Madison Barnes-Nelson’s book chapter published in Considering Diversity Across Audiences, Content, and Producers

M.A. student Madison Barnes-Nelson has published the paper “Female friendship and intersectional allyship on Brooklyn Nine-Nine” as a chapter in the fifth edition of the book Race/Gender/Class/Media: Considering Diversity Across Audiences, Content, and Producers (Routledge, 2023), edited by Dr. Rebecca Ann Lind.

Just this week Barnes-Nelson successfully defended her M.A. thesis, “Representation and Legitimation in Streaming Television’s Teenage Girl Traumedies.” She will pursue a Ph.D. this fall in the Department of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Book cover for "Race/Gender/Class/Media: Considering Diversity Across Audiences, Content, and Producers" with additional text "Fifth Edition" and "Edited by Rebecca Ann Lind." The text is white and the background image is a digital illustration of streaks of all colors of the rainbow.About the book:

The fifth edition of this popular textbook considers diversity in the mass media in three main settings: Audiences, Content, and Production.

Race/Gender/Class/Media brings together 55 readings–the majority newly commissioned for this edition–by scholars representing a variety of humanities and social science disciplines. Together, these readings provide a multifaceted and intersectional look at how race, gender, and class relate to the creation and use of media texts, as well as the media texts themselves. Designed to be flexible for use in the classroom, the book begins with a detailed introduction to key concepts and presents a contextualizing introduction to each of the three main sections. Each reading contains multiple “It’s Your Turn” activities to foster student engagement and which can serve as the basis for assignments. The book also offers a list of resources–books, articles, films, and websites–that are of value to students and instructors.

This volume is an essential introduction to interdisciplinary studies of race, gender, and class across both digital and legacy media.

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