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Gender & popular culture offers a beginning for the examine of gender, popular culture and media. This complete, interdisciplinary textual content presents text-book variety introductory and concluding chapters written by means of the editors, seven unique contributor chapters on key themes and written in numerous writing kinds, dialogue questions, extra assets and extra

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Mahwah, NJ: Routledge. Heins, M. (2001). Not in front of the children, indecency, censorship, and the innocence of youth. New York, NY: Hill & Wang. Holmes, K. (2012).

The opportunity to have conversations about censorship would do us well. Even if we would not change the manner in which media currently operates, it would still provide us the opportunity to step back and become better, more critical consumers. A Contemporary Example Recently, I was very upset. But before I tell you why, I want to disclose that I’m a pretty open-minded person; I would, for the most part (minus the adult/child sexual relationships), do okay in ancient Athenian society. I understand that gender and sexuality can be a smorgasbord of awesomeness and so I have a problem with how 1) binary (male and female/heterosexual and homosexual) representations in media continually work to reify stereotypes, and 2) how invasive media has become that we can hardly avoid it.

Arguably in our media saturated society this kind of learning can be viewed as vital for overall (psychological) health and well-being (just like health education is). Find scholarly literature that explains what media literacy education is and then think about how it can be constructed in relation to your genre. PBL 4 Take what you have learned this week and put together a 15-20 minute presentation for the class on your topic. ) that enhances your presentation. Please write up a one-page artist-researcher statement that you will hand in.

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