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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 ...

Chapter 11: Orientalization of an “Almost White” Woman: A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Interlocking Effects of Race, Class, Gender, and Ethnicity in American Mass Media: The Case of the Missing Jewish Woman

Orientalization of an “Almost White” Woman: A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Interlocking Effects of Race, Class, Gender, and Ethnicity in American Mass Media: The Case of the Missing Jewish Woman
Orientalization of an “almost white” woman: A multidisciplinary approach to the interlocking effects of race, class, gender, and ethnicity in american mass media: The case of the missing jewish woman
SusanKray

Nearly all continuing major protagonists in episodic prime-time television within the past 3 years (viewing seasons 1990–1991, 1991–1992, and 1992–1993) are physically perfect, white, American1-born Christians of North European extraction. The images and voices of Jewish women are largely absent, even where the narrative seems to have made space for them. Jewish male characters do appear, but they pair with Gentile female characters.

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