The Ghost Reader
Recovering Women's Contributions to Media Studies
256 pp., 6 x 9 in, 9 b&w illus.
- Published: January 9, 2024
- Publisher: Goldsmiths Press
The scholarship, research, and criticism of women who developed key theories of communication and methods for the study of media.
The Ghost Reader: Recovering Women's Contributions to Media Studies offers a fresh perspective on the intellectual history of the field of media studies, a broad scholarly field that encompasses the interdisciplinary and overlapping fields of media studies, cultural studies, and communication studies. By recovering the work of the diverse group of women who labored at the margins of media studies as it took shape during the formative years of communication research between the 1930s and the 1950s, and providing scholarly contexts for this work, The Ghost Reader shows that “intersectional considerations” were key modes of engagement for intellectuals, academics, and activists who happened to be women. They did so decades before feminist perspectives were reintegrated into histories of the field.
A fascinating and important contribution to media studies from incisive feminist scholars.
Caroline Bassett, University of Cambridge