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The Handbook of Gender, Communication, and Women's Human Rights

Gallagher, Margaret / Montiel, Aimee Vega (Editor)

Global Media and Communication Handbook Series (IAMCR)


1. Edition December 2023
432 Pages, Hardcover
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ISBN: 978-1-119-80068-2
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A timely feminist intervention on gender, communication, and women's human rights

The Handbook on Gender, Communication, and Women's Human Rights engages contemporary debates on women's rights, democracy, and neoliberalism through the lens of feminist communication scholarship. The first major collection of its kind published in the COVID-19 era, this unique volume frames a wide range of issues relevant to the gender and communication agenda within a human rights framework.

An international panel of feminist academics and activists examines how media, information, and communication systems contribute to enabling, ignoring, questioning, or denying women's human and communication rights. Divided into four parts, the Handbook covers governance and policy, systems and institutions, advocacy and activism, and content, rights, and freedoms. Throughout the text, the contributors demonstrate the need for strong feminist critiques of exclusionary power structures, highlight new opportunities and challenges in promoting change, illustrate both the risks and rewards associated with digital communication, and much more.
* Offers a state-of-the-art exploration of the intersection between gender, communication, and women's rights
* Addresses both core and emerging topics in feminist media scholarship and research
* Discusses the vital role of communication systems and processes in women's struggles to claim and exercise their rights
* Analyzes how the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated structures of inequality and intensified the spread of disinformation
* Explores feminist-based concepts and approaches that could enrich communication policy at all levels

Part of the Global Handbooks in Media and Communication Research series, TheHandbook of Gender, Communication, and Women's Human Rights is essential reading for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in media studies, communication studies, cultural studies, journalism, feminist studies, gender studies, global studies, and human rights programs at institutions around the world. It is also an invaluable resource for academics, researchers, policymakers, and civil society and human rights activists.

Notes on Contributors vii

Acknowledgements xv

1 Introduction: Gender, Communication, and Women's Human Rights 1
Margaret Gallagher and Aimée Vega Montiel

Part I Governance and Policy 15

2 Gender Dimensions of Communication Governance: Perspectives, Principles, and Practices 17
Claudia Padovani

3 Communicating Gender in Global Development 35
Karin Gwinn Wilkins

4 Gendered Disinformation and Platform Accountability 53
Margaret Gallagher

5 From Media Reform to Data Justice: Situating Women's Rights as Human Rights 71
Leslie Regan Shade

Part II Systems and Institutions 89

6 Gender, Race, and Locality: Intersectionality in Media and Communication 91
Laura Guimarães Corrêa

7 Gender Dimensions of Communication Industries: A Political Economy Analysis 105
Carolyn M. Byerly

8 Power in AI: Inequality Within and Without the Algorithm 123
Kate Devlin

9 Challenges for Women Journalists in the Age of Covid, and Union and Media Repression: One Trade Unionist's Perspective 141
Mindy Ran

10 Women and the News: Reimagining Journalism 159
Maria João Silveirinha

11 Revisiting and Unpacking the #MeToo Moment 175
Ammu Joseph

Part III Content, Rights, and Freedoms 193

12 Promoting Gender Equality in Media Content: A Limitation or Extension of Freedom of Expression? 195
Maria Edström and Eva-Maria Svensson

13 Digital Culture, Online Misogyny, and Gender-based Violence 213
Debbie Ging

14 Media Do Not Represent Me: Young Women's Social Media Lives 229
Rosalind Gill and Whitney Francois-Cull

15 Gendering Surveillance from a South Asian Perspective 245
Shmyla Khan

16 Pornography in Feminist Theory 261
Rosa Cobo Bedía

17 Violence Against Women in and Through the Media and Digital Technologies 273
Aimée Vega Montiel

Part IV Strategies, Advocacy, and Activism 287

18 The Feminist Principles of the Internet: A Framework for Feminist Organizing and Research in a Digital Age 289
Janine Moolman and Christy Alves Nascimento

19 Lessons Learned from Communication Strategies Created by Indigenous Women 305
Karla Prudencio

20 Gender Equality in and Through the Media in Southern Africa 321
Tarisai Nyamweda

21 Digital Media and Feminist Activism in Latin America: Cyberfeminism 3.0 337
Graciela Natansohn

22 A Feminist Critique of Gender Mainstreaming in Journalism and Communication Education 347
Yanet Martínez Toledo, Lucía Gloria Vázquez Rodríguez, and María Soledad Vargas

23 Building the Evidence for Feminist Advocacy and Awareness-raising: The Global Media Monitoring Project 361
Sarah Macharia

24 Transnational Feminist Organizing and Advocacy for Gender Justice and Women's Rights 377
Dinah Musindarwezo, Felogene Anumo, and Sanyu Awori

Index 395
MARGARET GALLAGHER is an independent researcher who has published widely on gender, media, and communication rights. She started her career at the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) before moving to the Open University, where she was Deputy Head of the Audio-Visual Media Research Group. She has consulted for the United Nations, the European Commission, the Council of Europe, as well as international development agencies and broadcasting organizations. She serves on the editorial boards of International Communication Gazette, Feminist Media Studies, and Media Development.

AIMÉE VEGA MONTIEL is a researcher at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Sciences and Humanities at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). She is Co-Chair of the UNESCO UNITWIN on Gender, Media, and ICTs, and Chair of the Global Alliance on Media and Gender (GAMAG). She is a past Vice-President of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) and has served as an expert for the Council of Europe Recommendation of Gender Equality in the Audiovisual Sector.

M. Gallagher, University of Miami, USA; A. V. Montiel, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico