Delights, Desires, and Dilemmas: Essays on Women and the Media


The question of the representation of women in the media has been an important one for feminists over the past three decades. This diverse collection of essays represents three major trends in feminist media studies: the liberal feminist perspective, which focuses on the media's tendency to misrepresent and oppress women; the postmodern perspective, which illustrates the ways in which women can participate in, enjoy, and sometimes subvert the dominant media; and the more recent attempts to identify and challenge the subtle backlash that threatens to obliterate feminist gains. The contributors cover a wide range of subjects, from advertisements for women's stockings to the life and death of Princess Diana.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Jean Gregorek
  • Carol E. Dietrich
  • Julia Keller
  • Judith Roof
  • Susan E. Lorsch
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1998


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