Sexual Rhetoric: Media Perspectives on Sexuality, Gender, and Identity

Synopsis

This work explores, through case studies and critical analyses, how media depictions affect the social construction of gender, sexuality, and identity. Through a combination of historical and contemporary topics, scholars examine the stereotypical portrayal of women and men and the contexts within which these stereotypes are illustrated. The studies also discuss the sociopolitical implications of symbols and images associated with these gender representations. Concrete references to particular media support both the methodological and theoretical approaches of the different essays. These quantitative and qualitative studies expose the myriad ways in which the media intervenes in our perception of popular culture.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Jacqueline Bacon
  • Allessandria Polizzi
  • Gene Murray
  • Diana York Blaine
  • Jacqueline C. Hitchon
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1999