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Magical Shadows: Women in the Bangladeshi Media

 
Anwara Begum (Author)
Synopsis Bangladesh is a gendered society like any other. In a gendered society women and men must conform to the dominant values. In enforcing this conformity the media plays an important role. One of the most important aspects of that role is projecting images that seem more real than reality itself. Drawing upon the large volume of literature on media images, the author analyses TV and print media images of Bangladeshi women. Using narratology as her main theoretical orientation, she finds that Bangladeshi TV programmes have developed sophisticated narratives as well as narration techniques which impose a strict image regime on Bangladeshi women, at the same time appearing to be accommodating the modern, independent, outgoing woman.
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About the author

Anwara Begum

Professor, Political Science, Chittagong University, Chittagong, Bangladesh, received her Ph.D. from The University of Arizona (USA), M.A. from Villanova University (USA), and M.S.S. from Dhaka University (Bangladesh).  In addition to her first book, Inter-Republican Cooperation of the Russian Republic (1997), she has published numerous journal articles in Bangladesh, India, United States, United Kingdom, and Canada.  Her research interests include identity politics, leadership, women and politics, and media politics.  One of her recent publications is Asian Women Leaders: A Comparative Study of the images of Khaleda Zia and Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh (2006).  She is currently working on a book titled, "Looking in the Broken Mirror: Politics of Identity Deconstruction in Bangladesh".

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Bibliographic information

Title Magical Shadows: Women in the Bangladeshi Media
Author Anwara Begum
Format Hardcover
Date published: 22.04.2008
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9847001900387
length xiv+283p., References; Index; 23cm.