Worcester State University Professor of Communication Julie Frechette

Frechette Contributes to Encyclopedia on Gender in the Media

April 2, 2013
By: Worcester State University News

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.

2 Responses

  1. I know I may sound bias, but being Julie Frechette’s father, I consider myself blessed to have such a great daughter! Julie is “multi-talented”, smart and inspirational; yet, she remains very humble and she radiates LOVE all around her.
    I am one of the luckiest fathers around!
    BRAVO Julie; I love you very much!

  2. Maryanne Hammond says:

    Congratulations!!!! This is a very interesting topic! The expectations that we have for boys and girls can really have an effect on their lives – both good and bad!
    Thanks for doing this!

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