Feminism, media, and the law / edited by Martha A. Fineman and Martha T. McCluskey.

by Fineman, Martha, 1943-; McCluskey, Martha TLooking glass.

Publisher: New York ; Oxford University Press, 1997.Description: xii, 318 pages : illustrations, 1 portrait ; 26cm.ISBN: 0195096282; 0195096290.Subject(s): Feminism -- United StatesLooking glass | Sex and law -- United StatesLooking glass | Sexism in mass media -- United States | Women in mass media -- United States | Women -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United StatesLooking glassNote: Includes bibliographical references.
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The growing presence of women in the legal profession and the prominence of law as a site of feminist social change make the complex interrelationship between the media, feminism, and the law a critical concern across disciplines. Drawing on legal theory, cultural studies, journalism,
political science, sociology, and communications, this book presents a collection of essays that explore how the media represents and constructs gender, law, and feminism. Arranged thematically, these twenty-three articles are the work of distinguished academics and activists.

The collection begins with a section on "Portrayals of Feminism in the Media", which provides historical background on the media's treatment of feminist issues. The anthology proceeds with sections entitled "Feminism, Law, and Popular Culture"; "Essentializing Gender"; and "Media Images of
Violence". Giving fresh and provocative treatments to such complex and topical subjects as hate radio, Anita Hill, popular women's magazines, and the portrayal of women in film and television, Feminism, Media, and the Law is required reading for anyone interested in feminism and its relationship to
the media.

Includes bibliographical references.