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Media Messages : What Film, Television, and Popular Music Teach Us About Race, Class, Gender, and Sexual Orientation

Media Messages : What Film, Television, and Popular Music Teach Us About Race, Class, Gender, and Sexual Orientation - 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0765603371

Cover of Media Messages : What Film, Television, and Popular Music Teach Us About Race, Class, Gender, and Sexual Orientation 00 (ISBN 978-0765603371)
ISBN13: 978-0765603371
ISBN10: 0765603373
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 00
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe, Inc.
Published: 2000
International: No

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Media Messages : What Film, Television, and Popular Music Teach Us About Race, Class, Gender, and Sexual Orientation - 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0765603371

Linda Holtzman

ISBN13: 978-0765603371
ISBN10: 0765603373
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 00
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe, Inc.

Published: 2000
International: No
Summary

Do average Americans believe that what is portrayed on TV is more "real" than their own experience? This eye-opening book analyzes the kinds of messages about race, class, gender, and sexual orientation that are being conveyed in the entertainment media. The author examines the homogeneous images, characters, and themes that are offered on prime time television and in popular film and music, and their potential impact on the audience. She uses three main techniques -- reconstructing knowledge; personal experience; and entertainment assessment theory -- to illustrate media's view of the world and show how media stereotypes reinforce this view.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Connections: Life, Knowledge, and Media
Chapter 2: Gender: In Pink and Blue and Vivid Color
Chapter 3: Is the United States a Classless Society?
Chapter 4: Racing in America--Fact or Fiction?
Chapter 5: Stories of Race in Popular Culture
Chapter 6: Sexual Orientation and the Fabrication of "Normal"