Feminist Interventions in International Communication: Minding the Gap

By Katharine Sarikakis, Leslie Regan Shade - 2008

Edited by Katharine Sarikakis and Leslie Regan Shade, this book critiques the present global mediascape through feminist perspectives, highlighting concerns of policy, power, labour, and technology. Starting with the general state of international communications, the book uses feminist political-economic and policy analyses to explore the globalization of media industries, including questions about women's employment and media content that is globally produced and consumed. It covers cases on online news, pornography and explicit material, political participation and democracy, policies for women's development, violence against women, labour practices and information workers, print media and publishing, public "telecentres", media coverage of HIV/AIDS, and more. Providing fresh feminist insights into international communication, the book shows the important strides taken toward women's justice in these areas and how far there is yet to go.

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (2007).

By Katharine Sarikakis, Leslie Regan Shade| 2008


Communication rights enable all people everywhere to express themselves individually and collectively by all means of communication. They are vital to full participation in society and are, therefore, universal human rights belonging to every man, woman, and child.


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