1st Edition

Race and Gender in Electronic Media Content, Context, Culture

Edited By Rebecca Ann Lind Copyright 2017
    406 Pages
    by Routledge

    406 Pages
    by Routledge

    This volume will feature research examining the consequences, implications, and opportunities associated with issues of diversity in the electronic media. The topics of gender and race in electronic media have been hot topics of study and remain so today. The book will consider race and gender issues in both historical and contemporary (including newly emerging) electronic media, and will focus on: 1) media content, 2) media audiences, and 3) media production. Chapters may reflect the intersection of race and gender, or overlap with either race or gender and other types of difference such as class, religion, and physical ability.

    Series Editor Foreword

    Robert Avery


    About The Contributors


    1. Race and Gender in Electronic Media: Perennial Challenges and Opportunities

    Rebecca Ann Lind

    PART I: Content

    2. Race and Sex in Prime Time: Five Decades of Research 

    Nancy Signorielli

    3. Frames of the Olympic Host: Media Coverage of Russia's Anti-Gay Legislation

    Andrew C. Billings, Leigh M. Moscowitz & Yiyi Yang

    4. Uniquely Glee: Transing Racialized Gender 

    Gust Yep, Sage E. Russo, Jace K. Allen & Nicholas T. Chivers

    5. The Challenge of Warrior Women: Gender, Race, and Militarism in Media

    Mary Douglas Vavrus

    6. Nurturing New Men and Polishing Imperfect Fathers Via Hetero- and Homosocial Relationships in Pixar Films

    Bruce W. Finklea

    7. The Blind Gaze of the Zombie Normalizes the Landscape: Killing off Inequalities When Walking Among the Dead

    Kim Baker

    PART II: Context: Audiences, Effects, Reception

    8. Manipulating Race and Gender in Media Effects Research: A Methodological Review Using the Media FIT Taxonomy

    Charisse L'Pree Corsbie-Massay

    9. Portrayals of Latinos in the Media and the Effects of Exposure on Latino & Non-Latino Audiences

    Dana Mastro & Alexander Sink

    10. Understanding How the Internet and Social Media Accelerate Racial Stereotyping and Social Division: The Socially Mediated Stereotyping Model

    Travis L. Dixon

    11. Our country, Our Language, Our Server: Xenophobic and racist discourse in League of Legends

    Robert Alan Brookey & Charles Ecenbarger 

    12. #IfTheyGunnedMeDown: Postmodern Media Criticism in a Post-Racial World

    Christopher P. Campbell

    13. The Democratic Potential of Feminist Twitter

    Linda Steiner & Stine Eckert

    14. Producing Sexual Cultures and Pseudonymous Publics with Digital Networks

    Ben Light

    15. Islamic Fashion Images on Instagram and The Visuality of Muslim Women

    Kristin M. Peterson

    PART III: Culture: Media Industries, Policy, Production

    16. Women's Access to Media: Legal Dimensions of Ownership and Employment in the United States

    Carolyn M. Byerly & Alisa Valentin

    17. Second Class Netizens: Race and the Emerging Mobile Internet Underclass

    Philip M. Napoli & Jonathan A. Obar

    18. "Damseling for Dollars": Toxic Technocultures and Geek Masculinity

    Adrienne L. Massanari

    19. This Week in Blackness and the Construction of Blackness in Independent Digital Media

    Sarah Florini

    20. Problems and Prospects of Spanish Language Television Broadcasting in the United States

    Alan B. Albarran & Nicole Warncke

    21. Ethical Sensitivity Assessment in Educational Settings: Examining Awareness of Ethical Issues Related to Media and Diversity

    Rebecca Ann Lind & Tammy Swenson-Lepper


    Rebecca Ann Lind is an associate professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois.