Women and the Media - A WSS 281
University at Albany, SUNY Department of Women's Studies

About the Course:
Women and the Media (A WSS 281) explores women's representations in mass media and what they tell us about gender and its impact on the roles women and men are expected to hold in society. We will also examine how gender changes meaning in these representations due to race, class, sexuality, nationality, and other social factors. These issues will be explored through engagement with both local and global media, as well as historic and contemporary examples, in order to fully understand why women (or at least the signs of womanhood) have become so central in selling everything from sex to politics.


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