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Visual Images of Women in the Arts and Mass Media by Valerie Malhotra Bentz

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Published by Edwin Mellen Press .
Written in English


  • Communication Studies,
  • History Of Art / Art & Design Styles,
  • Theory of art,
  • Women"s studies,
  • Women in art,
  • Mass Communication Media And Society,
  • Women And Art,
  • Sociology,
  • Women in mass media,
  • Women"s Studies - General,
  • Feminist theory,
  • Visual communication

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Edition Notes

ContributionsPhilip E. F. Mayes (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages219
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8078568M
ISBN 100773493298
ISBN 109780773493292

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Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Visual Images of Women in the Arts and Mass Media by Valerie Malhotra Bentz, , E. Mellen Press edition, in EnglishPages: Women are one of the main objects and targets in media. There is a variety of media images and representations of women but many of them are based on and promote stereotypes, which reflect and reinforce sexism in society. The media has several common themes on the representation of women. The so-called artificial look, defined by Jean Kilbourne (), refers to an ideal of female beauty .   As a rule, women are portrayed in a narrow range of characters in mass media. If we were to divide mass media into two categories, such as fictional and news-reporting, then in the former, women are often associated with the household or sex-objects, and . In the media images she is often transformed into a doll, a puppet or a mask, a thing rather than a human being. 2. DISMEMBERMENT. Women are often presented in a dehumanized way in mass media images, their humanity sacrificed to display the artificial ideal.

AMERICAN MASS MEDIA'S PORTRAYALS OF BLACK WOMEN THE ACCEPTED IMAGE MASS MEDIA PORTRAYS BLACK WOMEN AS: "SCANDAL" GROUP INTERVIEW mammies, matriarchs, Jezebels, welfare mothers, tragic mulattoes Black women are usually represented in mass media as being one-dimensional or lacking. percent less than the average women. The mes sages that the media sends to women about. thinness, d ieting, and beauty tells “ordinary” women that they are always in ne ed of. adjustment, and Author: Deepanjali Mishra. This comes from the fact that women in mass media have lost their personality and have become an object of sight, a thing to be gazed at (Berger, J. ). I conclude that women in popular culture do not represent the complete reality but we can witness some improvement throughout recent years, which I will mention later in the essay. Just because the fate of the visual arts in the age of mass media is the primary concern of this book, readers should not assume that it takes the view that all virtue is on the side of the former and all vice on the side of the latter.

5. Women and the Visual Arts Rosalind P. Blakesley. In , the French artist Marie Louise Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun, then resident in St Petersburg, was elected an honourary free associate of the Imperial Academy of Fine Arts. in society through the media. Mass media are a reflection of society informed by particular power and values (Stirinati, ). Although the representation of women is not a copy of reality, mass media act as image and message,’ should be’ a reflection or representation of society (Hollows, ). Women's power and roles as portrayed in visual images of women in the arts and mass media. Lewiston, NY: E. Mellen Press, © (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Valerie Malhotra Bentz; Philip E F Mayer. Women's Depiction by the Mass Media Article (PDF Available) in Signs Journal of Women in Culture and Society 4(3) January with 5, Reads How we measure 'reads'Author: Gaye Tuchman.