Women in Media: A Reference Handbook

by
Amy M. Damicoauthor

Amy M. Damico, PhD, is professor of communication and faculty adviser to the Endicott Scholars Honors Program at Endicott College in Beverly, MA.

Women in Media: A Reference Handbook

20220708

ABC-CLIO

Pages 368
Topics Entertainment Industry;Women of Color;Women and Sports;Women and Careers;Television;Social Media;Sexual Harassment;Radio;News Media;Media Portrayals of Women;Media;Internet;Gender Stereotypes;Gender Portrayals;Gender Discrimination;Film;Feminism;New Woman in Early Media

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Women in Media: A Reference Handbook

Author(s): Damico, Amy;
Contributors: Damico, Amy;
Abstract:

This title provides a broad overview of how women are portrayed and treated in America's news and entertainment industries, including film, television, radio, the internet, and social media.

This book provides a one-stop resource for understanding the participation and representation of women in the U.S. media in such areas as narrative film, scripted television programming, advertising, video games, news, and sports. Coverage is wide-ranging and comprehensive, covering historical developments and trends as well as such relevant issues as gender disparities in pay and advancement opportunities, stereotypical gender portrayals in popular entertainment, sexual harassment in America's media and entertainment industries, and the dearth of positive media representations of women of color.

Engaging with this history and reading about current issues related to this topic will be useful to those interested in understanding more about why women's engagement in media—in such roles as performer, journalist, producer, and writer—is important. It will also help readers better understand how and why problematic media representations of women hinder efforts to achieve full gender equality in American society.

  • Provides readers with an understanding of the history of women's representation in developing and contemporary media industries</li>

  • Highlights and discusses current issues related to women's representation in media forms</li>

  • Offers perspectives from a variety of writers on specific elements of women's representation and professional prospects in American media industries</li>

  • Profiles accomplished women who have impacted media industries in meaningful ways</li>

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SortTitle: women in media: a reference handbook
Keyword(s): Entertainment Industry; Women of Color; Women and Sports; Women and Careers; Television; Social Media; Sexual Harassment; Radio; News Media; Media Portrayals of Women; Media; Internet; Gender Stereotypes; Gender Portrayals; Gender Discrimination; Film; Feminism; New Woman in Early Media
Author Info:
Amy M. Damicoauthor

Amy M. Damico, PhD, is professor of communication and faculty adviser to the Endicott Scholars Honors Program at Endicott College in Beverly, MA.

eISBN-13: 9781440876066
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Print ISBN-13: 9781440876059
Imprint: ABC-CLIO
Pages: 368
Publication Date: 20220708
Series: Contemporary World Issues