Diversity in U.S. Mass Media

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John Wiley & Sons, Oct 23, 2017 - Social Science - 408 pages
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An updated edition of the comprehensive resource that covers the various areas associated with representations of diversity within the mass media

The second edition of Diversity in U.S. Mass Media presents a review of the evolution and the many issues surrounding portrayals of social groups in the mass media of the United States. Unfortunately, all too often mass media depictions play a crucial role in shaping our views about individuals and social groups. Filled with instructive insights into the ways social groups are represented through the mass media, Diversity in U.S. Mass Media offers a better understanding of groups and individuals different from ourselves.

The revised second edition is filled with recent, illustrative examples from the media. Comprehensive in scope, the authors address a wide range of issues that include representations of race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, class, and religion in films, television, and the press. The authors encourage readers to question what is being presented and explore the extent to which they agree with the perspectives that are described.

Diversity in U.S. Mass Media is an important resource that:

  • Offers an understanding of how various social groups are being represented in the mass media
  • Explores how diverse communities inform and intersect with one another
  • Draws on updated studies on the topic and presents original research and observations
  • Includes new chapters on media portrayals of mixed race relationships and multiracial/multiethnic people and representations of religion and faith
  • Accompanied by a companion website for instructors including many useful pedagogical tools, such as a test bank, viewing list, exercises, and sample syllabi

Revised and updated, the second edition of Diversity in U.S. Mass Media offers a broad perspective on the myriad issues that influence how the media portrays social groups. Throughout the text, the authors show consistencies as well as differences in media representations of minority groups in the United States.

 

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Contents

Tables
1
Figures
13
Representations of American Indians
29
ceremony
33
Representations of African Americans
51
Babes in Arms directed by Busby Berkeley for MGM 1939
55
Representations of HispanicsHispanic Americans
75
control and maids Do they break or reinforce stereotypes?
82
LGBT in Entertainment Television
229
2 Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Cam and Mitch from
233
LGBT in Music and Radio
235
Representations of Age
247
Age in the News
263
People with Disabilities in Entertainment Television
277
uplifting portrayal?
280
Representations of Class
293

Representations of ArabsArab Americans
97
2 Actress Yasmine Al Massri in Quantico 2015
109
episode of The Walking Dead series 2010
132
8
143
High School Musical 2006
154
9
165
Representations of Gender in Magazines Newspapers and Advertising
197
Gender in Newspapers
204
Gender Trends and the Male Gaze
212
Representations of Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender People in the Media
221
her children in 1936
305
Concluding Remarks
308
Representations of Religion and Faith in the Media
313
The Diary of Anne Frank 1959
319
Mass Media Industries Addressing Diversity
333
Conclusion
357
Digging Deeper
365
The Symbolic Annihilation of a Social Group
366
Index
379
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About the author (2017)

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.

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