RTF 316M lecture notes
What is race?
• Race is an invention
o Social construction – not science – humans invented it
o Created in 1500s
o Based on science (the enlightenment: 1600 – 1850) *use
science to reinforce race*
RTF 316M Lecture Notes Test 2
September 27 Laughing Matters Recall: Contesting from Within Reworks whats already there Laughing with stereotypes instead of at them Recall: hegemony Way of talking about culture and power
9/27/2007 1:54:00 PM
By the 1960s the Golden Age of television ended as the high quality of original material being produced
drastically declined. According to Media Now, what did critics (including the Federal Communications
Commission) claim caused the end of this period?
RTF 316M Lecture Notes Test 3
Nov 13 Just business?
11/13/2007 1:57:00 PM
Remainder of the course relationship between racial ideology and industrial practices. Common statements that deflect criticisms of mass media "its just business" o its just
RTF 316 Exam 2 Review
Radio: Wrap Up & Synthesis
a. Dominant Types of Programing
i. Thrillers and action-adventure series
ii. Primary audiences: children-5/6pm
iii. Superman-connected to many different contexts (economics, social, political)
RTF 316 Final Review
Classic Network Era (Phase Two) 1965-1975 Hilmes 10 (279-295)
- Status of the TV industry in mid 1960s
1. Networks are powerful (control)
90% of viewers
Make the most money
People are trying to steer away from them
2. UHF enables r
May 7, 2015
Final exam review sheet
Friday, May 15th from 2-5 p.m. in RLM 5.104
Multiple choice, identification, short answer, essay. Please bring a pen.
150 points (30% of your final grade)
The short answer and essay p
Stuart Hall on Race and Representation"
The politics of the image contestant and struggle of what is represented by the media
representation: accurate or distorted (usual or standard view)
representation: creative or active (new view)
How was race being represented in the 1960?
Archie Thinks colored people called each other Nanny
The brides parents were white and black. And the grooms dad is surprise a white
man and a black woman is husband and wife
George do not
Media then How did we get here from there?
1. Oral communication (Pre-agricultural society):
a. Power of speech and memory
b. Time- and space- bound- people were able to travel around and use stories
c. Community based culture
Continuing power o
RTF316 Midterm Review
42 Multiple/Choice worth 84 points
1 essay worth 16 points
History and Historiography:
The English language History = The past + Historiography
History Our understanding of all events that happened before the present moment, the
Colors (1988), directed by Denis Hopper, is a controversial film about gang life in Los Angeles and its opening day was widely anticipated and a cause for concern. Across the nation it was feared that the realness and accuracy of the film would incit
In America (2002), directed by Jim Sheridan, is a heart wrenching film about an Irish familys move into the US and is intended to depict the collective "immigrant experience" in America. Hailed by many critics as a true to reality film about migratin
The Man Who was Almost a Man by Richard Wright is about a boy who is trying
to reach manhood in a world that strip him of his personal and economic power.
Dave Saunders, a 17 year old African American who lives in the South, heads home