less Than Perfect: Female Celebrity, Ageing and Hyperscrutiny in the Gossip Industry by Kirsty Fairclough 33. To See and Be Seen: Celebrity Practice on Twitter by Alice Marwick and Danah Boyd 34. How to `use your Olympian': The Paradox of Athlete Authenticity and Commercialization in the Contemporary Olympic Games by M. Rahman and S. Lockwood 35. Mapping Commercial Intertextuality: HBO's True Blood by Jonathan Hardy Part V: Representing Sexualities 36. That Teenage Feeling: Twilight, Fantasy and Feminist Readers (2012) by Anne Helen Peterson 37. Deadly Love: Images of Dating Violence in the `Twilight Saga' (2011) by Victoria E. Collins and Dianne C. Carmody 38. White Man's Burden: Gonzo Pornography and the Construction of Black Masculinity by Gail Dines 39. The Pornography of Everyday Life by Jane Caputi 40. There Are Bitches and Hoes by Tricia Rose 41. The Limitations of the Discourse of Norms: Gay Visibility and Degrees of Transgression by Jay Clarkson 42. Sex Lives in Second Life by Kristopher L. Cannon 43. Queering Queer Eye: The Stability of Gay Identity Confronts the Liminality of Trans Embodiment by E. Tristan Booth Part VI: Growing up with Contemporary Media 44. The Future of Childhood in the Global Television Market by Dafna Lemish 45. Growing Up Female in a Celebrity Culture by Gail Dines 46. La Princesa Plastica: Hegemonic and Oppositional Representations of Latinidad in Hispanic Barbie by Karen Goldman 47. Monarchs, Monsters and Multiculturalism: Disney's Menu for Global Hierarchy by Lee Artz 48. Constructing the New Ethnicities: Media, Sexuality and Diaspora Identity in the Lives of South Asian Immigrant Girls by Meenakshi Gigi Durham 49. HIV On TV: Conversations with Young Gay Men by Kathleen P. Farrell 50. Video Games and Machine Dreams of Domination by John Sanbonmatsu 51. Strategic Simulations and our Past: Bias of Computer Games in Presentation of History by Kevin Schut 52. You Play Like a Girl: Cross-Gender Competition and the Uneven Playing Field by Elena Bertozzi Part VII: IS TV FOR REAL? 53. Six Decades of Social Class in American Television Sitcoms by Richard Butsch 54. Marketing `Reality' to the World: Survivor, Post-Fordism and Reality Television by Chris Jordan 55. Critiquing Reality-Based Televisual Black Fatherhood: A Critical Analysis of Run's House and Snoop Dogg's Father Hood by Debra C. Smith 56. "A Shot at Half-Exposure: Asian Americans in Reality TV Shows (2010) by Grace Wang 57. Take Responsibility for Yourself": Judge Judy and the Neoliberal Citizen by Laurie Ouellette 58. Television and the Domestication of Cosmetic Surgery by Sue Tait 59. Drama is the Cure for Gossip: Television's turn to Theatricality in a Time of Media Transition (2010) by Abigail De Kosnick 60. Free TV: File-Sharing and the Value of Television (2011) by Michael Z. Newman Part VIII: Interactivity, Fandom and Activism 61. Pop Cosmopolitanism: Mapping Cultural Flows in an Age of Convergence by Henry Jenkins 62. The Political Economy of Privacy on Facebook (2012) by Christian Fuchs 63. Showtime Thinks, Therefore I Am: The Corporate Construction of `The Lesbian' on Sho-Com's The L Word Site (2001) by Kelly Kessler 64. Reading the Romance of Fan Cultural Production: Music Videos of a Television Lesbian Couple by Eve Ng 65. Don't Hate the Player, Hate the Game": The Racialization of Labor in World of Warcraft by Lisa Nakamura 66. Accidental Activists: Fan Activism in the Soap Opera Community by Melissa C. Scardaville 67. Fan activists and the politics of race in the Last Airbender (2011) Lori Kido Lopez 68. Gimpgirl Grows Up: Women With Disabilities Rethinking, Redefining, And Reclaiming Community by Jennifer Cole, Jason Nolan, Yukari Seko, Katherine Mancuso, and Alejandra Ospina 69. The Latino Cyber-Moral Panic Process in the United States (2012) by Nadia Yamel Flores-Yeffal, Guadalupe Vidales & April Plemons 70. How It Feels to Be Viral Me: Affective Labor and Asian American YouTube Performance (2012) by Christine Bacareza Balance Alternative Contents Index A List of Resources and Media Activist Organizations Glossary Author Index Subject Index About the Editors About the Contributors Chapter 1: "Cultural Studies, Multiculturalism, and Media Culture" - Douglas Kellner Chapter 10: "Considering Resistance and Incorporation" - Richard Butsch Chapter 17: "Big Talkers: Rush Limbaugh, Conservative Talk Radio and the Defiant Reassertion of White Male Authority" - Jackson Katz Chapter 39: "The Pornography of Everyday Life" - Jane Caputi Chapter 44: "The Future of Childhood in the Global Television Market" - Dafna Lemish Chapter 53: "Six Decades of Social Class in American Television Sitcoms" - Richard Butsch

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  • ISBN13: 9781452259062
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 776
  • ID: 9781452259062
  • ISBN10: 1452259062
  • edition: 4th Revised edition

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