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Concepts from the lectures: "Kingdom of Heaven" - 2005 movie about the 12th century period in Europe and Jerusalem known as the Crusades which highlighted the conflict between Islam and Christianity. Islamic scholars felt movie was anti-Islam propaganda, while Christian scholars thought the film was anti-Christian propaganda. Significance: Illustrates that people usually see films as propaganda attacking whatever it is that they believe. TV as right-wing - 2005 movie about the 12th century period in Europe and Jerusalem known as the Crusades which highlighted the conflict between Islam and Christianity. Islamic scholars felt movie was anti-Islam propaganda, while Christian scholars thought the film was anti-Christian propaganda. Significance: Illustrates that people usually see films as propaganda attacking whatever it is that they believe. society of consumption - Left-wing phrase that refers to a society in which people derive the meaning of their lives by buying things; left-wingers support this claim, stating that you rarely see the working class on TV and that television programs reinforce class relationships. Significance: concept illustrates that people who are liberal will look at television and tend to see conservative propaganda. TV as left-wing - Argument made by conservatives that claims TV is liberal propaganda. The argument focuses on the TV programming, saying TV systematically casts the representatives of major American institutions (i.e., big businesses or the military) as villains or fools, and undermines the family by exalting the single family. Significance: Concept reinforces the idea that people who are conservatives will look at TV and see liberal propaganda. "Boston Legal" TV’s businessmen- Concept developed from an 80's study by Lichter, Lichter, and Rothman, which showed that businessmen on TV were 7 times more likely to break the law than to contribute to society’s well-being. Significance: Concept reinforces the idea that people who are conservative will look at TV and see liberal propaganda. white single urban male who lives alone - Refers to the typical cop show star. Conservatives claim this image is bad for American society because it undermines family by glorifying the single lifestyle; liberals counter this claim by saying that single people are much easier to include in show scripts. Significance: Appears to be anti-family, reinforcing the conservative belief that TV is liberal propaganda. Seventh Heaven - TV show that ran from the 90's until 2007. It featured a strongly knit and religious family that overcomes problems together. Significance: Was a form of "positive propaganda" whose goal was to reinforce American family values, and a healthy family relationship. surrogate family
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2009 for the course GOV 370L taught by Professor O'brien during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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