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by David Gauntlett

  • Author: David Gauntlett
  • ISBN: 0415396603
  • ISBN13: 978-0415396608
  • ePub: 1682 kb | FB2: 1642 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Social Sciences
  • Publisher: Routledge; 2 edition (May 14, 2008)
  • Pages: 336
  • Rating: 4.1/5
  • Votes: 141
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Media, Gender and Identity: An Introduction ePub download

David Gauntlett is Professor of Media and Communications at the University of Westminster, London. He is the author of several books on media audiences and identities, including Moving Experiences (1995, 2005) and Creative Explorations (2007).

David Gauntlett is Professor of Media and Communications at the University of Westminster, London.

David Gauntlett (born 15 March 1971) is a British sociologist and media theorist, and the author of several books including Making is Connecting. His earlier work concerned contemporary media audiences, and has moved towards a focus on the everyday making and sharing of digital media and social media, as well as the power of making in general, and the role of these activities in self-identity and building creative cultures.

David Gauntlett explores the gender landscape of contemporary media and draws theory. This book is affiliated solely with Princeton Cambridge Publishing Group LLC "The Magic of Believing&q. Pencil Drawing Techniques. 22 MB·91,700 Downloads·French. 24 MB·3,442 Downloads·New! STEELS provides a metallurgical understanding of commercial steel grades and the design. 46 MB·2,376 Downloads·New!

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Home Browse Books Book details, Media, Gender, and Identity: An Introduction. David Gauntlett draws on recent theories of identity negotiation and queer theory to understand the place of popular media in people's lives. Media, Gender, and Identity: An Introduction. Why explore the relationship between media, gender and identity? Media and communications are a central element of modern life, whilst gender and sexuality remain at the core of how we think about our identities.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-270) and index. 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 idenities - Men's magazines and modern male identites - Women's magazines and female idenities today - Directions for. Living: role models, pop music and self-help discourses - Conclusions.

Media, Gender and Identity. First published 2002 by Routledge.

Media, Gender and Identity book.

The book includes: A comparison of gender representations in the past an. .

The book includes: A comparison of gender representations in the past and today, from James Bond to Ugly Betty.

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.

The book includes:

acomparison of gender representations in the past and today, from James Bond to Ugly Betty an introduction to key theorists such as Judith Butler, Anthony Giddens and Michel Foucault an outline of creative approaches, where identities are explored with video, drawing, or Lego bricks aCompanion Website with extra articles, interviews and selected links, at: www.theoryhead.com.
A new edition is needed, but this book remains a very good assignment in communication and gender courses. I have used it for several semesters. It's especially good in explaining a variety of philosophical perspectives, especially those of Foucault and Butler.
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Had to buy this for class reading.
It was so cheap, haha, the least costly item I had to buy for school hands down.
The reading is actually pretty interesting though. It's good as research material, and the writing is a little more informal than most, which makes it easy to read. A good starting point for researching the topic of gender identity, and for discussions.
This book provided a lot of insight that was relevant to the information covered in my women and gender studies course.
I had to order this book for school and decided to order online because the price was much cheaper than that at the bookstore. I got supersaver shipping (which helped a lot) and I got my book before classes started.
I was very excited when I first read the synopsis and reviews for this book. I thought it would make a great text for my Gender and the Media course, because it uses up to date examples and covers a wide range of media forms. Although I am a psychologist, I want to teach my course from an interdisciplinary perspective and thought choosing a text from a different discipline would be the perfect way to give a more diverse perspective on how to approach the subject matter. Unfortunately, upon reading the book, it became clear that the author has contempt for how psychologists approach gender identity and media studies. Rather than incorporating the psychological literature with work from other disciplines to form a fuller understanding of the topic, the author implies that quantitative research on social phenomena is fruitless. Furthermore, he interjects derogating comments about psychological research throughout the text. I personally believe the best way to truly understand how media, gender, and identity intersect would be to draw from both quantitative and qualitative studies and recognize that incorporating different theoretical perspectives and methodologies strengthens an analysis. The author clearly does not share my opinion, and thus I think his book only serves to further isolate scholars who should be trying to work together.
There are dozens of books on popular culture and its relation to gender and identity issues out there, but this one is extraordinary: concise, up-to-date, and very readable. Mr Gauntlett wrote not only an introduction to the main theories of popular culture like Giddens, Foucault or queer theory - he illustrated all the discussed theoretical concepts with recent examples like movies, TV series, music, websites, and magazines.
If you are a student of media studies and always wanted to know how popular culture influences our lifestyles and our concepts of gender and identity - grab this book! It is well written and clearly structured with plenty of cross-references and suggestions for further reading. A unique feature is the accompanying website where additional material can be found.
The language is accessible and the ideas enlightening, (although the author has a terribly annoying fondness for the word 'whilst'). I am just a little over half way through the book, but I am pleased so far at what seems to be the conciseness of this overview of gender, media and identity. This book is perfect for a beginner like myself.
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