Bentz, Valerie Malhotra

Visual Images of Women in the Arts and Mass Media
1993 0-7734-9329-8
ARTS AND MASS MEDIA This collection of research by ten sociologists makes it clear that women's images in the media and arts exert a tremendous influence on perceptions of women. Includes examinations of Vogue photographs from the 1940s to the 1990s; a semiological examination of a rock video; advertisements and stories in women's romance magazines; Latin American photonovellas; the catwoman image; changing portrayals of the Madonna; portrayals of women by sculptor Harriet Hosmer and artist deKooning; and three dance works by two women choreographer/dancers, Hanstein and Ziaks. Illustrated with photographs.