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Unformatted text preview: study questions and keywords Communication Studies 101 Skate Life Skateboarders juxtapose themselves (or suggest a binary opposition to) what kind of teen boy? Jocks, members of the mainstream teams who overvalue competition, physical dominance, and emotional repression In elementary school, which boys are able to cross gender divides without repercussions [bullying]? Those children who otherwise displayed high levels of athletic skills and were popular In what ways do skateboarders disrupt gender norms? Devalue competition, individualism/conformity What do skateboarders say about their relationship to masculinity? Dissatisfaction with masculinity (skaters accept differences, self expression, and cooperation) What are the core values in skate life? Self expression, freedom from organization and rules of sports, individuality What is the stereotype of skateboarders deployed in mainstream media? Slacker junkie stoners who oppose the law Do these skateboarders consider skateboarding a way to escape pain or demonstrate their ability to feel it? Pain is not central to the experience, its just part of pushing yourself What leads to skateboarders seeing themselves as outsiders? Individuality and alterative attitudes Are these skateboarders racially diverse? What is their relationship to racism/tolerance? White middle class males How do skateboarding brands and skateboarders like Tony Hawk demonstrate their authenticity? What does it mean to be authentic? study questions and keywords Communication Studies 101 “long-term commitment to the sport or demonstrated a working knowledge of it” Ceramic Uncles and Celluloid Mammies Contemptible collectables are usually made by and for whom? Contemptible collectibles are representations of black people that are some of the worst impulse creations in American consumer history; white companies made them for white people. What kinds of feelings was Topsy, the original "patched pickaninny" supposed to evoke? Harriet Beecher Stowe wanted to show the disgust of slavery How was this character changed and what did those changes suggest? It was made playful and shows a carefree attitude that thriving black children have towards the peculiar institution of slavery What are the implications of suggesting that black children are happiest in ratty clothing, wandering the outdoors, and eating foods they find in the fields?...
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- Fall '07
- Communications, Hegemonic masculinity, public sphere