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

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Gail Dines, Jean M. Humez
SAGE Publications, 2011 - Social Science - 671 pages
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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 third 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. Throughout, Gender, Race and Class in Media examines the mass media as economic and cultural institutions that shape our social identities, especially in regard to gender, race, and class.

A comprehensive introductory section outlines the book's integrated approach to media studies, which incorporates three distinct but related areas of investigation: the political economy of production, textual analysis, and audience response. More than three quarters of the readings are new to this Third Edition, and all have been edited for maximum accessibility. Together with new section introductions by Dines and Humez, the readings provide a comprehensive critical introduction to mass media studies.

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Some of Gail Dines theses are interesting, some are even valid, some are deplorable and many more are situated in the neighborhood of sheer craziness. Read full review

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Because of the ambitious nature of the topic, it was inevitable that the book could not get to everything about media (ie tv, radio, film, newspaper, etc.). Still, I found the articles in this ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Gail Dines is a professor of sociology and womens 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 womens studies at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, where she has taught courses in both womens studies and American studies and chaired the womens 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 womens 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.

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