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Feminist and gender media studies: a critical overview

Mendes, Kaitlynn and Carter, Cynthia 2008. Feminist and gender media studies: a critical overview. Sociology Compass 2 (6) , pp. 1701-1718. 10.1111/j.1751-9020.2008.00158.x

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This paper offers a general overview of past, current, and developing issues and debates in the growing field of gender and feminist media studies. Its main aim is to provide for those who are new to the field, as well as advanced students and researchers, a broad sense of what is now significant and important area of academic research. It engages with the differences and similarities between gender and feminist media studies, gendered communication systems, gendered news production, feminist methodologies and methods in communication research (textual, audience, and production based), the media's role in constructing gender, and gendered and feminist research by specific media form including advertising, magazines, film, television, news, radio, and the Internet and new media. The outline of research presented is not exhaustive; however, it attempts to trace certain significant developments in the field historically, conceptually, methodologically politically and trans-nationally.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Journalism, Media and Culture
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0080 Criticism
Publisher: Sage
ISSN: 1751-9020
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 02:10

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