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Edward Said On Orientalism - "The Orient" Represented in Mass Media
Edward Said's book Orientalism has been profoundly influential in a diverse range of disciplines since its publication in 1978. In this engaging and lavishly illustrated interview he talks about the context within which the book was conceived, its main themes,…
Class Dismissed - How TV Frames the Working Class
Narrated by Ed Asner, and based on the book by Pepi Leistyna, Class Dismissed navigates the steady stream of narrow working class representations from American television's beginnings to today's sitcoms, reality shows, police dramas, and daytime talk shows. Featuring interviews…
Money for Nothing - Behind the Business of Pop Music
Of all mass cultural forms, popular music has historically been characterized by the greatest independence for artists and allowing access to a broader diversity of voices. However, in the contemporary period, this independence is being threatened by a shrinking number…
Game Over - Gender, Race & Violence in Video Games
Video and computer games represent a $6 billion a year industry. One out of every ten households in American owns a Sony Playstation. Children who own video game equipment play an average of ten hours per week. And yet, despite…
Freedom of Expression - Resistance & Repression in the Age of Intellectual Property
In 1998, university professor Kembrew McLeod (Associate Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Iowa) trademarked the phrase "freedom of expression"--a startling comment on the way that intellectual property law restricts creativity and expression of ideas. This provocative and…
Off the Straight & Narrow
How are we to make sense of the transformation in gay representation - from virtual invisibility before 1970 to the "gay chic" of today? Off the Straight & Narrow is the first in-depth documentary to cast a critical eye over…
Rich Media, Poor Democracy - How Journalism is Compromised by Corporations
If a key indicator of the health of a democracy is the state of its journalism, the United States is in deep trouble. In Rich Media, Poor Democracy, Robert McChesney lays the blame for this state of affairs squarely at…
Deadly Persuasion - The Advertising of Alcohol and Tobacco
In Deadly Persuasion: The Advertising of Alcohol & Tobacco, Jean Kilbourne exposes the manipulative marketing strategies and tactics used by the tobacco and alcohol industries to keep Americans hooked on their dangerous products. Illustrating her analysis with hundreds of current…
Toxic Sludge is Good for You - The Public Relations Industry Unspun
While advertising is the visible component of the corporate system, perhaps even more important and pervasive is its invisible partner, the public relations industry. This video illuminates this hidden sphere of our culture and examines the way in which the…
Tomorrow's Children - Partnership Education in Action
Do politically expedient proposals for more testing prepare children for the challenges of the 21st century? What is the role of schools in a time when the mass media are children's most frequent teachers? In Tomorrow's Children, based on her…