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Gender, Race, and Class in Media: A Critical Reader

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Author: Dines, Gail

Brand: SAGE Publications, Inc

Edition: 5

Binding: Paperback

Number Of Pages: 712

Release Date: 02-12-2017

Details: Product 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. About the 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.

Package Dimensions: 9.9 x 6.9 x 1.0 inches

Languages: English