Journalism 190

Week 4
summaries & lecture-related material

"We should never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was 'legal' and everything the Hungarian freedom fighters did in Hungary was 'illegal.'" -- Martin Luther King

Pilgrim on music
Some of the music-related material presented by Pilgrim
Pilgrim on movies
A summary of lecture material given regarding motion pictures
Amusing Ourselves to Death, Chapters 2 and 3
Important points from Postman's second and third chapter

No summary of "Mickey Mouse Monopoly" will be posted. Note the information about race and ethnicity in Disney movies. Also, note the assertion about Disney representation of gender, people of different ethnicies and people of color.

Also, note the criticisms of Disney's misrepresenting history for corporate profit.

No summary of "Class Dismissed" will be posted. Take notes on the argument that a class war exists (and who initiated it), the reshaping of the American dream (and who reshaped it), the 5 attributes of the working class emphasized by media.

Also, note the primary reason for such stereotypes in media (they distract us from the public reality of working class lives) -- and the concept of class consciousness (whether a person understands herself/himself as an economic, political and cultural actor).

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