Julie Frechette (Communication) published six entries in The Encyclopedia of Gender in Media edited by Mary Kosut, Sage Publishers.
The encyclopedia critically examines the role of the media in enabling, facilitating, or challenging the social construction of gender in our society. The work addresses a variety of entertainment and news content in print and electronic media and explores the social construction of masculinity as well as femininity. In addition to representations of gender within the media, the book also analyzes gender issues related to media ownership and the media workforce.
Despite an abundance of textbooks, anthologies, and university press monographs on the topic of gender in media, this publication represents the first comprehensive reference work in these areas.
Frechette’s separate entries focus on her scholarship in the areas of cultivation theory, gender and femininity, the beauty myth, motherhood, “tween” magazines, and the feminist scholar Susan Douglas.
Sociology Faculty and Student Present at Eastern Sociological Society Meeting
Sociology faculty presented at the 83rd annual meeting of Eastern Sociological Society on March 24 at a mini-conference on teaching sociology in Boston. Their paper was “Creating a Social Justice . . .