Body Politic Sirena Media Representation And Bea

Body Politic Sirena Media Representation And Bea

Body Politic Sirena Media Representation And Bea

Media Representation and Beauty Ideals

Readings:

  • Jean Kilbourne, “The More You Subtract, the More You Add”
  • Abra Fortune Chernik, “The Body Politic”
  • Sirena Riley, “The Black Beauty Myth”

Viewings:

  • Look at website and write about 3 advertisements: http://www.buzzfeed.com/h2/pulse/babymantis/sexism-in-30-vintage-ads-1opu?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=pulsenews&ref=nf
  • Summarize each of the readings and viewings for the week, including the author’s main arguments, focus, and key examples. Your summary should include every main idea the author or speaker uses. I would suggest going section by section, page by page, or minute by minute, and reporting back what the text conveys. If the text is long and analytical, your summary should reflect that. If the text is short and to the point, your summary can be short and to the point as well. In other words, try your best to adequately represent each and every text to show that you have read/watched AND thought about the material in depth. This is not the place to skim or read only a few pages. Your summaries should be complete and show the ideas from the entire reading or viewing, including the conclusion or last minute of a viewing.As a good minimum to keep in mind, 2-3 pages of reading can be summarized in about 1 paragraph of writing. A summary for a 10 page article should thus be 4-5 paragraphs. A summary for a 1 page article should be 1 paragraph. If you are ever unsure about your work and whether you are meeting the minimum requirements of this assignment, please email Dr. Rondot. Generally, more summary is always better than less. You may use your summaries and analysis in the exams if it is applicable.In each reading summary, you must include a page number each and every time you refer to an author’s idea (even if you aren’t directly quoting from the reading). Place a parentheses after the sentence but before the punctuation and include just the number of the page. For example: Adrienne Rich reports that women must “claim” their education (1). If the article doesn’t have page numbers, please include the paragraph number you are referencing in this way: (para. 7).In each viewing summary, you must include a “time stamp” each and every time you refer to a viewing’s idea (even if you aren’t directly quoting from the viewing). Place a parentheses after the sentence but before the punctuation and include the minutes and seconds. For example: Chimamanda Adichie argues that we are all feminists (1:36). This refers to the 1 minute and 36 second mark of the viewing.After you have summarized all of the readings and viewings for the unit, the final section of your journal should analyze the unit’s materials as a whole. This section should be 3-5 paragraphs. In your analysis, reflect on some of the questions provided below. Be specific and try to put the readings and viewings in conversation as best you can. Include some or all of the questions below.What do you take away from the unit as a whole? What did the material make you think about that you haven’t thought about before?What do you agree and disagree with from the unit’s materials? Why do you agree or disagree?Which materials did you find particularly challenging, and why?Which materials did you find particularly intriguing, and why?How might you apply this information to your own life? Where do you see this unit’s theme in your day-to-day experiences or past experiences? How do you relate to the material?How might you use the material in your future life or career?How do you see the material coming up in the media, politics, or other current events that weren’t mentioned in the readings and viewings for the week? Feel free in this section to link to videos, articles, or other relevant material.Finally, after the analysis section, pose 2-3 discussion or factual questions you still have after reading and viewing the week’s material. These questions can be directed at your professor and require an answer OR they may be directed at others/your peers and be open-ended. It is up to you to decide what lingering questions you are thinking about each unit.