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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 ...

From Good Times to the Cosby Show: Perceptions of Changing Televised Images among Black Fathers and Sons
From good times to the cosby show: Perceptions of changing televised images among black fathers and sons

Young black men run the highest risk of losing their life to violent crimes (64.6%); 41% of black youth are raised in fatherless homes; and black males account for 42% of all men in American prisons

MatneyJohnson, 1984HareHare1984

With statistics like these, it is no wonder that the image of low-income black males in our society is often a dismal and confusing one, both on television and in reality. Many studies have examined televised male sex roles that evolve from stereotypical ideologies of gender. They indicate that images usually center around the male as ...

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