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“This groundbreaking collection explores the intersecting variables of groups marginalized by the media. Contributors examine gender, race, class, sexual orientation, geography, and ethnicity in relation to feminist multicultural issues…. Highly recommended for students of feminism, multiculturalism, cultural studies, communication theory, and media analysis.” --Choice “Most of the world's women experience multiple forms of oppression, yet few communication scholars have prioritized this profound reality. Professor Valdivia's collection examining feminism, multiculturalism, and the media is a welcome text for courses on women, minorities, and communication, plus an excellent resource for many other courses concerned with issues of diversity.” --H. Leslie Steeves, University of Oregon “Many contributors illustrate contradictions in multicultural and feminist media perspectives. These embrace more than feminist analysis: They illustrate how gender, race, class, and ...

Lesbian Chic: Our Fifteen Minutes of Celebrity?
Lesbian chic: Our fifteen minutes of celebrity?
MargueriteMoritz

When, within a matter of months, lesbians appear on the covers of Newsweek, New York Magazine, and Vanity Fair, when the family-hour drama Picket Fences has two teenage girls exploring their mutual attraction, and when Roseanne successfully convinces ABC to air her infamous kiss with Mariel Hemingway, one might wonder whether a revolution has taken place in the nation's most influential media circles. Indeed, the attention lesbians are receiving today in the mass media is long overdue and in some senses gratifying, but despite “Lesbian Chic,” “The Power and the Pride,” and other such encouraging headlines, media practices—in particular news media practices—continue to be deeply implicated in the perpetuation of a sexist, ...

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