Point out the importance of educating the public on the effects of pornography on society. There is deep Misogyny in our society (the hatred or deep dislike of women)Post-StructuralismJean Baudrillard : focuses on the simulation and the creation and interplay of images and signs. Identities are constructed by internalizing images that ultimately determine how people see themselves and others.Simulation: Baudrillards assertion that media create a “simulated” world through the reinforcement of certain images and signs. ( the media shows us the things we should likeand find appealing)Hyperreal: Baudrillards belief that people’s perceptions, as defined by media, lead to thesense of a simulated reality. (people base their experiences on a perception of the world that is created by the media) Media softens our intellect rather than challenge it. Contemporary media shows how the medium has become preoccupied with basic, juvenile themes instead of a deeper understanding of the real world.Argued that instead of the idea that what we perceive as reality is an illusion, he suggests that the illusion has become a reality. (the line between the 2 is blurred so it’s hard to tell them apart)Chapter 19: GlobalizationGlobalization:the worldwide exchange of money, goods and services as well as the socio-cultural changes that occur with increasing trade and human contact.1600’s –Western European nations developed economic systems that were based on market principles where they would produce goods and services and exchanged them for profit. Colonizing:The political, economic, and cultural domination of countries in Asia, Africa and the Americas by European countries starting in the 16thcentury. Globalization emerged in Europe when developing industrial economies began to establish colonies around the world in order to secure cheap raw materials to fuel their own development. Stratification:when a society organizes people into a hierarchical system based on their social class, Global Stratification: countries are positioned within a global ranking system, according to countries wealth or poverty. Command Economy:An economy in which the state, rather than the market, forces and manages the production and distribution of goods.8
Developed Countries’:Wealthy industrialized countries.Undeveloped countries:countries with poor economies, problematically implies a lack of economic talent or exposure.Underdeveloped Countries: Countries that have yet to industrialize, or that have been intentionally restricted in their development by developed nations.Developing Countries: countries considered to be on the road to industrialization.