Concludes that socialist feminism offers the greatest potential for a comprehensive framework that addresses. Feminist legal theory spring 2016 professor laura rosenbury. In this course, we will read feminist theory, queer theory, and other critical theory in order to examine constructions of. However, an attention to values is a theme that emerges across many scholars definitions of feminist. Women have something valuable to contribute to every aspect of the world. In simple terms, feminist theory is a theory on womens rights and gender equality. By naming sexism as the problem it went directly to the heart of the matter. It aims to understand the nature of gender inequality. Symbolic interactionism through social media by jaycee nelson. Media theory and media policy the handbook of media and mass.
Sexuality is that social process which creates, organizes, ex presses, and directs desire, creating the social beings we know as. I liked this definition because it did not imply that men were the enemy. Chapter one introduces the concepts of oppression and authority in sport for females. A very short summary of liberal feminist theory and practice elizabeth cady stanton, 1880 many activists have offered theoretical defenses of equal rights for women, including important americans such as elizabeth cady stanton pictured above and frederick douglass seneca falls. Indeed, virtually all dimensions of sociological theory have been reevaluated through the lens of feminist theory. Summary this chapter discusses how theory inspires research on media and communication policy. A very short summary of liberal feminist theory and practice elizabeth cady stanton, 1880 many activists have offered theoretical defenses of equal rights for women, including important americans such as elizabeth cady stanton pictured above and frederick douglass seneca falls convention, 1848. Five challenges for the future of mediaeffects research. In the united states, this alternativenatural birth movement has come. Different worlds or possible cooperation danica minie.
Chapter and page numbers in this syllabus will refer to this edition unless otherwise noted. It can be argued that there have been real improvements in the way that women are now represented in the media possibly because of the increase in women working in the media, sometimes in positions of power. Readings and discussion questions feminist theory special. Feminist theory believes that an individuals personality is strongly influenced by gender roles, social identity, and oppression. Whether it be the gaze of a medic who defines the body as healthy or diseased, or the connoisseur who defines it as beautiful or ugly, the female body is caught in a perpetual cycle of judgment and categorization 1. Misogyny created feminist theory, and feminist theory has helped create masculinity. In this issue introduction by jonathan beller about this issue by catherine sameh about the contributors recommended reading online resources part 1 mediating the social in the aporia of ontology and epistemology. Marxist theory argues that society is fundamentally constructed of the relations people form as they do and make things needed to survive humanly. Symbolic interactionism through social media by jaycee. Not only does this book have a breathtaking theoretical and empirical scope but it also delivers complex ideas with an admirable clarity and situates them in the changing political and cultural contexts which are so crucial to understanding their development and significance. Current versions of liberal feminist theories, however, are more sophisticated in their. Assessing the feminist view that conventional malestream theories are inadequate for an understanding of women in society feminism is divided into several different versions. It was established in 2001 with three issues a year, and is published by routledge. Ecofeminism is based on the theory that the oppression of women and the oppression of nature are fundamentally linked.
Rush, autumn grubbswetnam, and christina lane the focus of this chapter is the ways in which communication theory and method can provide a richer, more complex and enlightening canvas of the human condition, when they draw their. The editorsinchief are cynthia carter cardiff university and radha s. Karen horney karen horney was a german psychologist whos theories challenged freudian views. Current perspectives in feminist media studies 1st. Apr 12, 2017 feminist theory and advertisements visual studies ashley paige young the female body is constantly subjected to the judgmental gaze. To take another example, the theoretical parts of most studies. Many advertisements show that women are supposed to be thin and beautiful instead of smart and independent. Rather, there have been evolutions of the different frameworks under the broad heading of feminist theory since the late 1700s. This general overview will show a gradual shift from an obvious con. Women, feminism and media is a brilliant interdisciplinary synthesis of decades of academic and activist debate.
This damages womens selfimage and it also distorts mens view of women. Assessing the feminist view that conventional malestream. Symbolic interactionism does not necessarily have to be physically. Men, masculinities, and feminist theory 37 03kimmel. That is, it applies philosophies, concepts, and logics articulating feminist principles and concepts to media processes such as hiring, production. In this course, we will read feminist theory, queer theory, and other critical theory in order to examine constructions of gender and the roles legal systems play in those constructions. Argues that liberal feminism speaks only to white, heterosexual, middle and upper class women and is incapable of addressing most womens concerns. There is no original or primary gender a drag imitates, but gender is a kind of. Wearing a cross necklace could represent that a person is religious. Even in childrens movies, a damsel in distress always need to be rescued by a man. Transdisciplinary stories of transmedia ecologies learning by katie king.
Apply feminist theory to your own research interests and home disciplines required readings. As an oppressed group, women have been unable to achieve their potential, receive rewards, or gain full participation in society. The first feminist theories were primarily defensive, and. The variety of feminisms and their contribution to gender equality introduction my focus is the continuities and discontinuities in recent feminist ideas and perspectives.
Key concepts hegemonic masculinity patriarchal dividend. I am going to discuss the development of feminist theories as to the sources of gender inequality and its pervasiveness, and the different feminist political solutions and. Media logic versus the logic of network governance repub. To scholars of media studies, the materiality of ict and other communication media is essential for understanding media e. Feminine theory feminist approach to personality can be viewed more as an attitude than a specific theory. Transforming visions and diverse voices, jean lau chin posits that there is no singular definition of feminist leadership 2007. Society is composed of everpresent interactions among individuals who share symbols and their meanings. Feminist literary theory suggestions people are yet to yet eventually left the writeup on the game, or otherwise read it but. Phrase searching you can use double quotes to search for a series of words in a particular order. That is, cultural condemnation leveled against women by religious writers, philosophers, and popular discourses across centuries and cultures produced rebuttals by women and men. It involves the study of womens roles in society which include their rights, privileges, interests, and concerns. The variety of feminisms and their contribution to gender. Studies on mediatisation describe how the media have gained.
Current perspectives in feminist media studies features contributions written by a diverse group of stellar feminist scholars from around the world. Feminist theory is the extension of feminism into theoretical, fictional, or philosophical discourse. Key concepts queer theory heterosexual matrix performativity. Rush, autumn grubbswetnam, and christina lane the focus of this chapter is the ways in which communication theory and method can provide a richer, more complex and enlightening canvas of. Except for one, girls from womens studies dont come to our activities. At the same time, the scholarly literature around this specific form.
Implicit in feminist theory is a parallel argument. A very short summary of liberal feminist theory and practice. Feminist theory and advertisements visual studies ashley paige young the female body is constantly subjected to the judgmental gaze. Definition feminism is the belief that women should have equal rights to men. Feminist literary theory so far with regards to the ebook we now have sexualtextual politics. For example, world war ii with quotes will give more precise results than world war ii without quotes.
Feminist theory is an international interdisciplinary journal that provides a forum for critical analysis and constructive debate within feminism theoretical pluralism feminist diversity feminist theory is genuinely interdisciplinary and reflects the diversity of feminism, incorporating perspectives from across the broad spectrum of the humanities and social sciences and the full range of. With changing power equations in the world and with women assuming new responsibilities, the mass media has become an important tool to help men and women adjust to contemporary life. Mackinnon sexuality is to feminism what work is to marxism. The goal of feminism is a social change of unequal relations between men and women. Feminist media theory looks at selfiecity elizabeth losh university of california, san diego the word selfie became the oxford english dictionarys neologism of the year for 20. Media effects theory, selective exposure, media violence, computermediated communication cmc, mass communication, mass media, metaanalysis. Toward a politics of measure by patricia ticineto clough a naturalcultural collection of affections. Women, feminism and media edinburgh university press. It examines womens and mens social roles, experiences, interests, chores, and feminist politics in a variety of fields, such as anthropology and sociology, communication, media studies, psychoanalysis, home economics, literature. The journal is abstracted and indexed in communication.
As much of media studies lauds the postidentity potential of new media platforms, eliding the question of difference, the scholars, activists, and cultural workers here remind us of the importance of critical media theory informed by the intellectual and political contributions of those struggling for justice in all its feminist, queer, anti. In ecofeminist literature, ecofeminism is often described as the belief that environmentalism and feminism are intrinsically connected. The 1990s saw an interest beginning on how masculinities were being represented in the media. Sport and traditions of feminist theory involves a philosophical examination of the opportunities that are offered to females who seek authority in sporting participation, by an examination of the ideas that emanate from various streams of feminist thought. Leadership is not a position or a person but a process of influence, often. Wildcard searching if you want to search for multiple variations of a word, you can substitute a special symbol called a wildcard for one or more letters. However, they all share several common assumptions. Feminism is the doctrine advocating social, political, and economic rights for women equal to those of men.
It serves as an extension to feminism which evaluates the rightful place of women in the society. Why we should add oldfashioned empirical phenomenology to the new theories of the body. Feminist leadership theory paper 2 feminist theory paper introduction in her introduction to women and leadership. Teenage girls are always shown as ditzy and materialistic. Hegde new york university abstracting and indexing. Whether it be the gaze of a medic who defines the body as healthy or diseased, or the connoisseur who defines it as beautiful or ugly, the female body is caught in a perpetual cycle of. The media usually stereotypes women as weak, fragile, and unintelligent. It was in this way that such terms as mass media and media of mass communication formed a part of a readybuilt theory of society which answered in advance. The theoretical anchor points of an evolving theory of mass communication effects, we believe, are evident and frequently cited. It was my hope at the time that it would become a common definition everyone would use.692 376 1509 1323 980 971 916 695 1296 1308 789 66 1411 1191 1618 1003 1090 1215 1523 172 1280 1449 110 1303 1391 648 1520 1382 1342 178 459 980 95 1193 1657 1566 1028 1115 967 425 371 1391 1005 263 1302 1249 823 539