DIFFERENT MEDIA PRESENTATION OF WOMEN Name Course Date History recalls 1940s as a dynamic period in the course of gender identities roles and relationships. In particular the media presentations of the identity and role of women in the society seemed to take new turns as geopolitical and social realities seemed to reset the balance of gender relationships. The emergence of the new woman is largely studied as having its foundations in the reordering of many modern societies in the wake of the Second World War. At the family level the impact of the war had forced women to think and act beyond the traditional limits established by the patriarchal order. Necessity demanded that they step up and assume some of the roles traditionally assigned to men. However the media still tended to misrepresent them in various dimensions. Overall the presentation of women in the 1940s seemed to take two A balanced review of the different types of representation shows that the news media was uniquely authentic in such portrayal because it captured the changes that had narrowed the gender divide in terms of roles and perspectives. Bibliography Andrews Maggie and Sallie McNamara. (Eds). Women and the Media: Feminism and Femininity in Britain 1900 to the Present. London: Routledge 2014 Brock Julia Jennifer W. Dickey Richard J. W. Harker and Catherine M. Lewis. Beyond Rosie: A Documentary History of Women and World War Ii. Fayetteville: The University of Arkansas Press 2015. Dillon Steven. Wolf-women and Phantom Ladies: Female Desire in 1940s Us Culture. Albany: State University of New York Press 2015. Lewis Brenda R. Women at War: The Women of World War Ii: at Home at Work on the Front Line. Pleasantville N.Y: Reader's Digest 2002. McKee Alison L. The Woman's Film of the 1940s: Gender Narrative and History. London: Routledge 2014. [...]
Write a 3- to 5-page short paper (15% of your total grade) comparing and contrasting different media presentations of women and women's actual lived experiences. You can take any era from 1870 forward and compare media representation versus actual lived experiences that you will research. For example, contrast the media images of the 1950s housewife with real images of women from the same era. You will need to find more than one source for both sides of the issue. It is very important that you dive deep and get a balanced view on each side.