- 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.
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
Appendix: research participants 273
Name index 278
Subject index 284