University of Wales Aberystwyth

Directory : TV & Radio :: TV and Gender


Bailey, Rachel (2002) 'Buffy: Television Fantasy and Gendered Readings' [link added 07/06/2002]

Beasley, Elena (1997) 'Children, Television and Gender Roles' [link added 13/01/2001]

Brown, Mary Ellen & Linda Barwick (1987) 'Soap Opera and Women's Culture' (Continuum) [link added 13/01/2001]

Capecchi, Saveria & Cristina Demaria (nd) 'Gender Representation in the News' [link added 27/07/2001]

Chandler, Daniel (nd) 'Television and Gender Roles' [link added 23/10/1997]

Chandler, Daniel (1998) 'Notes on "The Gaze"' [link added 30/06/1998]

Craig, R Stephen (1992) 'The Effect of Television Day Part on Gender Portrayals in Television Commercials: A Content Analysis' (A Review) [link added 14/10/1997]

Griffiths, Merris & Daniel Chandler (1998) 'Gendered Editing and Camerawork Techniques in Advertisements for Children’s Toys on British Television' [link added 02/09/1998]

Harper, Paul (1998) 'The Portrayal of Women on Television' [link added 18/01/1999]

Harte, Lyn (1996) 'Television, Gender Stereotypes and Young Viewers: A Case Study of an Eight-Year-Old Boy' (Undergraduate Dissertation) [link added 27/04/1998]

Ingham, Helen (1997) 'Children, Television and Gender Roles' [link added 13/01/2001]

Kaplan, E Ann (nd) 'Feminist Criticism and Television' [link added 23/07/2001]

Kolbe, Richard H & Darrell Meuhling (1995) 'Gender Roles and Children's Television Advertising' (A Review) [link added 14/10/1997]

McEachern, Charmaine (1994) 'Television and the Construction of Masculinity' (Continuum) [link added 13/01/2002]

Sarin, Mei-Ling I (nd) 'The Impact of Single Women in Situation Comedies on College Male's Perceptions of Women' [link added 13/05/1998]

Sinclair, David (nd) 'Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Characters on Star Trek: How Much Longer Do We Have to Wait?' [link added 23/07/2001]

Warhol, Robyn R (1998) 'Feminine Intensities: Soap Opera Viewing as a Technology of Gender' (Genders Online Journal) [link added 23/07/2001]

Wood, Matthew (1996) 'The Portrayal of Gays and Lesbians on TV, and How Viewers React' [link added 13/01/2002]

Wyatt, David (2002) 'Gay/Lesbian TV Characters' [link added 13/01/2002]

Other Links

Some media scholars have argued that differences in television viewing style may be related to gender. Assess the evidence. (Assignment Reading List

Examine some of the ways in which gays and/or lesbians are portrayed on television, and explore some of the ways in which viewers react to such images. (Assignment Reading List)

Centre for the Study of Children, Youth and Media (UK)

Television and Gender Roles (Reading List)

Offer a critical review of the available evidence concerning what influence television may have on the development of children's understanding of gender roles and of their own gender identities. (Assignment Reading List)

Research into soap opera viewers has concentrated on female viewers. Conduct your own study into what men enjoy about soap operas, interviewing in depth at least 6 regular male viewers. (Assignment Reading List)

Recommended Reading

Cohan, Steven & Ina Rae Hark (1992) : Screening the Male. London: Routledge

Condry, John (1989) : The Psychology of Television. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum

Craig, Steve (1992) : Men, Masculinity and the Media. Newbury Park, CA: Sage.

Dines, Gail & Jean M Humez (Eds.) (1994) : Gender, Race and Class in Media. Newbury Park: Sage

Gunter, Barrie (1995) : Television and Gender Representation. London: John Libbey

Macdonald, Myra (1995) : Representing Women. London: Arnold

Morley, David (1986) : Family Television. London: Routledge

Screen Editorial Collective (1992) : The Sexual Subject. London: Routledge