1102 Journal 2 - Identities can be described in words, but...

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Unformatted text preview: Identities can be described in words, but sometimes pictures can be just as effective. Take a look at Rolling Stone, the music magazine that has been a staple of popular culture for over thirty years. The cover always depicts a pop culture icon in a rather illustrative pose. Check out this notorious cover: http://i.rollingstone.com/assets/rs/65/6720/images/53281_lg.jpg At the time, Spears was only 17. The picture fuses two aspects of Britney's persona: childhood purity and adult sexuality. She's lying in bed on the phone, gripping a teddy bear, but she is wearing short shorts and a push-up bra that hyper sexualizes her. This conflation of innocence and experience was the essence of Spears's public image. For this week, I want you to look pages 136 and 137 in your textbook. Choose a cover (or find a different Rolling Stone cover on Google Images) and discuss WHY the celebrity is depicted in that manner. What does it suggest? Stone cover on Google Images) and discuss WHY the celebrity is depicted in that manner....
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This note was uploaded on 03/01/2011 for the course ENC 1102 taught by Professor Colston during the Spring '10 term at Florida State College.

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