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The satellite sex : the media and women's issues in English Canada, 1966-1971

Author: Barbara M Freeman
Publisher: Waterloo, Ont. : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this provocative new book -- the first one to examine print and broadcast news coverage of women's issues in English Canada -- Barbara Freeman explores what the media were saying about women and their concerns during an important period in our history -- and why. The Satellite Sex is both a social history and a media case study of the years 1966-1971, when the feminist movement began once more to gather support.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Freeman, Barbara M., 1947-
Satellite sex.
Waterloo, Ont. : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, ©2001
(OCoLC)46661384
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara M Freeman
ISBN: 0889203709 9780889203709 1280925418 9781280925412
OCLC Number: 144078219
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 347 pages) : illustrations, portraits
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Table of Contents for The Satellite Sex: The Media and Womenas Issues in English Canada, 1966a1971 by Barbara M. Freeman Preface Acknowledgements Introduction 1. aDemocracy,a aEqual Opportunitiesa and aMerita: Selling Womenas Issues to the Media 2. aTop Perch Out for Newshensa: Journalistic aObjectivitya on Trial 3. aLadies Reminded Theyare Womena: Framing Feminine / Feminist 4. aAccept Us as Individuals in Our Own Righta: News of aEqualitya 5. aPlease Donat Price Me Out of My Status!a The Media and aConflicta in the aMarital Statusa Debate 6. aWhy the Hell Canat We Provide Daycare?a The Media and the aWorking Mothera 7. aNobodyas Going to Tell Me Whether Iall Have a Babya: The Language of aFreedom of Choicea 8. aNorth or South, Itas All the Samea: The Media and Aboriginal Women 9. aToo Little ... Too Latea: The Coverage of the Commission's Report, 1970 Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index
Responsibility: Barbara M. Freeman.
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In this provocative new book -- the first one to examine print and broadcast news coverage of women's issues in English Canada -- Barbara Freeman explores what the media were saying about women and their concerns during an important period in our history -- and why. The Satellite Sex is both a social history and a media case study of the years 1966-1971, when the feminist movement began once more to gather support. Women wanted equal treatment under the law, and they wanted rights they had not gained when they won the vote many years earlier. In response, the Canadian government appointed a federal inquiry on the status of women, and hundreds of women came forward to talk to the Commission about the injustices they experienced at school, at work, in public life, in their homes, and even in their bedrooms. The Satellite Sex demonstrates that the print and broadcast media coverage of women's issues at that time were much more complex and fragmented than revealed by research in the United States on the same era. This book, released thirty years after the Canadian Commission presented its report, also raises questions about the lack of strong feminist voices in today's news media.

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``The book is a meticulous rendering of how the press saw the feminine world in those five years.... We get a picture of women from all walks of life, those who did not wish their gentle lives to be Read more...

 
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