Sex, Lies and Videotape (audio only)

Sex, Lies and Videotape (audio only)

Press and Society

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A core function of the press is to reflect a society back to itself. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the case of the relations of the sexes. Indeed, in the west, at least, the press has played a key role in facilitating relations of equality — both directly as an employer of women and also in speaking up for the rights of women. Perhaps. But not always. This seminar examines how the press and journalists have helped to constitute and shape gender relations. Copyright 2012 Christopher Scanlon / La Trobe University, all rights reserved. Contact for permissions.
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A core function of the press is to reflect a society back to itself. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the case of the relations of the sexes. Indeed, in the west, at least, the press has played a key role in facilitating relations of equality — both directly as an employer of women and also in speaking up for the rights of women. Perhaps. But not always. This seminar examines how the press and journalists have helped to constitute and shape gender relations. Copyright 2012 Christopher Scanlon / La Trobe University, all rights reserved. Contact for permissions.
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