Delights, Desires, and Dilemmas: Essays on Women and the Media

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Ann C. Hall
Praeger, Jan 1, 1998 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 168 pages

The question of the representation of women in the media has been an important one for feminists over the past three decades. This diverse collection of essays represents three major trends in feminist media studies: the liberal feminist perspective, which focuses on the media's tendency to misrepresent and oppress women; the postmodern perspective, which illustrates the ways in which women can participate in, enjoy, and sometimes subvert the dominant media; and the more recent attempts to identify and challenge the subtle backlash that threatens to obliterate feminist gains. The contributors cover a wide range of subjects, from advertisements for women's stockings to the life and death of Princess Diana.

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ANN C. HALL has published widely on drama, women's studies, and popular culture. She is the author of A Kind of Alaska: Women in O'Neill, Pinter, and Shepard and Delights, Dilemmas, and Desires: Essays on Women in the Media (Praeger). She served as the Treasurer and President of the Harold Pinter Society and the Midwest Modern Language Association. Hall teaches in the English Division as a Full Professor at Ohio Dominican University.

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