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Race,Gender,Class,andMedia invites students to explore critical aspects of diversity in media. It introduces students to issues of diversity as represented in the U.S. news, film/television, advertising, and public relations industries. It probes foundations, concepts, and practices in media representation of race, gender, and class in America.
Race,Gender,Class,andMedia introduces students to historical context and contemporary perspectives of critical and provocative issues related to media inclusiveness. Ultimately, Race,Gender,Class,andMedia promotes and cultivates serious critical thinking about how media impact our lives and our culture, how it references our social identity, and how it influences the ways in which we see others and ourselves.
Organized in a framework that students will find accessible, informative, and engaging, Sharon Bramlett-Solomon and Meta G. Carstarphens Race, Gender, Class, and Media:
- Emphasizes critical thinking as an essential tool for analyzing, understanding, and utilizing media as it probes media influence in how the nations diverse populations and cultures are referenced and identified.
- Provides students with an understanding of media sustenance and learn how to dismantle ideology and values in mediated messages that reinforce and perpetuate societal inequities.
- Introduces students to media-literacy perspectives and skills that can serve them for a lifetime, skills that become part of a knowledge base upon which to draw every day.
- Has been updated with new statistics and events, some reorganization of content, fresh examples from popular culture, inserted boxes with focused data points (including key definitions, examples and trend items), bullets and shorter paragraphs to aid reading, and bold key terms and definitions.
Instructor's Guide compiled by Ajia Meux
Ajia Meux is a proud Oakland, California native with over 10 years of experience in community and clinical social work, with particular focus on trauma. Her practice experience includes combat, sexual assault and abuse and domestic violence. Ms. Meux holds an MSW from Howard University and is studying journalism and mass communication at the University of Oklahomas Gaylord College. Her area of interest is the convergence of media, race, class and politics and her work has been featured in the Dallas Morning News. She is an adjunct professor at the OUs Zarrow School of Social Work and a sweet potato pie connoisseur.