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“How to be a fan of problematic things” – because pretty much everything is, but is sometimes still awesome

January 21, 2012 by


I wanted to share one nice blog post called “How to be a fan of problematic things” here’s an exceprt, but read the whole thing! “Liking problematic things doesn’t make you an asshole. In fact, you can like really problematic things and still be not only a good person, but a good social justice activist […]

“Framing Africa”

January 17, 2012 by


Ian’s previous post on the way people use the term “Africa” as if it is intrinsically meaningful when in fact it obscures the vast differences in language, culture, and history that range across an enormous continent, is supported by a wealth of media criticism over images of “Africa.” This article makes the case that US […]

Video to watch for Wednesday if possible

January 10, 2012 by


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

Videos related to today’s discussion on political economy of media and news

January 10, 2012 by


We didn’t get to these but they are helpful On Net Neutrality On media reporting Chomsky: David Barstow on war reporting on On Episodic/thematic framing (Oscar Grant): Episodic: Thematic: And a video report on last week’s arrest of the activists streaming news from Occupy Wall Street is here: […]

Poses: a direct criticism of the world of glamor and fashion

January 9, 2012 by


This was a kind of living art performance done by Yolanda Domínguez, a Spanish artist. I found it to be interesting  and relevant to the class, especially in terms of framing and representation. In the context of fashion magazines these poses seem to be normalized and acceptable, but in everyday life they generate a different […]

Target: Women! – Yogurt

January 8, 2012 by


Sarah Haskins did a great series a couple of years ago on women in advertising that goes a little deeper than Kilbourne, focusing on the effects of framing and messaging a bit more broadly. And she is hilarious. This is a great example   The whole series is great. It’s up here:

Check this out! (little girl critiqueing gendered marketing of toys)

January 6, 2012 by