This is for Fighting, This is for Fun

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Anthropology of Mass Media In an article titled, “This is for Fighting, This is for Fun: Camerawork and Gunplay in Reality-Based Crime shows” by author Fred Turner and “Advertising and the Construction of Violent White Masculinity” by Jackson Katz raised gender and race issue related to military, guns, and violence. Both authors used Whites and African-American as an example of superiority. Whites would often be portrayed as strong, crime-stoppers, and do paperwork while Blacks and other races were seen as lazy and stoned criminals. In “This is for Fighting, This is for Fun…”, Turner discussed about reality TV shows such as America’s Most Wanted, LAPD, Cops, and Bounty Hunters on how they directed, edited these shows which America and the world watches. Cops would be Whites and fugitives would
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Unformatted text preview: be the other race and on drugs. Turner was describing what the fugitives characteristics were and mentioned they were being feminized. Cops present a fairly extreme example, but the principles at work within it run throughout reality-based crime programming. By depicting the poor and people of color as symbolically female (pg 646). Producers consistently produced the shows in the same fashion and stereotyping. Katzs article, Advertising and the Construction of Violent White Masculinity, discussed that males has been exposed by numerous types of violence. From sports to action movies to war, advertising made exposed violence possible. Violent was theorized to make males to define what masculinity is....
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2008 for the course ATHRO 447 taught by Professor Linke during the Spring '06 term at RIT.

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