ABSTRACT

This collection brings together ten of the most distinguished feminist scholars whose work has been celebrated for its excellence in helping to lay the foundation of feminist communication and media research.

This edited volume features contributions by the first ten renowned communication and media scholars that have received the Teresa Award for the Advancement of Feminist Scholarship from the Feminist Scholarship Division (FSD) of the International Communication Association (ICA): Patrice M. Buzzanell, Meenakshi Gigi Durham, Radha Sarma Hegde, Dafna Lemish, Radhika Parameswaran, Lana F. Rakow, Karen Ross, H. Leslie Steeves, Linda Steiner, and Angharad N. Valdivia. These distinguished scholars reflect on the contributions they have made to different subfields of media and communication scholarship, and offer invaluable insight into their own paths as feminist scholars. They each reflect on matters of power, agency, privilege, ethics, intersectionality, resilience, and positionality, address their own shortcomings and struggles, and look ahead to potential future directions in the field. Last but not least, they come together to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women, marginalized people, and vulnerable populations, and to underline the crucial need for feminist communication and media scholarship to move beyond Eurocentrism toward an ethics of care and global feminist positionality.

A comprehensive and inspiring resource for students and scholars of feminist media and communication studies.

chapter |12 pages

Introduction: Squaring Feminist Scholarship with Media and Communications Studies

ByIngrid Bachmann, Stine Eckert

part I|46 pages

Reflecting the Past

chapter 1|15 pages

Feminist Editing of a Mainstream Journal

Reckoning with Process and Content Related Challenges
ByDafna Lemish

chapter 2|13 pages

The Lunchroom Sessions

Lessons in Vulnerability and Resistance from a Junior High Cafeteria
ByMeenakshi Gigi Durham

chapter 3|16 pages

Designing Feminist Resilience

ByPatrice M. Buzzanell

part II|57 pages

Taking Stock of the Present

chapter 4|13 pages

A Feminist Odyssey from the Personal to the Public

ByLana F. Rakow

chapter 5|14 pages

Suffrage Media Historiography and Status Politics

ByLinda Steiner

chapter 6|16 pages

Memory, Media, and Gender Violence in Kenya

Revisiting the St. Kizito Secondary School Crime of 1991
ByH. Leslie Steeves

chapter 7|12 pages

Feminist Endurance

Global Elisions and the Labor of Critique
ByRadha Sarma Hegde

part III|68 pages

Writing the Future

chapter 8|14 pages

A Negotiated Feminist Agenda

Doing Politics, Researching News, Going Digital
ByKaren Ross

chapter 9|15 pages

Feminist Media Studies

We Need to Take Intersectionality Seriously
ByAngharad N. Valdivia

chapter 10|15 pages

Global Feminist Positionality (GFP)

Coordinates of Time, Space, and Location in Research
ByRadhika Parameswaran

chapter 11|11 pages

What Is Happening Here? Re-imagining Feminist Communication and Media Work amid a Global Pandemic

ByIngrid Bachmann, Patrice M. Buzzanell, Carolyn M. Byerly, Meenakshi Gigi Durham, Stine Eckert, Radha Sarma Hegde, Dafna Lemish, Lana F. Rakow, Karen Ross, Radhika Parameswaran, H. Leslie Steeves, Linda Steiner, Angharad N. Valdivia

chapter |11 pages

Conclusion: Community, Deep Analysis, and Self-Reflexivity

Feminist Media and Communication Scholars Urge That Our Work Must Be Intersectional
ByStine Eckert, Ingrid Bachmann