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Women, Media and Sport Pamela J. Creedon

Women, Media and Sport By Pamela J. Creedon

Women, Media and Sport by Pamela J. Creedon

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Women, Media and Sport: Challenging Gender Values by Pamela J. Creedon

The book [is] . . . well researched. Chapters by contributing authors enhance the breadth of the content both from a cultural and media perspective. Individuals interested in the history of women's sports and particularly in gender issues as related to varying media will find this volume informative. . . . Upper-division undergraduate through professional. --Choice Chapters by different authors make a splendid reference work on the history of women in sports, women's sports magazines, examples of discrimination against women in sports and women sports reporters, and, of course, the proverbial locker-room access controversies are reviewed here. --Editor & Publisher Pamela Creedon has hit a homerun that challenges assumptions about the relationship between women, media, and sports. This impressive collection of research helps redefine a playing field that until now had overwhelmingly male boundaries. This is a fabulous book! --Susan Henry, California State University, Northridge Women, Media, and Sport is a path-breaking book in mass media research. Not only does it provide a well-researched history of the women who report sports news and the media images of women in sports, but it also skillfully applies critical feminist theories to examine the context of these media messages and effects. It opens new research subjects and models for integrating media effects and cultural/critical studies research. --Marion T. Marzolf, The University of Michigan This is a fascinating book that uses as its starting point a definition of sport as a cultural institution, rather than concentrating on the activities and games that make up the sports component. The book examines important 'sport' metaphors and symbols, placing women and the media on a contextual playing field. I was struck by the fact that all the chapters are written by women who are asking myriad questions about journalistic norms, about media values, and about news conventions in the world of sport. These questions have not been asked by mainstream male journalists or writers covering sports. This distinctive point of view makes Women, Media, and Sport a valuable addition to any women's studies, media studies, or cultural studies book list. This is a very thorough and comprehensive text, covering history, economics, marketing, and cultural paradigms for studying or critiquing women's sport. Best of all, it offers a new model for women's sport that is both provocative and practical. This book will not change any opinions about favorite football teams or sports announcers, but it does ask to examine attitudes toward women, the media, and the sport universe. --Sammye Johnson, Trinity University The first book to link feminist, sport, and media theory together, Women, Media, and Sport provides a broad cultural studies approach, which also touches on race and class relations in sport. In addition to the theoretical analyses, this volume provides a practical look at models of sport, media effects, and the construction of the sportswomen and women's sport. Designed as a text to fill the gap in this area, the book is organized into three sections. The first provides an overview of women, sport, and the media and an example of the ways they intertwine. The extensive range of articles in the second section focuses on print and broadcast media's portrayal of women's sports and its journalistic process and examines such issues as the relationship between sports promotion and media's representations of women's sport and how sport reporting is taught to future journalists. The final section seeks to develop a new model for the future. A thorough and original text, Women, Media, and Sport is essential for scholars, students, and professionals in media and mass communication studies, sociology, women's studies, cultural studies, popular culture, ethnic studies, and gender studies.

About Pamela J. Creedon

Pam Creedon, director of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at The University of Iowa, previously directed the J-MC program at Kent State University for seven years and was a faculty member at The Ohio State University for 10 years. An accredited business communicator (ABC), she spent 15 years as an editor and public relations practitioner before entering academe. Currently president of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication with 190 member colleges and universities in the U.S., Canada and eight countries, she is a member of the Hearst Foundation Journalism Awards Advisory Board. She serves on the editorial boards of Public Relations Review and the Journal of Public Relations Research. She has edited two books published by Sage: Women in Mass Communication and Women, Media and Sport, and co-edited Seeking Equity for Women in Journalism and Mass Communication by Erlbaum. She is a member of International Advisory Board of the College of Communication and Media Sciences at Zayed University in the United Arab Emirates. She earned her M.A. in journalism from the University of Oregon and her B.A. from Mount Union College.

Table of Contents

PART ONE: OVERVIEW AND DEFINITIONS Women, Media and Sport - Pamela J Creedon Creating and Reflecting Gender Values The Media's Role in Accomodating and Resisting Stereotyped Images of Women in Sport - Mary Jo Kane and Susan L Greendorfer Sportswomen in Black and White - Linda D Williams Sports History from an Afro-American Perspective Women in Toyland - Pamela J Creedon A Look at Women in American Newspaper Sports Journalism From Whalebone to Spandex - Pamela J Creedon Women and Sports Journalism in American Magazines, Photography and Broadcasting Conversations with Contemporary Women Sports Journalists - Judith A Cramer Pandering or Empowering? Economics and Promotion of Women's Sports - Pamela J Creedon, Judith A Cramer and Elizabeth A Granitz PART TWO: CULTURAL CONTEXTS AND GENDER VALUES Double Fault - Susan Birrell and Cheryl L Cole Renee Richards and the Construction and Naturalization of Difference Baseball and the Social Construction of Gender - Karlene Ferrante Global Games, Entertainment and Leisure - Anne Cooper-Chen Women as TV Spectators PART THREE: DEVELOPING A NEW SPORTS MODEL From the Feminine Mystique to the Female Physique - Pamela J Creedon Uncovering the Archetype of Artemis in Sport Gazing at Artemis - Molly Merryman The Active Female Archetype in Popular Film Reawakening to the Co-Essence Model of Sport - Pamela S Highlen Stanford's Tara VanDerVeer Leads the Way

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Women, Media and Sport: Challenging Gender Values by Pamela J. Creedon
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