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WGS.111 Gender and Media Studies: Women and the Media, Fall 2008

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Show simple item record Surkan, K.J. en_US
dc.coverage.temporal Fall 2008 en_US 2008-12
dc.identifier WGS.111-Fall2008
dc.identifier local: WGS.111
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dc.description.abstract This course examines representations of race, class, gender, and sexual identity in the media. We will be considering issues of authorship, spectatorship, (audience) and the ways in which various media content (film, television, print journalism, advertising) enables, facilitates, and challenges these social constructions in society. In addition, we will examine how gender and race affects the production of media, and discuss the impact of new media and digital media and how it has transformed access and participation, moving contemporary media users from a traditional position of "readers" to "writers" and/or commentators. Students will analyze gendered and racialized language and embodiment as it is produced online in blogs and vlogs, avatars, and in the construction of cyberidentities. The course provides an introduction to feminist approaches to media studies by drawing from work in feminist film theory, journalism, cultural studies, gender and politics, and cyberfeminism. en_US
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dc.subject gender en_US
dc.subject race en_US
dc.subject media studies en_US
dc.subject election coverage en_US
dc.subject Sarah Palin en_US
dc.subject Hillary Clinton en_US
dc.subject music videos en_US
dc.subject sexuality en_US
dc.subject television en_US
dc.subject film en_US
dc.subject sports en_US
dc.subject advertising en_US
dc.subject fashion en_US
dc.subject fandom en_US
dc.subject ethnicity en_US
dc.subject politics en_US
dc.subject consumer culture en_US
dc.subject Saturday Night Live en_US
dc.subject newspapers en_US
dc.subject Internet en_US
dc.subject YouTube en_US
dc.subject blogs en_US
dc.title WGS.111 Gender and Media Studies: Women and the Media, Fall 2008 en_US
dc.title.alternative Gender and Media Studies: Women and the Media en_US

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