Diversity in U. S. Mass Media

ISBN-10: 1405187921
ISBN-13: 9781405187923
Edition: 2011
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Book details

Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 9/2/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 382
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

Catherine A. Luther is Associate Professor and the Associate Dean for Academic Programs in the College of Communication and Information at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, and was once a television news producer for American and Japanese television networks.#60;/p#62;#60;p#62;Carolyn Ringer Lepre is Associate Professor at Marist College in New York who once worked as an Assistant Editor for Martha Stewart Living.#60;/p#62;#60;p#62;Naeemah Clark teaches Media Management and Operations at Elon University in North Carolina.#60;/p#62;

Preface
Introduction
Social Identity
Racial/Ethnic Identity
Gender Identity
Sexual Identity
Age Identity
Disability Identity
Class Identity
Organization of Book
Reflection Questions and Thoughts to Consider
Notes
Theoretical Foundations of Research in Mass Media Representations
Mass Media Representations: Social Psychological Perspectives
Framing
Social Comparison Theory
Socialization
Cultivation Theory
Media Representations: Critical Perspectives
Hegemony
The Concept of Representation
Feminist Theory
Three Waves of Feminism
Concluding Remarks
Reflection Questions and Thoughts to Consider
Notes
Representations of Native Americans
Historical Background to Native American Representations
Native Americans in Film
Native Americans in Entertainment Television
Representation of Native Americans in the News
Native Americans and New Media
Concluding Remarks
Reflection Questions and Thoughts to Consider
Notes
Representations of African Americans
Historical Background to African American Representations
African Americans in Film
African Americans in Entertainment Television
African American Music
Representation of African Americans in the News
African Americans and Advertisements
African Americans in the Media Business
Concluding Remarks
Reflection Questions and Thoughts to Consider
Notes
Representations of Hispanics
Historical Background to Hispanic Representations
Hispanics in Film
Hispanics in Entertainment Television
Spanish-language Programs in the United States
Hispanics and Radio
Representation of Hispanics in the News
Spanish-language Newspapers in the United States
Spanish-language Magazines in the United States
Hispanics in Advertising
Hispanics and New Media
Concluding Remarks
Reflection Questions and Thoughts to Consider
Notes
Representations of Arabs/Arab Americans
Historical Background to Arab/Arab American Representations
Arabs/Arab Americans in Film
Arabs/Arab Americans in Entertainment Television
Representation of Arabs/Arab Americans in the News
Concluding Remarks
Reflection Questions and Thoughts to Consider
Notes
Representations of Asians/Asian Americans
Historical Background to Asian/Asian American Representations
Asians/Asian Americans in Film
Asians/Asian Americans in Entertainment Television
Representation of Asians/Asian Americans in the News
Concluding Remarks
Reflection Questions and Thoughts to Consider
Notes
Representations of Gender in Television, Film, and Music Videos
Historical Background to Gender Representations in Film and Television
Gender in Film
Gender in Entertainment Television
Gender in Music Videos
Concluding Remarks
Reflection Questions and Thoughts to Consider
Notes
Representations of Gender in Print Media and Advertising
Historical Background to Women in the Print Media
Gender in Magazines
Gender in Print News
Gender in Advertising
Gender Trends and "The Male Gaze"
Gender in New Media
Concluding Remarks
Reflection Questions and Thoughts to Consider
Notes
Representations of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, and the Transgendered in the Media
Historical Background to LGBT Representations
LGBT in Film
LGBT in Entertainment Television
LGBT in Music and Radio
Representations of LGBT in the News
LGBT and Magazines
LGBT and Advertising
LGBT and New Media
Concluding Remarks
Reflection Questions and Thoughts to Consider
Notes
Representations of Age
Historical Background to Ageist Stereotypes and the Myths of Aging
Senior Citizens and Teenagers in the United States
Age in Film
Representations of Older and Elderly People
Representations of Teenagers
Age in Entertainment Television
Representations of Older and Elderly People
Representations of Teenagers
Representations of Age in the News
Representations of Older and Elderly People
Representations of Teenagers
Age and New Media
Concluding Remarks
Reflection Questions and Thoughts to Consider
Notes
Representations of People with Disabilities
Historical Background to Representations of People with Disabilities
People with Disabilities in Film
People with Disabilities in Entertainment Television
People with Disabilities in the News
People with Disabilities in Advertising
Concluding Remarks
Reflection Questions and Thoughts to Consider
Notes
Representations of Class
Historical Background to Class Representations
Representations of Class in Film
Representations of Class in Entertainment Television
Representations of Class in the News
Concluding Remarks
Reflection Questions and Thoughts to Consider
Notes
Mass Media Industries Addressing Diversity
Broadcast News and Newspaper Industries and Diversity
The Magazine Industry and Diversity
Entertainment Industry and Diversity
The Mass Media Industry and Diversity Statements/Initiatives
Interviews with Mass Media Professionals
Brent Merrill
Kent Takano
Lisa Fernandez
Rebecca Traister
Richard Prince
Huma Razvi
Reflection Questions and Thoughts to Consider
Notes
Conclusion
Common Threads in Mass Media Representations
Psychological Impact of Mass Media Representations
Minority Media as Counteracting Agents
Reflection Questions and Thoughts to Consider
Notes
Digging Deeper
One Representation Replaces Another
Suggestions for Further Exploration
Sexuality and Power
Suggestions for Further Exploration
Rules and Regulations Impact Representations
Suggestions for Further Exploration
The Symbolic Annihilation of a Social Group
Suggestions for Further Exploration
Minorities as the "Other"
Suggestions for Further Exploration
Reliance of the News on White "Expert" Sources
Suggestions for Further Exploration
"False" Framing and Misrepresentation
Suggestions for Further Exploration
Online = New Opportunities
Suggestions for Further Exploration
Changes, Contradictions, and an Ever-moving Continuum
Suggestions for Further Exploration
Notes
Glossary of Key Terms/Concepts
References
Index

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