Differences Of Dorothy Hobson And Ann Gray

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The essay will be looking at two research considers done by Dorothy Hobson and Ann Gray, which incorporates expressing the similarities and contrasts as far as procedure, discoveries, and study. The two examinations that will be looking at are Dorothy Hobson entitled “Housewives and the Mass Media” (1980) and Dr. Ann Gray’s “Video Playtime, The Gendering of the Leisure Technology” (1992). The essay will quickly clarify a brief on both Hobson’s and Gray’s investigations. The thesis statement is whether both researchers are still relevant at today's age. For Dorothy Hobson's, “Housewives and the Mass Media”, mass communication she mentions that both radio and television has come to be an important form of “day-to-day experience of the women”…show more content…
It also, as they say, keeps them up to date with new records. Since they do not have any spare money to buy records, this is an important way to which they can listen to music.( Hobson, 1980: 97). Other than that women listen to the radio to provide crucial relief from isolation. (ibid:97) , and in Hobson’s findings in television use, finalised that there are two worlds of television, stating that the women that she interviewed are not interested in watching news, for them television programmes appear to fall into two distinct…show more content…
The programmes which are actively rejected deal with what the women designate the ‘real world’ or ‘man’s world. ( ibid:98). In conjunction with the programmes which women reject, there are programmes which they choose to watch and to which they obviously relate.These can be defined as those which are related to their own lives, the programmes which can loosely be termed ‘realistic’.(Hobson, 1980: 101). However, is that the programmes which the women watch are differentiated specifically in terms of both class and gender. Overall the programmes fall into the categories of popular drama and light entertainment, and although it is obvious that the women reject news and the political content of current affairs programmes, it would be wrong to contend that they do not have access or exposure to news or politics. She concluded her finding by saying that between radio and television, radio which is transmitted every hour, is relatively accessible; it is also introduced by music which is recognizable, bright and repetitive and demanding of attention and that the programmes which the women watch and listen to, together with the programmes which they reject, reinforce the sexual division of spheres of interest, which is determined both by their location in the home and by the structures of femininity that ensure that feminine values are secondary or less ‘real’
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