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Author Gauntlett, David.

Title Media, gender and identity : an introduction / David Gauntlett
Edition Second edition
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2008
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Contents Introduction -- Some background debates -- Representations of gender in the past -- Representations of gender today -- Giddens, modernity and self-identity -- Michel Foucault : discourses and lifestyles -- Queer theory and fluid identities -- Men's magazines and modern masculinities -- Women's magazines and female identities -- Directions for living : role models and self-help discourses -- Exploring identity stories -- Conclusions
Summary Popular media present a vast array of stories about women and men. What impact do these images and ideas have on people's identities? The new edition of Media, Gender and Identity is a highly readable introduction to the relationship between media and gender identities today. Fully revised and updated, including new case studies and a new chapter, it considers a wide range of research and provides new ways for thinking about the media's influence on gender and sexuality. David Gauntlett discusses movies such as Knocked Up and Spiderman 3, men's and women's magazines, TV shows, self-help books, YouTube videos, and more, to show how the media play a role in the shaping of individual self-identities
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Mass media and culture.
Mass media and sex.
Sex differences in mass media.
Sex role in mass media.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0203930010 (electronic bk.)
0415396603 (hbk. ; alk. paper)
0415396611 (paperback; alk. paper)
9780203930014 (electronic bk.)
9780415396608 (hbk. ; alk. paper)
9780415396615 (paperback; alk. paper)