“Texts are only representations but people process images as reality.”

Links related to Stereotypes; Gender Issues; Representations in the media; See also Body Image

Key quote: “The media do not merely represent; they also recreate world as desirable, and saleable. What they reproduce is chosen, not random, not neutral, and not without consequence”. (source)

 

Recommended Texts/Videos:

Image and Representation: Key Concepts in Media Studies

Media and Male Identity: The Making and Remaking of Men

Cover: Understanding Representation.
Understanding Representation
Edited by Wendy Helsby


Representation: Cultural Representations and Signifying Practices
(Culture, Media and Identities Series)


Gender and the Media


Gender, Race
& Class In Media


Young People and Gendered Media Messages
ISBN
91-89471-296


Femme Fatalities
Representations of
Strong Women in
the Media


Critical Readings:
Media & Gender


Lesson Plans:  
Gender Equity &
Media Literacy


Media Images &
Representations 

(Native Americans)

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