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Gender in focus: (New) trends in media

Edited by Carla Cerqueira, Rosa Cabecinhas & Sara I. Magalhães

This book was born with the aim to make a contribution to enrich the bigger picture. It sought to bring new insights to this research area, especially those that explore the interrelations and negotiations between (media) communication and gender through the use of interdisciplinary and intersectional approaches.

Over the past decades there have been marked changes in gender relations, in feminist activism, in the (media) communication industry, and in society in general. Now, in a globalized and media saturated world, the gendered picture is, consequently, different. The contemporary grammar is marked by diverse and complex tensions. After all, we’ve come a long way, but this area of research and activism is still loading... So, where do we stand today?

Carla Cerqueira and Rosa Cabecinhas are representatives of the Universidade do Minho, Communication Science Department, Portugal, an institutional member of IAMCR.

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Table of Contents

Gender and media: where do we stand today?
Carla Cerqueira, Rosa Cabecinhas, Sara I. Magalhães

I. Gender and communication studies

Stasis and shifts in feminist media scholarship
Carolyn M. Byerly

Gender and communication: problematizations, methodologies, intersections
António Fernando Cascais

Gender, sex and sexuality in two open access communication journals published in Portugal: a critical overview of current discursive practices
Zara Pinto-Coelho, Silvana Mota-Ribeiro

II. Gender representations

Giving voice to the patient in vegetative state: biopolitical intersections of discourses on human life and female body
Cláudia Álvares, Adalberto Fernandes

Sex-role stereotyping and sex discrimination regulation in advertising: the belgian case
Yaiza Janssens

Cher’s music videos. Gender as a performative construction
Orquídea Cadilhe

III. Gender and news

Sensitive to others: emotions, care and gender in the construction of news
Maria João Silveirinha

Framing gender and women politicians representation: print media coverage of spanish women ministers
Núria Fernandez-Garcia

Female politics in Parliament: addressing questions about political and journalistic representation
Carla Baptista, Ana Cabrera, Carla Martins, Teresa Mendes Flores

IV. Gender and media reception

A brief exploration of the effects of ICTs and social media on the gender activism in India post december 16th 2012
Adrija Dey

Women and digital reading: the gendering of digital reading practices
Carla Ganito, Cátia Ferreira

Title: Gender in focus: (New) trends in media
Editors: Carla Cerqueira, Rosa Cabecinhas & Sara I. Magalhães
Published: 2016
Pages: 241
Publisher: Centro de Estudos de Comunicação e Sociedade (CECS)
ISBN: 978-989-8600-55-4

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