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Women and Media. A Critical Introduction. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 5227883
  • Book
  • December 2005
  • 304 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Women and Media is a thoughtful cross-cultural examination of the ways in which women have worked inside and outside mainstream media organizations since the 1970s.
  • Rooted in a series of interviews with women media workers and activists collected specifically for this book, the text provides an original insight into women’s experiences.
  • Explains the ways that women have organized their internal and external campaigns to improve media content (or working conditions) for women, and established womenowned media to gain a public voice.
  • Identifies key issues and developments in feminist media critiques and interventions over the last 30 years, as these relate to production, representation and consumption.
  • Functions as both a research case study and a teaching text.
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Preface and acknowledgments vi

About the authors ix

1 Introduction 1

Part I Research on women and media: a short history 15

2 Women in/as entertainment 17

3 Images of women in news and magazines 37

4 Women as audience 56

5 Women and production: gender and the political economy of media industries 75

Part II Women, media, and the public sphere: shifting the agenda 97

6 Toward a Model of Women’s Media Action 99

7 First path: politics to media 129

8 Second path: media profession to politics 155

9 Third path: advocate change agent 185

10 Fourth path: women’s media enterprises 208

11 Conclusion 231

Bibliography 240

Appendix: research participants 273

Name index 278

Subject index 284

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Carolyn M. Byerly Howard University.

Karen Ross Coventry University.
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