Concepts: Gender Issues / Representation

“Texts are only representations but people process images as reality.”

Links related to Stereotypes; Gender Issues; Representations in the media; See also Body Image

Key quote: “The media do not merely represent; they also recreate world as desirable, and saleable. What they reproduce is chosen, not random, not neutral, and not without consequence”. (source)


Recommended Texts/Videos:

Image and Representation: Key Concepts in Media Studies

Media and Male Identity: The Making and Remaking of Men

Cover: Understanding Representation.
Understanding Representation
Edited by Wendy Helsby

Representation: Cultural Representations and Signifying Practices
(Culture, Media and Identities Series)

Gender and the Media

Gender, Race
& Class In Media

Young People and Gendered Media Messages

Femme Fatalities
Representations of
Strong Women in
the Media

Critical Readings:
Media & Gender

Lesson Plans:  
Gender Equity &
Media Literacy

Media Images &

(Native Americans)