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Through a Feminist Kaleidoscope: Critiquing Media, Power, and Gender Inequalities

  • Ingrid Bachmann
  • Dustin HarpEmail author
  • Jaime Loke
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Part of the Comparative Feminist Studies book series (CFS)

Abstract

Since its first forays as an academic discipline, feminist media theory and research have made important contributions to our understandings of women’s status, gender ideologies, and the complex circumstances that define and often constrain women’s lives. It continues to do so in the current globalized world and increasingly complex media landscape and in so doing it underscores the need for transdisciplinary, transnational, intersectional, and encompassing approaches to gender and media. In this chapter, we review feminist media studies and address the challenges in contemporary cultural contexts, while providing a roadmap for this edited volume.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of CommunicationsPontificia Universidad Católica de ChileSantiagoChile
  2. 2.Department of CommunicationUniversity of Texas at ArlingtonArlingtonUSA
  3. 3.Bob Schieffer College of CommunicationTexas Christian UniversityFort WorthUSA

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