Gender, Race, and Class in Media : A Critical Reader

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This new edition of Gender, Race, and Class in Media engages students in critical media scholarship by encouraging them to analyze their own media experiences and interests. Students explore some of the most important forms of today’s popular culture—including the internet, social media, television series, films, music, and advertising—in three distinct but related areas of investigation: the political economy of production, textual analysis, and audience response. Multidisciplinary issues of power related to gender, race, and class are integrated into a wide range of articles examining the economic and cultural implications of mass media as institutions. Students not only develop a comprehensive understanding of the media culture and communication processes, but also learn how media can be used to subvert prevailing narratives that reinforce the status quo.


ISBN 9781506380100 (paperback)