Susan Douglas

February 01, 2009
 

Our guest this week is Susan Douglas, Catherine Neafie Kellogg Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Michigan. Her two broad areas of interest are the history of broadcasting, especially radio, and the representation of gender in the media.

Professor Douglas has written many books including The Mommy Myth: The Idealization of Motherhood and How it has Undermined Women (with Meredith Michaels); Where the Girls Are: Growing Up Female with the Mass Media; Inventing American Broadcasting; and Listening In: Radio and the American Imagination, which won the 2000 Sally Hacker Popular Book Prize from the Society for the History of Technology. Her column "Back Talk" appears in In These Times every month.

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