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Feminism, Multiculturalism, and the Media
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Feminism, Multiculturalism, and the Media
Global Diversities

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September 1995 | 344 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
"This groundbreaking collection explores the intersecting variables of groups marginalized by the media. Contributors examine gender, race, class, sexual orientation, geography, and ethnicity in relation to feminist multicultural issues. . . . Highly recommended for students of feminism, multiculturalism, cultural studies, communication theory, and media analysis." --Choice "Most of the world's women experience multiple forms of oppression, yet few communication scholars have prioritized this profound reality. Professor Valdivia's collection examining feminism, multiculturalism, and the media is a welcome text for courses on women, minorities, and communication, plus an excellent resource for many other courses concerned with issues of diversity." --H. Leslie Steeves, University of Oregon "Many contributors illustrate contradictions in multicultural and feminist media perspectives. These embrace more than feminist analysis: They illustrate how gender, race, class, and ethnicity affect media coverage and reception, providing theoretical approaches to analyzing media coverage." --The Bookwatch The multiplicity of voices in this volume illustrates the contradictions inherent in multicultural and feminist perspectives on the media. Feminism, Multiculturalism, and the Media breaks new ground by exploring intersecting variables of oppression, from the personal to the political. The volume begins with feminist analyses but uncovers marginalized "others" in every area. These compelling case studies illustrate how issues of gender, race, class, sexual orientation, global origin, and ethnicity affect the coverage, portrayal, media production, and reception of every human being. The chapters present theoretical perspectives, provide examples of methodologies, focus on topics of current interest and global relevance, and represent a variety of media. An essential addition for any individual or classroom interested in critical perspectives on media, especially for courses on women in the media and minorities and the media.

 
PART ONE: THE PRODUCTION OF INTERVENTIONS
Angharad N Valdivia
Feminist Media Studies in a Global Setting
Beyond Binary Contradictions and into Multicultural Spectrums

 
Isabel Molina Guzmán
Living Theory through Practice
Race, Gender and Class in the Everyday Life of a Graduate Student

 
Lorna Roth, Beverly Nelson, and Kasennahawi Marie David
Three Women, a Mouse, a Microphone, and a Telephone
Information (Mis)Management during the Mohawk/Canadian Governments' Conflict of 1990

 
Marina Heung
Representing Ourselves
Films and Videos by Asian American/Canadian Women

 
Carolyn M Byerly
News, Conciousness, and Social Participation
The Role of Women's Feature Service in World News

 
 
PART TWO: (CON)TEXTUAL ANALYSES
Marguerite Moritz
Lesbian Chic
Our Fifteen Minutes of Celebrity?

 
Lisa M Cuklanz
News Coverage of Ethnic and Gender Issues in the Big Dan's Rape Case
Jasmine Paul and Bette J Kauffman
Missing Persons
Working-Class Women and the Movies, 1940-1990

 
Katherine Toland Frith
Advertising and Mother Nature
Rashmi Luthra
The `Abortion Clause' in US Foreign Population Policy
The Debate Viewed through a Postcolonial Feminist Lens

 
 
PART THREE: COMBINING METHODOLOGIES AND NARRATIVES
Susan Kray
Orientalization of an "Almost White" Woman
A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Interlocking Effects of Race, Class, Gender, and Ethnicity in American Mass Media. The Case of the Missing Jewish Woman

 
Frances Negrón-Muntaner
Watching Tongues Untie(d) while Reading Zami
Mapping Boundaries in Black Gay and Lesbian Narratives

 
Kyra D Gaunt
African American Women between Hopscotch and Hip-Hop
"Must Be the Music (That's Turnin' Me On)"

 

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