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The Media Gaze

Representations of Diversities in Canada

By Augie Fleras

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Format: Paperback, 314 pages
Published In: Canada, 01 July 2012
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A long-overdue exploration of Canadian media bias that will be of interest to students in communications, sociology, gender, and critical race studies.

Table of Contents

Preface Part 1: Seeing Like the Mainstream Media 1 Disassembling Media 101 2 Conceptualizing Media Gazes Part 2: Media Acting Badly - The Politics of Media Gazes 3 Racialized Media, Mediated Racism 4 A Gendered Media: Male Media Gazes in a Feminist World 5 Media, Classed: Framing the Rich, the Poor, and the Working In-Between 6 Sexuality in the Media: The New Media Gays 7 Engaging Age(ism): Young Adults, Older Adults Part 3: The (Mis)Representational Processes - Case Studies in Seeing Like the Media 8 Racializing Immigrants/Refugees: News Framing the Other Within 9 Advertising Beauty: What Is Dove Really Doing? 10 Reclaiming a Muscular Masculinity: Televising a Working-Class Heroic / With the assistance of Dr. Shane Dixon 11 Framing Religion: Media Blind Spot or Coverage That Blinds? Part 4: Gazing against the Grain - Toward an Oppositional Media Gaze 12 Social Media as Oppositional Gaze 13 Unsilencing Aboriginal Voices: Toward an Indigenous Media Gaze 14 Ethnic Media: "Empowering the People" Conclusion: Re-engaging the Media Gaze References Index

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The Media Gaze presents the hidden biases of the Canadian media industry to show how diversities and difference are systematically misrepresented by the mainstream media.

About the Author

Augie Fleras is a professor of sociology at the University of Waterloo.

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Written by an author in full control of his subject matter, "The Media Gaze" will be of great use in classes on media and cultural studies, as well as by those in the media profession. An extremely engaging, soundly researched, important book. ? Frances Henry, co-author of "The Colour of Democracy: Racism in Canadian Society, " 4th edition This is the first time that ageism, gay, lesbian, "working class" masculinities, Aboriginal, and a range of other minority representations are brought together under discussions of the politics of identity and representation in Canada. "The Media Gaze" is an exceptionally important book, and will be used widely in sociology, communications, gender studies, and journalism courses. ? Catherine Murray, School of Communication, Simon Fraser University, and Former Vice President of Media & Telecommunications at Decima Research "The Media Gaze" makes a major contribution to the growing field of media analysis of race, class, and gendered representations. It will become a prime source for students working in critical media studies, and for scholars looking for an updated analysis of the Canadian mediascape. ? Yasmin Jiwani, author of "Discourses of Denial: Mediations of Race, Gender, and Violence" "The Media Gaze" makes a major contribution to the growing field of media analysis of race, class, and gendered representations. It will become a prime source for students working in critical media studies, and for scholars looking for an updated analysis of the Canadian mediascape. - Yasmin Jiwani, author of Discourses of Denial: Mediations of Race, Gender, and Violence

EAN: 9780774821377
ISBN: 077482137X
Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.2 centimetres (0.42 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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