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Feminism, Multiculturalism, and the Media: Global Diversities

by Valdivia SAGE Publications, Inc
Pub Date:
11/1995
ISBN:
9780803957756
Format:
Pbk 344 pages
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''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
Feminist Media Studies in a Global Setting - Angharad N Valdivia
Beyond Binary Contradictions and into Multicultural Spectrums
Living Theory through Practice - Isabel Molina Guzmán
Race, Gender and Class in the Everyday Life of a Graduate Student
Three Women, a Mouse, a Microphone, and a Telephone - Lorna Roth, Beverly Nelson, and Kasennahawi Marie David
Information (Mis)Management during the Mohawk/Canadian Governments' Conflict of 1990
Representing Ourselves - Marina Heung
Films and Videos by Asian American/Canadian Women
News, Conciousness, and Social Participation - Carolyn M Byerly
The Role of Women's Feature Service in World News
PART TWO: (CON)TEXTUAL ANALYSES
Lesbian Chic - Marguerite Moritz
Our Fifteen Minutes of Celebrity?
News Coverage of Ethnic and Gender Issues in the Big Dan's Rape Case - Lisa M Cuklanz
Missing Persons - Jasmine Paul and Bette J Kauffman
Working-Class Women and the Movies, 1940-1990
Advertising and Mother Nature - Katherine Toland Frith
The `Abortion Clause' in US Foreign Population Policy - Rashmi Luthra
The Debate Viewed through a Postcolonial Feminist Lens
PART THREE: COMBINING METHODOLOGIES AND NARRATIVES
Orientalization of an "Almost White" Woman - Susan Kray
A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Interlocking Effects of Race, Class, Gender, and Ethnicity in American Mass Media. The Case of the Missing Jewish Woman
Watching <i>Tongues Untie(d) </i>while Reading <i>Zami</i> - Frances Negr&oacute;n-Muntaner
Mapping Boundaries in Black Gay and Lesbian Narratives
African American Women between Hopscotch and Hip-Hop - Kyra D Gaunt
"Must Be the Music (That's Turnin' Me On)"