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4th Edition

Considering Diversity Across Audiences, Content, and Producers

Edited By

Rebecca Ann Lind

ISBN 9781138069794
Published March 13, 2019 by Routledge
310 Pages

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Book Description

Race/Gender/Class/Media considers diversity in the mass media in three main settings: Audiences, Content, and Production.

It brings together 53 readings—most are newly commissioned for this edition—by scholars representing a variety of social science and humanities disciplines. Together, these readings provide a multifaceted and often intersectional look at how race, gender, and class relate to the creation and use of media texts as well as the media texts themselves.

Designed to be flexible in the classroom, the book begins with a detailed introduction to key concepts and presents a contextualizing introduction to each of the three main sections. Each reading contains multiple It’s Your Turn activities to foster student engagement and which can serve as the basis for assignments. The book offers a list of resources—books, articles, films, and websites—that are of value to students and instructors. Several alternate Tables of Contents are provided as options for reorganizing the material and maximizing the flexibility of the readings: by site of struggle (gender, race, class), by medium (television, print, digital, etc.), and by arena (journalism, entertainment). This fourth edition also features a new text design that yields a more compact book without sacrificing any of the coverage of previous editions. 

This volume is an essential introduction to interdisciplinary studies of gender, race, and class across mass media.

Table of Contents

1: Laying a Foundation for Studying Race, Gender, Class, and the Media

Rebecca Ann Lind

Part I: Audiences

2: Media Effects

2.1. The Social Psychology of Stereotypes and Bias: Implications for Media Audiences

Bradley W. Gorham

2.2. Black Criminality 2.0: The Persistence of Stereotypes in the 21st Century

Travis L. Dixon

2.3. There Is Hope: Race, Gender, and the Uses and Gratifications of Social Media

Kelly Quinn and Dmitry Epstein

2.4. Body Image and Adolescent Girls’ Selfie Posting, Editing, and Investment

Jennifer Stevens Aubrey and Larissa Terán

2.5. Exploring Relationships Between Gender, Social Media Use, and Young Adults’ Well-Being

Marina Krcmar and Drew P. Cingel

2.6. The Income Gap in Online News: Analyzing the Prevalence and Influence of Partisan Slant

Alina Renee Oxendine

2.7. The Relationship Between Court Shows and Public Opinion About State Courts

Taneisha N. Means and Katha Sikka

3: Audience Studies

3.1. Re-meme-bering, Romanticizing, and Reframing the Obamas Online

Francesca Sobande

3.2. Fashioning the Ummah: A Thoroughly Modern Muslim Movement

Sabah Firoz Uddin

3.3. Challenging the Invisibility of Women’s Postpartum Scars

Scarlett Cunningham

3.4. I comment, Usted Comenta: Reader Comments on Diversity in English- and Spanish-Language Newspapers

Danny Paskin

3.5. "Somebody Is Bound to Call You Out": Young Latinos’ Digital Media Use and Political Participation

Vanessa de Macedo Higgins Joyce, Issa Galvan, and Jené Shepherd

3.6. Arguing Over Images: Native American Mascots and Race

C. Richard King

3.7. How TV News Makes Arabs and Muslims Feel About Themselves

Dina Ibrahim and Aymen Abdel Halim

3.8. "Not Country": The CMAs and the Beyoncé Backlash

Tejan Green Waszak and Jason Takayuki Ueda

3.9. A Case Study of Race and Twitter Activism: #BamaSits in Response to Colin Kaepernick

George L. Daniels

Part II: Content

4: Journalism and Advertising

4.1. I Am Not Your Negro: James Baldwin’s Challenge to Whiteness and Media

Dwight E. Brooks

4.2. Framing the Immigration Story

Patti Brown

4.3. Framing Feminism

Rebecca Ann Lind and Colleen Salo Aravena

4.4. Boyfriends and Romeo Pimps: Narratives of Romance in News Coverage of Sex Trafficking

Anne Johnston and Barbara Friedman

4.5. Hispanic Cultural Identity in US Spanish-Language Newspapers

María José Coperías-Aguilar and Josep Lluís Gómez-Mompart

4.6. Disrupting the Thin, Sexy Stretch of Whiteness: Representations of Yoga Practices

Judy L. Isaksen

4.7. Political Cartoons and the Black Lives Matter Movement

Anish Vanaik, Dwaine Jengelley, and Rolfe Peterson

4.8. She’s a 10, He’s a 2: Playboy Cartoons and a Culture of Male Entitlement

Pamela Hill Nettleton

4.9. Mediating Indigenous Identity: Exploring Cultural Persistence and Revival in Moonshot

Andrew Dietzel

4.10. "The More You Subtract, the More You Add": Cutting Girls Down to Size in Advertising

Jean Kilbourne

4.11. Sex Sells—But Gender Brands

Greg Niedt and Julia C. Richmond

5: Film and Television

5.1. Race, Hierarchy, and Hyenaphobia in The Lion King

Naomi Rockler-Gladen

5.2. Lifetime's UnReal Unmakes the Rural South

Christina R. Belcher

5.3. Pretty, Big Violence in Big Little Lies

Robert Alan Brookey and Spencer Coile

5.4. Transing Sin-Dee Rella: Representations of Trans Women of Color in Sean Baker’s Tangerine

Gust A. Yep, Fatima Zahrae Chrifi Alaoui, and Ryan M. Lescure

5.5. "People Tell Me I’m White": Stephen Colbert and Comic Deconstruction of Colorblindness

Jonathan P. Rossing

5.6. The Chiaroscuros of White Postfeminist Empowerment in The Fall

Rebeca Maseda García and María José Gámez Fuentes

5.7. It’s Okay That We Back-Stab Each Other: Cultural Myths That Fuel the Battling Female in The Bachelor

Jennifer S. Kramer

5.8. Wicked Stepmothers Wear Dior: Hollywood’s Modern Fairy Tales

Lea M. Popielinski

5.9. Honing Hegemonic Masculinity: A Look at I Love You, Man and Get Hard

Sarah E. Fryett

5.10. Bella’s Choice: Deconstructing Ideology and Power in The Twilight Saga

Leslie A. Grinner

5.11. Mixed Romance at the Movies: Toward a Respectful Representation

Marga Altena

5.12. We Need to Talk... About Relational Conflict in Scripted Television

Cassandra Alexopoulos, Amelia Couture, and Grace Hope Wolff

6: Music and New Media

6.1. "Trust Me. I Am Not a Racist":Whiteness, Media, and Millennials

Christopher P. Campbell

6.2. Knocked Up Knockouts: Pregnancy, Media, and the Sexy Bump

Natalie Jolly

6.3. Special Rights for Queers? Content, Patterns, and Context of Anti-LGBTQ Internet Hate Speech

Cynthia A. Cooper

6.4. Not Just Jezebel: Black Women, Nicki Minaj, and Sexualized Imagery in Rap Music

Kiana Cox

6.5. Eminem’s "Love the Way You Lie" and the Normalization of Men’s Violence Against Women

Rachel Alicia Griffin and Joshua D. Phillips

6.6. Music Video Images of Ballet

Tessa Nunn

Part III: Production

7: Media Industries and Producing Media Content

7.1. "Never About My Work, Never About My Motivations": Exploring Online Experiences of Women Journalists of Color

Gina M. Chen and Paromita Pain

7.2. And Then There Were Two: Telling the Coming Out Stories of Jason Collins and Michael Sam in Sports Media

Andrew C. Billings, Leigh M. Moscowitz, and Qingru Xu

7.3. Exploring Gay/Straight Relationships on Local Television News

Mark Saxenmeyer

7.4. Target vs. Total Marketing: The Paradox of Producing Diverse Mainstream Content

Charisse L'Pree Corsbie-Massay

7.5. Eddie Huang: Fresh Off the Boat

Dear Aunaetitrakul

7.6. Is Siri a Little Bit Racist? Recognizing and Confronting Algorithmic Bias in Emerging Media

Michael L. Austin

7.7. The Historical Contexts of Women’s and Minorities’ Access to Broadcasting

Rebecca Ann Lind

7.8. Encouraging Diverse Women's Success in Information Communication Technologies and Media Spaces

Paula Gardner and Suzanne Stein

8: Epilogue and Resources

Rebecca Ann Lind

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Rebecca Ann Lind is Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her research interests include race, gender, class, and media; new media studies; media ethics; journalism; and audiences.