Notes_for_Dreamworlds_II

Notes_for_Dreamworlds_II - Notes for Dreamworlds II Desire...

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Notes for (2000) Dreamworlds II is an update of the original documentary (1991) that argues that music videos contribute to a culture of rape and violence against women. An important note: this documentary contains graphic scenes that may be extremely disturbing; students may anonymously opt out of viewing it. The primary argument of the documentary, according to its producer, is that video representations are predictable and limited and that they negatively affect men’s understandings of women and their understandings of themselves. In 1981, MTV began business as a cable channel devoted to broadcasting music videos created as advertisements by record companies. In the two decades since, these advertisements have become an integral part of popular culture, airing on a number of television channels, including BET, VH-1, and MTV2. As with many other forms of advertisement, music video often depends on sexual content to attract the attention of potential consumers. The sexual content of music video relies on a narrow set of characters and plot lines.
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This note was uploaded on 12/09/2009 for the course SOC 101 taught by Professor Miller during the Spring '06 term at SUNY Buffalo.

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