Gendered Transformations

Theory and Practices on Gender and Media

Edited by Tonny Krijnen, Claudia Alvares, and Sofie Van Bauwel

Gendered Transformations

Edited by Tonny Krijnen, Claudia Alvares, and Sofie Van Bauwel

Distributed for Intellect Ltd

With an Introduction by Liesbet van Zoonen
239 pages | 7 x 9 | © 2011
Paper $35.50 ISBN: 9781841503660 Published August 2010 Not for sale in the United Kingdom or Europe

Comprising the most current scholarship from leading experts in the fields of gender and media studies, Gendered Transformations offers readers a new foundation from which to reexamine traditional perspectives on gender. Organized into sections concerning representational politics, embodied performance, and social constructions of reality, these essays explore a wide variety of concerns from a similarly wide variety of perspectives, from essentialist to anti-essentialist. A thought-provoking contribution to a number of disparate fields, Gendered Transformations offers a rare interdisciplinary approach to gender that reflects the most recent developments in media theory and methodology.

       Liesbet van Zoonen

Section I: Gendered Politics
Chapter 1: Silent Witness: News Sources, the Local Press and the Disappeared Woman
       Claudia Alvares
Chapter 2: Tracing Gendered (In)visibilities in the Portuguese Quality Press
       Claudia Alvares
Chapter 3: Women’s Time Has Come: An Archaeology of French Female Presidential CandidatesFrom Arlette Laguiller (1974) to Ségolène Royal (2007)
       Marlène Coulomb-Gully
Chapter 4: Gender Analysis of Mediated Politics in Germany
       Margreth Luenenborg, Jutta Roeser, Tanja Maier and Kathrin Mueller

Section II: Embodied Performativities
Chapter 5: Hollywood, Resistance and Transgressive Queerness: Re-reading Suddenly, Last Summer (1959), The Children’s Hour (1961), and Advise & Consent (1962)
       Frederik Dhaenens, Daniel Biltereyst and Sofie Van Bauwel
Chapter 6: Political Blogging: At a Crossroads of Gender and Culture Online?
       Olena Goroshko and Olena Zhigalina
Chapter 7: XXY: Representing Intersex
       Begonya Enguix Grau
Chapter 8: Disciplining Fantasy Bodies in Second Life
       Georgia Gaden and Delia Dumitrica

Section III: Gendered Socializations
Chapter 9: Reality TV’s Contribution To the Gender Differentiation of Moral-Emotional Repertories
       Tonny Krijnen
Chapter 10: ’Casualizing’ Sexuality in Teen Series. A Study of Gendered Sexual Discourses In the Popular American Teen Series One Tree Hill and Gossip Girl
       Elke Van Damme
Chapter 11: Media Constructions of Gender in ICT Work
       Martha Blomqvist and Kristina Eriksson
Chapter 12: Looking For Gender Equality in Journalism
       Sinikka Torkkola and Iiris Ruoho

       Claudia Alvares, Sofie Van Bauwel and Tonny Krijnen
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