Description : From gender issues in Desperate Housewives, to race in Ugly Betty, gender biases in video games, and portrayals of the American family in Extreme Makeover, to analyzes of new genres like fandom and social media - no other book is so successful in engaging students in critical media scholarship. By encouraging students to critically analyze those media they already interact with for pleasure, and by editing the articles, Gail Dines and Jean Humez are able to make sophisticated concepts and theories accessible and interesting to undergraduate students.
Description : How do mass media help shape our economic, cultural, political, and personal worlds? This provocative new edition of Gender, Race, and Class in Media engages you in critical media scholarship by encouraging you to analyze your own media experiences and interests. You will explore some of the most important forms of today’s popular culture—including the internet, social media, television series, films, music, and advertising—in three distinct but related areas of investigation: the political economy of production, textual analysis, and audience response. Multidisciplinary 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. You not only develop a comprehensive understanding of the media culture and communication processes, but also learn how media can be used to subvert prevailing narratives that reinforce the status quo. New to the Fifth Edition: Two new editors, Bill Yousman and Lori Bindig Yousman, have joined the editorial team of this bestselling book and bring a fresh perspective on critical media studies. Twenty-seven readings in the Fifth Edition are either new or substantially updated to reflect the rapid evolution of the field and to provide you with texts on current media. Revised section introductions highlight key concepts and identify compelling connections between the readings to provide you with a comprehensive critical introduction to media studies.
Description : 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.
Description : Race/Gender/Class/Mediaconsiders diversity in the mass media in three main settings: Audiences, Content, and Production. It brings together 53 readings--most are newly commissioned for this edition--by scholars representing a variety of social science and humanities disciplines. Together, these readings provide a multifaceted and often intersectional look at how race, gender, and class relate to the creation and use of media texts as well as the media texts themselves. Designed to be flexible in the classroom, the book begins with a detailed introduction to key concepts and presents a contextualizing introduction to each of the three main sections. Each reading contains multiple It's Your Turnactivities to foster student engagement and which can serve as the basis for assignments. The book offers a list of resources--books, articles, films, and websites--that are of value to students and instructors. Several alternate Tables of Contents are provided as options for reorganizing the material and maximizing the flexibility of the readings: by site of struggle (gender, race, class), by medium (television, print, digital, etc.), and by arena (journalism, entertainment). This volume is an essential introduction to interdisciplinary studies of gender, race, and class across mass media. ctors. Several alternate Tables of Contents are provided as options for reorganizing the material and maximizing the flexibility of the readings: by site of struggle (gender, race, class), by medium (television, print, digital, etc.), and by arena (journalism, entertainment). This volume is an essential introduction to interdisciplinary studies of gender, race, and class across mass media.
Description : ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products. Packages Access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included when purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson; check with the seller before completing your purchase. Used or rental books If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code. Access codes Access codes that are purchased from sellers other than Pearson carry a higher risk of being either the wrong ISBN or a previously redeemed code. Check with the seller prior to purchase. -- Updated in its 3rd edition, Lind's Race/Gender/Class/Media contains 51 readings that help readers to think critically about issues of race and gender in the media. The readings address a multitude of topics in three major sections-Audience, Content, and Production-and approach the matter of race and gender in the media from rhetorical, social scientific, and critical/cultural perspectives. The author places strong importance to introducing the material in the text and orienting the reader to the content through overviews, context-specific introductions, and descriptions of each reading.
Description : A variety of print, audio and visual media, including comics, trade publications, music and newspapers, are considered to explore the portrayal of gender and gender-related issues. With a focus on girls and women, the chapters ponder how media formats both shape, and are shaped by, the social order.
Description : A second edition of this textbook is now available. A great supplementary paperback for social problems or introductory sociology, as well as courses on gender, the family, or human sexuality. The only well-researched and well-written book that examines how and why sexual behavior and issues are different for women and men.