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Whose News?
The Media and Women's Issues

Second Edition
Edited by:


August 2006 | 408 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
Whose News?: The Media and Women’s Issues (1994) quickly became an international classic which was widely used. The decade that has passed since its publication has witnessed dramatic developments in the media environment across the world. As a consequence, the coverage of gender issues in the media today has to be viewed and evaluated against the background of globalization in general and media globalization in particular.

This is just what this new and updated edition of the pioneering book does. In particular, it addresses the set of questions that has arisen in recent years concerning women’s access to the media and to information as users, their participation in media and communication structures, and their portrayal and perspectives in media content.

This new edition retains its unique gender analysis of media content, and situates, views and evaluates the coverage of gender issues in the media within the context of recent trends in both the economy and the media industry. Employing a novel and nuanced methodology, it offers a distinctive view of the history of both the media and the women’s movement in India as the 20th century gave way to the 21st. It also examines current media coverage of women’s issues such as dowry-related violence, rape, sex selection, Muslim women’s legal rights, and the practice of sati.

 
Preface
Ammu Joseph
Introduction
 
I: THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE PRESS
Ammu Joseph and Kalpana Sharma
Background and Context
Kalpana Sharma and Ammu Joseph
A. Daily Newspapers: Dowry Deaths
Ammu Joseph and Kalpana Sharma
Rape
Kalpana Sharma and Ammu Joseph
The Shah Bano Controversy
Kalpana Sharma and Ammu Joseph
Sex Selection
Ammu Joseph and Kalpana Sharma
The Roop Kanwar Tragedy
Kalpana Sharma
B. Periodicals: News Magazines
Ammu Joseph
Women’s Magazines
 
II. THE INDIAN LANGUAGE PRESS
Kalpana Sharma and Ammu Joseph
Introduction
Shubhra Gupta
The Hindi Press
Prasanna Ramaswamy and Vasantha Surya
The Tamil Press
Maitreyee Chatterjee
The Bengali Press
Sonal Shukla
The Gujarati Press
 
Postscript
 
Appendices
 
Index

Whose News? The Media and Women’s Issues broadens our understanding of the performance of media in relation to issues that are of special concern to women.

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