Gender, race, and class in media: a text-reader

Front Cover
Sage Publications, 2003 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 776 pages
0 Reviews
Incisive analyses of mass media including such forms as talk shows, MTV, the internet, soap operas, television sitcoms, dramatic series, pornography, and advertising-enable this provocative new edition of Gender, Race and Class in Media to engage students in critical mass media scholarship. Issues of power related to gender, race, and class are integrated into a wide range of articles examining the economic and cultural implications of mass media as institutions, including the political economy of media production, textual analysis, and media consumption. Ten new, original essays are included in this text, along with compelling previously published articles and book chapters by both established media scholars and new voices in the field. Together with new section introductions by Gail Dines and Jean Humez, the readings provide a solid yet accessible critical introduction to mass media studies. Features: Authority. Original essays and important reprinted articles from renowned scholars comprise this comprehensive and diverse volume Accessibility. Work in cultural studies and queer theory is made accessible to undergraduate students Activist Philosophy. Extensive bibliography and media resources encourage conscientious activism. Integrated analysis. Race is examined throughout the text rather than treated in a separate chapter. New to the Second Edition: Expanded coverage of "queer" representations in mass media New section introductions provide readers with a guide for each section New section on the violence debates and a new section on the Internet Two sections devoted to consumerism, marketing, and advertising Recommended for courses in mass media, feminist theory, race, class, and gender, and social theory in the Sociology, Communication, and Women's Studies disciplines. Also recommended as a general reference title for scholars and anyone interested in the representation of race, class, and gender in the media.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.


Changing Industry Structure
Family Class

42 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2003)

Gail Dines is professor of Sociology and Women’s Studies at Wheelock College in Boston, where she is also chair of the American Studies department. She has been researching and writing about the pornography industry for well over twenty years. She has written numerous articles on pornography, media images of women and representations of race in pop culture. Her latest book is PORNLAND: How Pornography has Hijacked our Sexuality. She is a cofounder of the activist group Stop Porn Culture!

Jean M. Humez is Professor Emerita of Women’s Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, where she taught courses in both women’s studies and American studies, and chaired the Women’s Studies Department. She designed and taught an undergraduate Women and the Media course early in her career, and through her interest in media text analysis came to collaborate with Gail Dines on this book. She has also published books and articles on African American women’s spiritual and secular autobiographies, and on women and gender in Shaker religion. Her most recent book is Harriet Tubman: The Life and the Life Stories.