Mediated Women : Representations in Popular Culture

ISBN-10: 1572732407
ISBN-13: 9781572732407
Edition: 1st 1999
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Description: Mediated Women investigates the meanings behind the representations of women in popular culture through primarily qualitative textual analyses of films, television programmes, the news, magazines, music videos, and advertising.

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Book details

List price: $34.50
Edition: 1st
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Hampton Press, Incorporated
Binding: Paperback
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Mediated Women investigates the meanings behind the representations of women in popular culture through primarily qualitative textual analyses of films, television programmes, the news, magazines, music videos, and advertising.

Acknowledgments
About the Contributors
Introduction
Fracturing Womenp. 3
Reinforcing Stereotypes
Messages to Women on Love and Marriage From Women's Magazinesp. 25
Reader's Digest on Women: Antifeminist Articulations of "The Second Sex"p. 39
The Pornography of Everyday Lifep. 57
Mammy Goes to Las Vegas: Showgirls and the Constancy of African-American Female Stereotypesp. 81
Tales of Difference: Representations of American Indian Women in Popular Film and Televisionp. 91
Who is the Puerto Rican Woman and How is She?: Shall Hollywood Respond?p. 111
From Rags to Riches: The Story of Class Advancement in Women's Figure Skating Coveragep. 133
Limit/ed/ing Challenges
"More Power!": Negotiating Masculinity and Femininity in Home Improvementp. 153
"We Are Your Neighbors": Serving in Silence and the Simulated Lesbianp. 165
Only a Joke?: The Standup Comedy of Women of Colorp. 181
Madonna: Transgression and Reinscriptionp. 205
New York Times Coverage of Anita Hill as a Female Cipherp. 225
Complexities and Contradictions
The Portrayal of Women in Television Advertisingp. 253
Gender, Melrose Place, and the Aaron Spelling Legacyp. 271
Film Noir, Feminism, and the Femme Fatale: The Hyper-Sexed Reality of Basic Instinctp. 287
"Who Talks Like That?" Foregrounding Stereotypes on The Nannyp. 305
Representing Progress
And She Lived Happily Ever After ... The Disney Myth in the Video Agep. 321
Las Familias y Las Latinas: Mediated Representations of Gender Rolesp. 339
Immigrant Inscriptions: Redefining Race and Gender in Mississippi Masalap. 355
Gettin' Real Love: Waiting to Exhale and Film Representations of Womanist Identityp. 369
News, Feminism and the Dialectics of Gender Relationsp. 383
Author Indexp. 405
Subject Indexp. 413
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