Gender in Christian Media and Advertising
The "Christians and culture" question commonly examines how Christians ought to relate to the culture in which they live. Christians also create subcultures of "Christian" images, norms, and roles that shape how males and females think of themselves, their social roles, and their relationships. This presentation will examine images of men, women, and gender roles in Christian advertising and media.
Jenell Paris is professor of sociology and anthropology at Messiah College in Grantham, PA. She is author of Birth Control for Christians: Making Wise Choices , The End of Sexual Identity: Why Sex Is Too Important to Define , and Urban Disciples .