Encyclopedia of Gender in Media

Author: Mary Kosut
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412990793
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Encyclopedia of Gender in Media critically examines the role of the media in enabling, facilitating, or challenging the social construction of gender in our society.

Encyclopedia of Gender and Society

Author: Jodi O'Brien
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412909163
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Entries discuss the impact gender has had on cultural beliefs and practices, social and economic organizations, and individual lives.

Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender

Author: Carol R. Ember
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 030647770X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The central aim of this encyclopedia is to give the reader a comparative perspective on issues involving conceptions of gender, gender differences, gender roles, relationships between the genders, and sexuality. The encyclopedia is divided into two volumes: Topics and Cultures. The combination of topical overviews and varying cultural portraits is what makes this encyclopedia a unique reference work for students, researchers and teachers interested in gender studies and cross-cultural variation in sex and gender. It deserves a place in the library of every university and every social science and health department. Contents:- Glossary. Cultural Conceptions of Gender. Gender Roles, Status, and Institutions. Sexuality and Male-Female Interaction. Sex and Gender in the World's Cultures. Culture Name Index. Subject Index.

The O C

Author: Lori Bindig
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0739133160
Format: PDF, Docs
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The O.C.: A Critical Understanding, by Lori Bindig and Andrea M. Bergstrom, is a feminist cultural studies analysis of the hit television series The O.C. (2003-2007). The show is examined in terms of five ideological aspects as well as audience reception, auteur theory, aesthetics, and reality television imitators. Bindig and Bergstrom place The O.C. in a larger social context and explore the potential ramifications of popular media texts, as well as its lasting influence on media and culture.

Islam in its International Context

Author: Stephen Hutchings
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443831050
Format: PDF
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Changing attitudes to Islam profoundly influence political cultures and national identities, as well as policies regarding immigration, security and multiculturalism. Given that the majority of relevant scholarly works have either adopted monocultural perspectives, or approached Islam in its general, non nation-specific dimension, the need for in-depth, multi-nation studies is urgent. Islam itself, and responses to its rise, are becoming increasingly internationalised. It is therefore important that analyses of Islam-related phenomena are sensitive to the particular cultures in which they are encountered. This volume does precisely that. Contributions, some explicitly comparative, others implicitly so, cover perspectives from across Europe, the USA and the Middle East, along with new treatments of the rich diversity to be found in Islamic art, and discussions of inter-faith exchanges. They also represent a range of disciplinary approaches. Among the many issues addressed are: the challenges posed by the rise of Muslim radicalism to multicultural societies; various media treatments of the ‘War on Terror’; the national specificities of Islamophobic xenophobia; contemporary visual arts in Islamic societies; differing attitudes to the translation of religious texts. The authors include authoritative, international experts, balanced by promising, younger scholars.