Feminist interventions in international communication: minding the gap

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2008 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 337 pages
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This cutting-edge work critiques today's global mediascape through feminist perspectives, highlighting concerns of policy, power, labor, and technology. Starting with the general state of international communications, the book uses feminist political-economic and policy analyses to explore the globalization of media industries, including questions about women's employment and media content that is globally produced and consumed. A top-notch group of authors covers cases on online news, pornography and explicit material, political participation and democracy, policies for women's development, violence against women, labor practices and information workers, print media and publishing, public 'telecentres, ' media coverage of HIV/AIDS, and more. Providing fresh feminist insights into international communication, this essential book shows the important strides taken toward women's justice in these areas and how far there is yet to go

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Contents

Approach of the Curious Feminist
3
Feminist Issues and the Global Media System
17
The Hidden Dimension
33
Copyright

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\Katharine Sarikakis is senior lecturer in communications policy and director of the Centre for International Communications Research at the Institute of Communications Studies, University of Leeds. She is the author of Powers in Media Policy (Peter Lang 2004) and British Media in a Global Era (Arnold 2004), co-author of Media Policy and Globalization (Edinburgh University Press 2006), and the co-editor of Ideologies of the Internet (Hampton Press 2006). Leslie Regan Shade is associate professor at Concordia University's Department of Communication Studies in Montreal. She is the author of Gender and the Social Construction of the Internet (Peter Lang 2002), co-editor of Mediascapes: New Patterns in Canadian Communication (Nelson Thomson 2006), and co-editor of the Communications in the Public Interest series published by the Canadian Centre on Policy Alternatives.

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