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New Book! Justine Lloyd: Gender and Media in the Broadcast Age: Women’s Radio Programming at the BBC, CBC, and ABC: Bloomsbury Academic

The 20th century was a time of rapid expansion in media industries, as well as of accelerating demands for equality and recognition for women. While women’s agency has typically been defined through the domestic sphere, the introduction of media into the home destabilised firm boundaries between public and private spheres.Gender and Media in the Broadcast Age demonstrates how women as media producers and audiences in three countries with public service broadcasters (UK, Canada and Australia) have contributed to changes in our understandings of public and private. Justine Lloyd offers a new way of understanding how tremendous changes in social definitions of gender roles played out in media forms worldwide during this period through the notion of ‘intimate geographies’. Women’s participation in media continues to be a key challenge to notions of the public sphere and the book concludes that profound changes initiated in the broadcast era are unfinished in the age of digital media. Lloyd therefore provides rich and valuable evidence of the dynamic relationship between media texts, producers and audiences that is relevant to contemporary debates about a growing gender ‘apartheid’ in a mediated culture.

Source: Gender and Media in the Broadcast Age: Women’s Radio Programming at the BBC, CBC, and ABC: Justine Lloyd: Bloomsbury Academic

+++ Feministischer Radiotag 21. Oktober +++ Feminist radio day 21. of october +++ | Claim the Waves

On the 21. of October community radios celebrate feminist radio day

Source: +++ Feministischer Radiotag 21. Oktober +++ Feminist radio day 21. of october +++ | Claim the Waves

The woman who dares to run a feminist radio station in Afghanistan – BBC News

You might not expect to find a radio station promoting women’s rights in the Afghan city of Kunduz – but this is precisely what Radio Roshani does.

Source: The woman who dares to run a feminist radio station in Afghanistan – BBC News

The Lesbian Show | femradio

The original Lesbian Show collective, 1979. This week on FemRadio, out west coast correspondent Stacey Copeland takes us back to the early days of lesbian feminist media.

Stacey is joined by Silva Tenenbein, the founder of one of Canada’s first queer feminist radio shows, “The Lesbian Show” on Vancouver Co-Op Radio in 1979.  A former university professor, queer activist, and public speaker, Silva reflects back on the early days of lesbian identity politics and the importance of feminist radio on our airwaves.

And Emily and Rae have your Canadian feminist news headlines, stuff we’re digging this week, and Toronto femme-friendly events!

Source: The Lesbian Show | femradio

Podcast #135 – Resurfacing Women’s Contributions in Podcasting History | Radio Survivor

Source: Podcast #135 – Resurfacing Women’s Contributions in Podcasting History | Radio Survivor

New Article: Jennifer Hyland Wang “Producing a Radio Housewife”

Jennifer Hyland Wang (2018) Producing a Radio Housewife: Clara, Lu ‘n’ Em, Gendered Labor, and the Early Days of Radio 

 

Abstract

This article examines how the writers and publicists behind the pioneering radio serial Clara, Lu ‘n’ Em circulated representations of gendered labor in early prime-time and daytime network radio. Through their satiric impersonations of “syntax-scrambling” midwestern housewives, the careful promotion of the three young stars, and their sale of Super Suds to American housewives, they established gender norms for both the production and the consumption of commercial messages in early radio. The creative team supporting Clara, Lu ‘n’ Em helped write the script for how broadcasters and sponsors could negotiate economic pressures and cultural concerns about women’s paid work in the young medium. By embracing domesticity, the program negotiated the division then developing between prime-time and daytime programming, modeled modern consumer behavior for a mass female audience, and pledged its support for gendered spheres of labor.

 

This article has also been added to our bibliography.

SAVE THE DATE! Signal Strength. International Women’s Day 2018

(re-posted from the Radio Studies mailing list)

The MeCCSA Radio Studies Network (UK) is delighted to announce a ‘Save the Date’ for the forthcoming symposium “Signal Strength: women & media practice in conflict and crisis situations”. In association also with the MeCCSA Women’s Media Studies Network and the British Academy for the humanities and social sciences, the University of Sheffield is planning to host this one day event on Thursday 8th March 2018 – International Women’s Day.

This symposium will examine the extent to which radio – and other forms of media – provide a platform for women who are, or have been, in situations of conflict and crisis. A mix of talks and presentations will address the areas of radio and media, as implicated in women’s experiences of conflict and crisis around the world.

Drawing on practice and academic research, discussions will explore multiple angles such as: – gendering media strategies to improve the recognition and representation of women in peril; issues surrounding the safety and protection of women journalists and aid workers; and the limits and limitation of media freedoms.

Speakers include: Caroline Vuillemin, CEO, Fondation Hirondelle, Lausanne; Dr Helen Turton, University of Sheffield; Tala Halawa, BBC, West Bank. Details regarding further speakers and the cfp will be issued shortly but for now, please save the date! Please direct any queries to e.heywood@sheffield.ac.uk