Notes on Contributors vii
1 Introduction 1
Carolyn M. Byerly and Karen Ross
Part I Representing and Consuming Women 9
2 Media Coverage of Sexual Violence Against Women and Children 13
3 Exclusion and Marginality: Portrayals of Women in Israeli Media 39
4 Women Framed: The Gendered Turn in Mediated Politics 60
5 The Woman Warrior: A Feminist Political Economic Analysis of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 81
Part II Women’s Agency in Media Production 105
6 Feminist Interventions in Newsrooms 109
Carolyn M. Byerly
7 Working, Watching, and Waiting: Women and Issues of Access, Employment, and Decision-Making in the Media in India 132
8 “Dangerously Feminine?” Theory and Praxis of Women’s Alternative Radio 157
9 Cyberspace: The New Feminist Frontier? 185
"This international collection is rooted in political activism and feminist theory, a rare combination. With historical and theoretical background, key terms, and discussion questions, it's a valuable and provocative resource." Lana Rakow, University of North Dakota
"To any woman who has ever felt oppressed, repressed or supressed, Women and the Media: International Perspectives is a must read. [...T]hose of us who have the power of the voice owe it to our sisters in other countries to learn about the media's misrepresentations of women and initiate change. Sisters, unite-and read on!" Eureka Street
- Provides important insights into how gender is implicated in media industries.
- Address key issues of the gender-media relation, from an analysis of news media’s coverage of women politicians, to the marketing of ‘girl power’, to strategizing for equality in newsrooms.
- Highlights the theme that media have the potential both to reinforce the status quo in power arrangements in society but also to contribute to new, more egalitarian ones.
- Includes an introduction by the editors that carefully maps the contours of the international struggle between feminists and the media, section overviews, bibliographies, key terms, and discussion questions.