Perpetuating Social Discourse Notes
- These gender roles are moderately switched around and reinforced at the
- Perpetuating the social discourse that existed before it and immortalizing it
for the future in the medium of film.
Notes on Social Discourse
- Each storyline encompasses the conflicts that these teenagers have with
the social discourse and power relations in which they live.
- Gender roles play a vital role in the action of this film, with several
Notes on Foucault Continued
- We know perfectly well that we are not free to say just anything, that we
cannot simply speak of anything, when we like or where we like;
- not just anyone, finally, may speak of just anything.1
- This is compel
Orientalism in the story Notes
- The mystery of the society that awaits them beyond their town causes them
to be afraid because they do not understand how the power relations
operate on the outside.
- They do not know the exclusionary actions
Social Discourse as a Theme
- Laurie wishes Steve would stay, and feels the urge to fight back
against him in order to express herself.
- She fears speaking her mind fully because it is not the norm within
the teenage world to do so
- so inste
The Power Relations in American Graffiti
- Set in a nostalgic, early 1960s town in California, American Graffiti1 provides
a microcosm into the social dynamics and discourse of America at that time.
- The film is one of the most successful and i
Notes on Teenage Society
- She exudes the confidence that Toad does not have, and shows him what he
is actually capable of achieving.
- The existence of such stereotypical gender roles exposes the ridiculousness
of such an encounter, but also
The Significance of Cruising
- What motivates their decisions to go cruising throughout the entire night
- How do the intimate relationships between Steve and Laurie and Toad and
Debbie reveal the gender norms and stereotypes that existed in
Societal Roles for Women
- It is revealed that she is a prostitute, but Curt refuses to accept this, much
as westerners choose to be ignorant of the actual Orient, whatever that may
- The woman occupies this role of anonymity and ambiguit
- Gender discourse can be analyzed through a very different relationship:
- that of Toad and Debbie.
- Having just met, neither person knows much about the other, but they
each try to learn from each other what the other is lo