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She can bring home the bacon, fry it up in the pan, and please her man: The popular media influence perceptions of women and their role(s) in society. But what of men? Indeed, men and masculinity have been the norm, the yardstick against which women–and the women's movement–have been measured. Although the development of men's studies has gained momentum, little has been published that focuses on the media and their relationship to men as men. Men, Masculinity, and the Media addresses this shortcoming. Scholars from communication studies, sociology, social studies, humanities, and political science investigate past media research on men and masculinity. They also examine how the media serve to construct masculinities, how men and their relationships have been depicted, and how men respond to ...

Images of Men in Sport Media: The Social Reproduction of Gender Order
Images of men in sport media: The social reproduction of gender order

Partly in response to the women's movement and growth of feminist scholarship, conventions for representing gender in mass media have come under increasing scrutiny during the past two decades. To date, however, these efforts have been limited in three ways. First, content analyses have focused almost exclusively on women and, as Craig observed in Chapter One, men's roles in media have been tacitly viewed as unproblematic.1 Second, most studies have relied on mainstream sex-role theory, which assumes that mass media transmit stereotypical gender images that shape role expectations and, in turn, inform behavior and identity. Sex-role theory frequently ignores or underemphasizes power ...

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