Rethinking Embodiment: In Feminist Media Studies

By: Sudhir Kumar Singh
Pub. Date: 2010
Print ISBN-13: 9788175332560
Subject: Women Studies
Price: USD 40.00 USD 30

In an era of increasing globalization, women continue to be underrepresented and stereotyped in national, international and global news media. The problem is exacerbated when traditional geographic boundaries are crossed and the media in one country report on issues and events, particularly those that impact women, in another country. Feminist Media Studies provides a transdisciplinary transnational feminist approaches to the field of media and communication studies, with attention to the historical, philosophical, cultural, social, political, and economic dimensions and analysis of sites including print and electronic media, film and the arts, and new media technologies. Over the past few decades feminist media has flourished, to become a major influence on the fields of media, film and cultural studies. At the same time, the cultural shift towards 'post-feminism' has raised questions about the continuing validity of feminism as a defining term for this work. This book explores the changing and often ambivalent relationship between the three terms : women, feminism and media in the light of the recent debates.