TRADITIONAL MEDIA FOR GENDER COMMUNICATION
This training manual focuses on planning and conducting effective two-way communication through a process of community self-diagnosis, mobilisation and action. It describes how to use traditional media for participatory gender communication: conducting research at the village level; identifying issues and themes; planning the presentation; developing story dramas and skits, music, songs and dance; developing slogans and pictures; and involving the audience. With detailed description of purpose, participants, materials and activities, this manual can be used to help families and communities use traditional media for stimulating reflective dialogue on gender issues and preventing conflict. Photographs; vignettes.
PACT Publications, 1996. paper; 68 pages. US$15.00
AN UNFINISHED STORY
Gender Patterns in Media Employment
Margaret Gallagher with My von Euler
An Unfinished Story shows that, although more women work in the mass media today than ever before, progress is still slow in a range of areas. It examines gender differences in training for, and the gender division of labour in, media employment, followed by a focus on employment patterns in specific media. The report then examines the management of media organisations, identifies obstacles to women in media employment, and highlights measures to overcome these obstacles. Specific chapters provide extensive gender-differentiated statistics and charts across regions on these topics.
The global analysis and the wealth of data in this report make it a unique resource for all interested in gender issues in media and communication.
UNESCO, 1995. paper; 120 pp. ISBN 92-3-103208-9 US$13.95
JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS
This special issue of the Journal of International Communications presents a mix of voices on international feminisms and communication, showing how new theorising in this area is enriched with the inclusion of a gender focus.
The articles critique the dominant paradigms of communications and development. They include case studies of women, media technologies, and global solidarity that analyse technological and organisational problems, and describe creative solutions. They examine the unequal access of women to new technologies, and how women make creative use of existing facilities. They argue that despite economic and cultural differences, there is a sufficiently agreed-upon agenda and shared concerns for 'global feminism' to have real meaning. This volume will be of interest to all concerned about addressing long-neglected questions about women's issues in communications, media, technology, and development.
Journal of International Communications, Vol. 3(1), 1996. periodical; 152 pp. US$10.00
WOMEN IN GRASSROOTS COMMUNICATION
Effecting Global Social Change
Pilar RiaNo (Ed.)
Women in Grassroots Communication, with contributors from Africa, Asia, Latin America, and North America, lays out a framework of analysis, and explores informal and formal communication networks women use in their own communities to create avenues for democratic communication and foster social change. It addresses issues of identity, collective process, and leadership raised by the emergence of women in the media.
Sage Publications, 1994. paper; 332 pp. ISBN 0-8039-4906-5 US$24.95
WOMEN TRANSFORMING COMMUNICATION
Donna Allen, Ramona R. Rush and Susan J. Kaufman (Eds.)
This book provides a one-of-a-kind account of the strategies for liberating communication systems from gender and cultural biases, especially in those areas where women and minorities have been traditionally excluded.
A platform for feminist discourse on topics ranging from the military and academia to grassroots communication and courtroom justice, each of the 34 chapters voices issues important to women in the 21st century. Different sections examine past, present and future visions of communications; difficulties and problems with communications and the media; and the transformation of communications into equitable and inclusive relationships in the context of traditional, informal, and alternative communications networks for women.
Sage Publications, 1996. paper; 377 pp. ISBN 0-8039-7267-9 US$38.00
WOMEN, INFORMATION AND THE FUTURE
Collecting and Sharing Resources Worldwide
Eva Steiner Moseley (Ed.)
The articles in this volume describe women's libraries and documentation centres, and the challenge of facilitating access to information for women worldwide. It addresses topics such as technology applications, classification, and archiving procedures; new information formats; the role of information in advancing human rights; access to women's health resources; implications of the interdisciplinary nature of women's studies; and outreach to minority and immigrant women.
Highsmith Press, 1995. paper; 296 pp. ISBN 0-917846-67-2 US$20.00
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