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Title Feminism, media, and the law / edited by Martha A. Fineman and Martha T. McCluskey
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 1997


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 W'PONDS  305.420973 Fin/Fma  AVAILABLE
Description xii, 319 pages ; 26 cm
Contents Media images/feminist issues / Deborah L. Rhode -- Hate radio : why we need to tune in to Limbaugh and Stern / Patricia J. Williams -- The making of a "quota queen" : news media and the bias of objectivity / Laurel Leff -- The real Real Anita Hill, or the making of a backlash best-seller / Mary Coombs -- Fear of feminism : media stories of feminist victims and victims of feminism on college campuses / Martha T. McCluskey -- Glamour law : feminism through the looking glass of popular women's magazines / Julia E. Hanigsberg -- The movie of the week : law, narrativity, and gender on prime time / Elayne Rapping -- Rape on soaps : the legal angle / Dianne L. Brooks -- Pop justice : TV, motherhood, and the law / Isabel Karpin -- Law and racial reelism : Black women as celluloid "legal" heroines / Margaret M. Russell -- Women on trial : the female lawyer in the Hollywood courtroom / Cynthia Lucia -- Law, cultural media[tion], and desire in the lives of adolescent girls / Tracey E. Higgins & Deborah L. Tolman -- The politics of surrogacy narratives / E. Ann Kaplan -- "Bad mothers" and welfare reform in Massachusetts : the case of Claribel Ventura / Marie Ashe -- Spectacles of the strange : envisioning violence in the Central Park jogger trial / Kristin Bumiller -- Introduction : the seens and unseens of popular cultural representation / Lynn S. Chancer -- Crime news, crime fear, and women's everyday lives / Kathleen Daly & Amy Chasteen -- Lesbians, prostitutes, and murder : media constructs violence constructs power / Ann Russo -- Blindfolded : rape and the press's fear of feminism / Helen Benedict -- Race under construction : the master narrative of white supremacy in the media representation of African American/Korean American conflict / Lisa C. Ikemoto
Summary Drawing on legal theory, cultural studies, journalism, political science, sociology, and communications, this book presents a collection of essays that explore how the media represents and constructs gender, law, and feminism. Arranged thematically, these twenty-three articles are the work of distinguished academics and activists. Giving fresh and provocative treatments to such complex and topical subjects as hate radio, Anita Hill, popular women's magazines, and the portrayal of women in film and television, Feminism, Media and the Law is required reading for anyone interested in feminism and its relationship to the media
Analysis Feminism United States
Sex and law United States
Sexism in mass media
Women in mass media
Women Legal status, laws, etc United States
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-318)
Subject Feminism -- United States.
Sex and law -- United States.
Sexism in mass media -- United States.
Sexism in mass media.
Women in mass media -- United States.
Women in mass media.
Women -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States.
Author Fineman, Martha.
McCluskey, Martha T.
LC no. 96009457
ISBN 0195096282
0195096290 (alk. paper)