Images That Injure
Pictorial Stereotypes in the Media
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|Format:||Hardback, 460 pages, 3rd Edition|
|Published In: ||United States, 19 April 2011|
Not all damaging stereotypes are obvious. In fact, the pictorial stereotypes in the media that we don't notice could be the most harmful because we aren't even aware of the negative, false ideas they perpetrate. This book presents a series of original research essays on media images of groups including African Americans, Latinos, women, the elderly, the physically disabled, gays and lesbians, and Jewish Americans, just to mention a few. Specific examples of these images are derived from a variety of sources, such as advertising, fine art, film, television shows, cartoons, the Internet, and other media, providing a wealth of material for students and professionals in almost any field. "Images That Injure: Pictorial Stereotypes in the Media, Third Edition" not only accurately describes and analyzes the media's harmful depictions of cultural groups, but also offers creative ideas on alternative representations of these individuals. These discussions illuminate how each of us is responsible for contributing to a sea of meaning within our mass culture.
About the Author
Susan Dente Ross is professor in the Department of English at Washington State University, Pullman, WA, a Fulbright Fellow, and the founding director of PAXIM, a media research organization. Her published works include numerous journal articles and two books on media law in additional to her contributions to and editing of Peace Journalism in Times of War. Paul Martin Lester is professor of communications at California State University, Fullerton, CA. His published works include On Floods and Photo Ops: How Herbert Hoover and George W. Bush Exploited Catastrophes; Photojournalism: An Ethical Approach; and Visual Communication Images with Messages, Fifth Edition.
"Written in an accessible style, the essays examine numerous cultures and groupings--ethnic, ability, gender--along with international representations, animated images, and news representations. The diversity of the contributors makes for a balance in terms of insider/outside perspective. . . . Each chapter is of reasonable length for underclassmen, but content will also draw more experienced readers interested in theoretical perspectives. Summing Up: Recommended." -
|Publisher: ||Praeger Publishers Inc|
|Dimensions: ||23.62 x 15.75 x 4.06 centimeters (0.88 kg)|