The term ‘gender’ refers to constructed ideologies of femininity and masculinity in the public sphere as well as to the intersection of gender with other social identities – including cultural categories such as religion, race, class, and sexuality.
Focusing on studies and examples from Asia, Africa and the Middle East, we will examine the ways in which gender is represented, reproduced, targeted and normalized in a variety of media outlets, and address how textual, visual and aural images mediate, challenge and also reproduce gender ideologies and gender identities that intersect with other social identities, class and race.
At the same time, we will address how the social construction of gender is continuously challenged in different media genres and forms and by whom, thus acknowledging individual and collective agency and lived experiences in different socio-historical contexts.
What will I learn?
On successful completion of the Media and Gender - Representations, Subjectivities and Power course from SOAS University of London, you will be able to:
- Understand key theories and methods of studying media, power, and social identities
- Examine the role of media in constructing gender and its intersections with race, ethnicity, class, and sexuality
- Address and recognize the persistence of gendered media industries
- Address the role of new media technologies in challenging and/or reaffirming traditional constructs of gender
- The information on the programme page reflects the intended programme structure against the given academic session. If you are a current student you can find structure information on the previous year link at the top of the page or through your Department.
- 12 days
Start dates & application deadlines
DisciplinesSocial Work Gender & Sexuality Studies Media Studies & Mass Media View 18 other Short Courses in Media Studies & Mass Media in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- You will have completed one year of undergraduate study at the time of joining the Academic Summer School. Professional experience can be acknowledged as equivalent to a university qualification.
- Once you have paid the £40 application fee and submitted the online application form, you will be informed as to whether you have a place on the course within 5 working days. Please do not pay your tuition fee prior to having received your offer letter.
International1500 GBP/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1500 GBP for the full programme during 12 days.
National1500 GBP/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1500 GBP for the full programme during 12 days.
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