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OPRAH ICONIC IMAGE

January 12, 2012 by

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1. Oprah Winfrey is the image icon. 2. Oprah is associated with female power, domesticity, self betterment and optimism. While defying racial and social-economic boundaries she buys into the mammy stereotype in the sense that she is a powerful, maternal, desexualized black women who is concerned with the well being of her audience which is […]

Time’s 2008 Person of the Year

January 12, 2012 by

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The image of Obama’s hope poster that appears on Time magazine’s person of the year contains many concepts such as; patriotism, hope, coalition, and progressiveness in terms of “our” first black president. What Time magazine is selling to its viewer are the emotions of the iconic “Hope” poster. The cover though, appears without the word “hope”, […]

Andy Warhol Icon Group Post

January 12, 2012 by

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  As an icon, Andy Warhol represents pop art, subversive culture, and avant garde fashion. Warhol’s iconicity is recognized by his contrasting black turtle neck and bleached, straightened blonde hair. In this advertisement Vidal Sassoon attempts to appropriate these characteristics in order to associate their significance with their hair products. The advertisement attempts to persuade […]

FIRST! Beyonce…

January 12, 2012 by

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Beyonce is a symbol of female confidence, ambition, strength, and sexuality — she’s released several songs about her own independence and confidence in herself (such as Single Ladies and Irreplaceable). These songs have become anthems for women to empower themselves and assert their own confidence as single and independent from men. She is also well known […]

Video to watch for Wednesday if possible

January 10, 2012 by

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This short video is a good companion to the Rivera reading, it is about blackness and Latino identity

Jack Donaghy from 30 Rock

January 3, 2012 by

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Jack Donaghy from 30 Rock is most likely my favorite character on television. Performed to perfection by Alec Baldwin, Jack is in charge of television and microwave oven programming at General Electric and prides himself on his success, wealth, intellect, and good looks. In many ways, Jack embodies the stereotype of the all-American businessman and, […]

Hello students! ( you can see some posts as comments to this post

December 27, 2011 by

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Welcome to the class blog for Introduction to Media Criticism, winter session 2012. TO POST YOUR OWN POST: when you get to the blog page, look to the top left. After you have logged in (accepting the invitation), when you mouse over the very top left of the black bar at the top of the […]