Tuesday, May 31, 2011
The reading by Rebecca Raby took me a while to untangle and process, but I think I have a grasp on what she is trying to say. She introduces the five discourses that inter-tangle creating a web that traps teenagers, and segregating them from the rest of society. The reading introduces five discourses "the storm", becoming, at risk, social problem, and pleasurable consumption that surround the concept of adolescence. While introducing these five discourses she also introduces her study of Toronto-area teenager girls (from 13-19 years in age) and their grandmothers. She uses the study to explore the idea of these five discourses and how they mold societies idea of adolescence.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
1. How is this progressing or digressing the feminist movement?
2. When the general public views this video how are they educated about feminists?
3. How does this educate us about men?
4. What does this tell teenagers who haven’t been exposed to women studies or media analysis courses?
5. How does this educate us about the LGTB community?
6. What is this trying to sell us?
7. “Women’s bodies are not present in “Telephone” for male pleasure, they do not progress a male storyline, nor are women defeated for male purposes of sex or domestication. Women are not “othered.”-Electric Emily, Jukebox Heroines.
Do you agree with this blogger?
This is the first ten minutes of the pilot episode:
Use the readings from class, the discourses in the syllabus, Christensen, and SCWAMP to analysis this text and answer the questions:
How does this perpetuate the dominant ideology?
How does this dismantle the dominant ideology?
Think about Raby (if you have read it yet)- how does this [re]present teenagers?
How is this different from the [re]presentations of teenagers in the United States?
I am super interested to see how the class feels about this text!