Gender Representation in the Media : A Critical Analysis of the Construction of Female Sexuality in Men's Pornographic and Non-Pornographic Magazines

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dc.contributor.authorTognela, Jennifer
dc.date.accessioned2011-03-29T19:49:19Z
dc.date.available2011-03-29T19:49:19Z
dc.date.created2011
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10393/19859
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.20381/ruor-4489
dc.description.abstractThis thesis applies the radical feminist perspective set out by MacKinnon (1993) and Dworkin (1995), to analyze the construction of female sexuality within popular Canadian men’s pornographic magazines and non-pornographic magazines. A mixed methods approach was used to analyze the images and text within the feature articles of the selected magazines. Results revealed that women continue to be constructed as sexual objects within both categories of magazines, but the earlier link identified by MacKinnon and Dworkin between violence and sexuality was on longer apparent. Instead, women were a sexual puzzle that the magazines attempted to unpack. Rather than a strict dichotomy between pornographic and non-pornographic magazines, a continuum of grey emerged whereby the level of explicitness between the two magazines increased as the continuum progressed from left to right, thereby demonstrating the pornographication of mainstream media, as per McNair (2002).
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversité d'Ottawa / University of Ottawa
dc.subjectPornography
dc.subjectGender Representation
dc.subjectFemale Sexuality
dc.subjectMen's Magazines
dc.subjectRadical feminism
dc.titleGender Representation in the Media : A Critical Analysis of the Construction of Female Sexuality in Men's Pornographic and Non-Pornographic Magazines
dc.typeThesis
dc.faculty.departmentCriminologie / Criminology
dc.contributor.supervisorSteeves, Valerie
dc.embargo.termsimmediate
dc.degree.namema
dc.degree.levelmasters
dc.degree.disciplineSciences sociales / Social Sciences
thesis.degree.namema
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.disciplineSciences sociales / Social Sciences
uottawa.departmentCriminologie / Criminology
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