A Gendered Gaze

Media Impacts on Perceptions of Self and Sexuality (First Edition)
Edited by Suzanne Regan
Paperback, 298 pages
ISBN: 978-1-5165-0588-3 ©2017
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    A Gendered Gaze: Media Impacts on Perceptions of Gender and Sexuality explores the influence of media on audiences’ conception of gender and sexuality. In particular, this book examines the ways new media impact how people see themselves and others.

    The text is organized into five chapters which address subjects such as identity, cultural representation, whiteness and the othering of ethnic minorities, the construction of narrative and character, representation of sex and gender, and the contemporary culture exchange. Specific topics include social and institutional modeling, the politics of representation, the male/female gaze, filmic representations of gender, the politics of social media, and the ability of social media to construct and control our own narratives and media identities.

    A Gendered Gaze is most appropriate for college courses that discuss the various influences on perceptions of self and others in terms of gender, sexuality, and identity. It is also appropriate for classes focusing on the media and media impacts.

    Suzanne Regan earned her Ph.D. in mass communication at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and her M.A. in film studies from University of California, Los Angeles. She has been involved with mass communication and visual media for over forty years and is currently a professor in the Department of Television, Film, and Media at California State University, Los Angeles. She is the author of numerous papers on new media and television history and criticism. Her film and video production experience ranges from 16mm films to interactive CD-ROMS. She was a delegate to the Women and Leadership Symposium at Oxford University and in 2004 headed the U.S. Delegation to the International Congress of Schools of Film and Television in Helsinki, Finland while serving as president of the University Film and Video Association.