Race/Gender/Media: Considering Diversity Across Audiences, Content, and Producers, 2nd Edition
©2010 |Pearson | Out of print
Rebecca Ann Lind, University of Illinois at Chicago
©2010 |Pearson | Out of print
Race/Gender/Media contains 43 readings that help students to think critically about issues of race and gender in the media. The readings address a multitude of topics in three major sections–Production, Content, and Audience–and approach the matter of race and gender in the media from rhetorical, social scientific, and critical/cultural perspectives. The author places a strong emphasis on introducing the material in the text and orienting the student to the content through overviews, context-specific introductions, and descriptions of each reading.
Table of Contents: (*= updated; + = new)
1. *Laying a Foundation for Studying Race, Gender, and the Media.
2. Considerations of Media Effects.
The Social Psychology of Stereotypes: Implications for Media Audiences, Bradley W. Gorham.
+"He was a Black Guy:” How News’s Misrepresentation of Crime Creates Fear of Blacks, Travis L. Dixon.
+Believing Blogs: Does a Blogger's Gender Influence Credibility?, Cory L. Armstrong & Mindy McAdams.
All I Really Needed to Know (About Beauty) I Learned by Kindergarten: A Cultivation Analysis, Susannah R. Stern.
Body Image, Mass Media, Self Concept, Michelle A. Wolf, Sandra L. Nichols, & Dave Decelle.
3. Audience Reception, Use, and Interpretation of Media Content.
“Why Don't You Act Your Color?”: Pre-Teen Girls, Identity, and Popular Music, Pamela J. Tracy.
*“Women Who Look Like Me”: Cultural Identity and Reader Responses to African American Romance Novels, Gwendolyn E. Osborne.
+Finding Home in a Song and a Dance: Nation, Culture, Bollywood, Sheena Malhotra.
+Audience Interpretations of “Crash,” Debbie A. Owens.
“Bamboozled?”: Audience Reactions to a Spike Lee Film, Dwight E. Brooks & George L. Daniels.
Arguing Over Images: Native American Mascots and Race, C. Richard King.
The Relevance of Race In Interpreting a TV News Story, Rebecca Ann Lind.
4. Journalism, Advertising, and Public Relations.
Interpreting Media Representation at the Intersections of White and Christian Supremacy, Jaideep Singh.
+What's In a Name?: Framing the Immigration Story, Patti Brown.
*Confronting the Front Pages: A Content Analysis of U.S. Newspapers, Cynthia M. Lont & M. Junior Bridge.
+Online News and Race: A Content Analysis of the Portrayal of Stereotypes in a New Media Environment, Christopher S. Josey, Ryan J. Hurley, Veronica Hefner & Travis L. Dixon.
“The More You Subtract the More You Add”: Cutting Girls Down to Size in Advertising, Jean Kilbourne.
+Gambling with Identity: American Indian Self-Representations on Tribal Web Sites. Susan Dente Ross & David Cuillier.
+Consuming Orientalism: Images of Asian/American Women in Multicultural Advertising, Minjeong Kim & Angie Y. Chung.
5. Film and Entertainment Television.
Race, Hierarchy, and Hyenaphobia in “The Lion King,” Naomi Rockler-Gladen.
+Wicked Stepmothers Wear Dior: Hollywood's Modern Fairy Tales, Lea M. Popielinski.
Hip-Hop Sees No Color: An Exploration of Privilege and Power in “Save The Last Dance,” Leslie A. Grinner.
+The White Man's Burden: Gonzo Pornography and the Construction of Black Masculinity, Gail Dines.
+"Me, Only Better!": Reality Makeover Television and Post-Feminist Gender Ideology, Laura Portwood-Stacer.
+The Feminist Façade: The Construction of the Female Presidency on Prime-Time Television, Emily Berg.
Talking about Racism on the “Oprah Winfrey Show,” Janice Peck.
+Queer Life for the Straight Eye: Television's Commodification of Queerness, Laura Stempel.
6. Music and New Media.
* “Music to Riot By”: Calls to Racial Violence in the Oi! Music Scene, Jody M. Roy.
Eminem in Mainstream Public Discourse: Whiteness and the Appropriation of Black Masculinity, Jon B. Martin & Gust A. Yep.
+The Gendered Practice of Music Fandom Online, Marjorie Kibby.
+Women on Women: The Representation of Women by Female Rap Artists, Katie Blevins & Adrienne Biddings.
*Pixel Pinups: Images of Women in Video Games, Nina B. Huntemann.
+Community Blogging as Relational and Identity Resolution: Gender, Race and the “PostSecret” Phenomenon, Jody D. Morrison.
+Pink Sofas, Purple Roofs: Lesbians in Online Chat, Rob K. Baum.
*Cyber-Hate and the Disinhibiting Effects of Anti-Gay Speech on the Internet, Cynthia A. Cooper.
7. Producing Documentary and Entertainment Programming.
“Who Is the Market for This Film?” The Politics of Distributing “Mixing Nia,” Ralina L. Joseph.
Barricaded Intersections: “Any Day Now” and the Struggle to Examine Ethnicity AND Gender, Amanda D. Lotz.
Locating Butch in “Out of Bounds:” Female Football Players, Expressions of Masculinity, and Participatory Cinema, Cynthia Conti.
The “Tom Joyner Morning Show:” Activist Urban Radio in the Age of Consolidation, George L. Daniels & Dwight E. Brooks.
8. Media and Related Organizations.
+Using Feminist Standpoint Theory to Discover Latinas' Realities in Public Relations Organizations, Donnalyn Pompper.
+Women in Television and Radio News, Robert A. Papper.
Women in British Broadcasting: An Examination of Perceived Opportunities and Constraints, Rebecca Ann Lind.
+American Journalism and the Politics of Diversity, Rodney Benson.
9. *Epilogue: Concluding Thoughts, Additional Resources.
Appendix: Alternate Tables of Contents.
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