Media, Gender: Materiality, Perspectives and Dimensions

Media, Gender: Materiality, Perspectives and Dimensions

Edited by: Jishnu D, Akhila S and Jishnu Nampoothiri P J
Month/Year: August 2021
ISBN: 978-81-946971-1-4
Publisher: In-Depth Communication
Price: 300 INR

Media has a great role in producing, shaping and changing societal norms and beliefs. The same applies to the case of Gender, which is a significant issue that the media has had great influence on. This book explores various themes and issues regarding media and gender in order to analyze and explore how media has dealt with societal norms and ideas regarding gender. From examination of representation of gender roles to exploring production of new ideas regarding gender, many interesting and relevant issues are dealt with in the various chapters, to take a deep look at how media relates with the real world when it comes to the topic of gender.


Jishnu D
Jishnu D is a doctoral scholar in department of media and communication, Central University of Tamilnadu. His areas of interest includes Social media , Social movement and Gender studies.

Akhila S
Akhila S is a doctoral scholar in the Department of Media and Communication, Central University of Tamil Nadu. Her areas of interest include media & gender, communication and film studies.

Jishnu Nampoothiri P J
Jishnu Nampoothiri P J is currently working as an Assistant Professor (on contract basis) at Sree Ayyappa Colelge, Chengannur, Kerala. He was a print media journalist and has got good experience as a media educator and researcher. His Areas of interest include : Print media, Environmental journalism, cultural studies and  film studies

Table of Content

A Case of Monolithic Identity(?): Analyzing the Queer Representation in Aligarh and Kapoor & Sons  
Anandu G  
Chudails’ of contemporary Bollywood: Study of Feminist horror tales Malavika Sunil K                
Portrayal of Female Identity in Bollywood Biopics: A Study based on Selected Indian Women-centric Films
Vaishnav V S                             
Womanhood portrayal in contemporary Malayalam cinema: Narrative analysis of Kumbalangi Nights
Arathy S B  
From imbecile sex objects to fearless females: Redefining the beauty ideals of female protagonists in Malayalam cinema
Akhila S & Sainaba P  
Reaffirming Gender Binary: Representation of the Transgender in Tamil and Malayalam Films
Parvathi Chandran  & Dr. M.S. Harikumar  
Portrayal of gender issues in K. G George’s films: A narrative study based on Aadaminte Variyellu
Jishnu Nampoothiri P J  
Framing the Gangrape Reportage: An Analysis of Indian Newspapers
Anjali R & Dr. Francis P. Barclay  
Newspaper and magazine reading patterns among university students of Kerala: A gender-based approach
Arya P R  
Raising  awareness, keeping  feminist voices heard; the role of Women in Cinema Collective in Feminist Activism
Jishnu D & Dr. R Shamala  
Transgender Toilets Communicate a ‘Third Space’ to the Non-binary
Dr.  Anto P. Cheerotha  
From Aversion to Acceptance: The Gender in Transition and the Power of Media
Manjusha K