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The Handbook of Gender, Sex, and Media

Edited by: Karen Ross
eISBN: 9781444338546
Print publication date: 2012


Subject Communication and Media Studies, Gender Studies

Key-Topics gender, sex

DOI: 10.1111/b.9781444338546.2012.x

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The Handbook of Gender, Sex, and Media

This volume represents a fundamental change in how we conceptualize the mediation of gender, sex, and sexualities. It brings together a collection of new research that includes, but also extends beyond, comparisons between woman/man, into considerations of more complex and fluid notions of sex and identity.

Each of the five themes in the collection opens with an authoritative, overview essay that provides a historical overview of the research and scholarship in the particular thematic, giving context to the articles that follow. Ranging across a number of different media, including print, television, and the Internet, this collection explores the ways in which, on the one hand, popular media are complicit in the stereotypical reproduction of sex and gender “norms” and, on the other, the ways in which we are increasingly becoming architects and chroniclers of our differently constituted selves.

The volume showcases new research at the cutting edge of media and communication practice and theory, offering genuinely novel insights into the complex set of relations that exists between gender, sex, sexualities, and the media.

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Ross, Karen (ed). The Handbook of Gender, Sex, and Media. Blackwell Publishing, 2012. Blackwell Reference Online. 26 May 2017 <http://www.blackwellreference.com/public/book.html?id=g9781444338546_9781444338546>



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