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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 ...

Feminist Media Studies in a Global Setting: Beyond Binary Contradictions and into Multicultural Spectrums
Feminist media studies in a global setting: Beyond binary contradictions and into multicultural spectrums
Angharad N.Valdivia

Multicultural feminist media research is quite a mouthful. In both practical and theoretical terms there is so much to consider, so much to discuss. This book strives to provide a map with some of the major signposts for this discussion. The map is neither static, two-dimensional, nor complete, for there is no monolithic vision for multicultural feminist media studies. As Jesus Martín Barbero (in Rowe & Schelling, 1991, p. 13)1 has noted, this “map is nocturnal because the terrain has still to be made visible.” The reader is encouraged to fill in the gaps and to see ...

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