Gender in the Media and Music

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Gender in the Media and Music 1) Ideology : The view or beliefs that serve to rationalize the interests of a particular group or justify a particular social arrangement 2) Cultural Scripts : story lines that frame media images, used to support or resist dominant ideologies 3) Embodiment : to express or personify within or upon one’s body social hierarchies, characteristic, or relation. Ex: boobs, dress, hair style 4) Gender on television a) Entertainment value relies upon stereotypes and prevailing ideologies a.i) Situation comedies rely upon predictability, jokes at the expense of women. a.ii) Dominant views on family structure and gender roles not challenged b) Women receive less airtime overall; younger women over-represented and older women under-represented b.i)Symbolic annihilation: absence of people in media reflects that they aren’t important c) Hegemonic masculinity, emphasized femininity 5) Gender in Movies a) Male Gaze in most movies a.i) Romantic comedies a.ii) Horror (slasher) films: often teach women that they shouldn’t’ t be having
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This note was uploaded on 10/17/2011 for the course ECON 101 taught by Professor Thompson during the Spring '11 term at Michigan State University.

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