The SAGE Handbook of Gender and Communication is a vital resource for those seeking to explore the complex interactions of gender and communication. Editors Bonnie J. Dow and Julia T. Wood, together with an illustrious group of contributors, review and evaluate the state of the gender and communication field through the discussion of existing theories and research, as well as through identification of important directions for future scholarship. The first of its kind, this Handbook examines the primary contexts in which gender and communication are shaped, reflected, and expressed: interpersonal, organizational, rhetoric, media, and intercultural/global.
Chapter 17: Critical Studies in Gender/Sexuality and Media
Critical Studies in Gender/Sexuality and Media
If I had been asked a decade and a half ago to provide an overview of the state of critical studies of gender/sexuality and media—especially as engaged by communication scholars—I could have written a very short essay focusing on a very small number of readings of representations of (homo)sexuality in mass ...