Feminist Media Studies
Feminist Media Studies

<i>Feminist Media Studies</i> is a cutting-edge introduction to the core and emerging theories, methods, and approaches in a field that has blossomed over the past twenty-five years.

Adopting an intersectional approach – a framework concerning the interconnected character of oppression based on gender, race, class, and other constructed identities – Alison Harvey takes a global view of gendered practices in and around the media. She provides an accessible overview of classical and contemporary issues in media culture by exploring the past, present, and future of feminist media studies, accounting for changes in the media landscape, from digital technologies and globalized media systems to emergent inequalities, discourses, and practices. By engaging with research from a diverse body of scholarship, this book situates feminist media studies as vital to researching and analysing a range of significant issues.

The go-to textbook for a new generation of students, as well as an important resource for scholars, <i>Feminist Media Studies</i> is both an exciting invitation to the field and a passionate call to arms.

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  • December 2019
  • 224 pages
  • 145 x 229 mm / 6 x 9 in
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  • 9781509524464
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Table of Contents

1 Introduction to Intersectional Feminist Media Studies
2 Feminist Media Critique
3 Representing Gender
4 Transnational Feminist Media Studies
5 Feminist Digital Media Studies
6 Gendered Media Work
7 Conclusion: The Future of Feminist Media Studies and Action

About the Author
Alison Harvey is Lecturer in Media and Communication at the University of Leicester.
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‘Alison Harvey offers an excellent introduction to contemporary gender-based media research while advocating an ethical, intersectional, and interdisciplinary approach that attends to possible sites for action. Clearly presenting the key concerns, methods, and theories at play in feminist media criticism, and insightfully revealing both the challenges of such work and the potential opportunities that arise from it, Harvey provides an informative, well-crafted roadmap for the newbie feminist media scholar as well as a refreshingly provocative update for those already working in this area.’
Mary Celeste Kearney, University of Notre Dame

‘Drawing on diverse scholarship and emphasizing intersectionality, this is a timely and necessary book that demonstrates how feminist media studies should approach our rapidly changing media environments. Alison Harvey succinctly explicates methods committed to social justice, and signposts key concepts in a student-friendly way.’
Aristea Fotopoulou, University of Brighton

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