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Research Deadline

Research Deadline | Year 13 Media Studies | Scoop.it

Good news. I have extended the deadline for the research to October 6th. Please update to the blog and email me the link and password. 

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Deconstructing Disney

Deconstructing Disney | Year 13 Media Studies | Scoop.it
Measured by revenue, Disney is the largest media conglomerate in the world. On this board, we collect images from our posts analyzing Disney and its products. For analysis, click through any image or visit Sociological Images at www.thesocietypages.org/socimages.
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The random Muslim scare story generator: separating fact from fiction

The random Muslim scare story generator: separating fact from fiction | Year 13 Media Studies | Scoop.it
Halal meat is on every menu; sharia law is taking over; the niqab is undermining the nation. Ever noticed how often the same old stories keep appearing about Muslims in Britain? Nesrine Malik debunks the myths
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How the Media Failed Women in 2013

How the Media Failed Women in 2013 | Year 13 Media Studies | Scoop.it
Tags:   gender , inequality , media , double bind, feminism, rape culture,  00 to 05 mins Year: 2013 Length: 3:39 Access: YouTube Summary:  This video from The Representation Project summarizes...
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Met police have not learned from racism report, officer tells tribunal

Met police have not learned from racism report, officer tells tribunal | Year 13 Media Studies | Scoop.it
PC Carol Howard, who is claiming discrimination, felt she was 'used as a token' by Met to improve its image
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Body image and the law

Body image and the law | Year 13 Media Studies | Scoop.it
According to new laws passed in Israel, any Photoshopped image must have a clear warning, and all models must have a minimum Body Mass Index of BMI of 8.5. As Damien Carrick writes, the laws have strong supporters in Australia.
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Frozen in time: when will Disney's heroines reflect real body shapes?

Frozen in time: when will Disney's heroines reflect real body shapes? | Year 13 Media Studies | Scoop.it
Anna Smith: Disney's writers are clearly making efforts to produce less compliant female leads – so why are we still lumbered with hourglass figures, tiny feet and huge doe eyes?
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Can Pop Music Really Parody Itself? - The Atlantic

Can Pop Music Really Parody Itself? - The Atlantic | Year 13 Media Studies | Scoop.it
Can Pop Music Really Parody Itself? The Atlantic And so, helplessly, Allen has reproduced Cyrus's unpleasant racial politics without understanding what those politics are, or how her stated theme of sexual objectification might have something,...

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Katniss Everdeen: Feminist hero in teenage fiction at last?

Katniss Everdeen: Feminist hero in teenage fiction at last? | Year 13 Media Studies | Scoop.it

After Twilight’s Bella Swan left an entire generation of girls lusting after what is essentially an abusive and controlling relationship described as the ultimate declaration of true love, it’s safe to say that teenage fiction needs a new empowering female protagonist for damage control. After watching the film and reading the books, my initial thoughts were that Katniss is a much better role model than Bella: but is she the feminist hero we really need in teenage literature?

 


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Lily Allen does not represent all feminism – and nor should she

Lily Allen does not represent all feminism – and nor should she | Year 13 Media Studies | Scoop.it
Ellie Mae O'Hagan: Instead of critiquing whether Allen's new video is feminist or not, we should ask why there is such a weight of expectation on one woman

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Doha College Media Studies - YouTube

Doha College Media Studies - YouTube | Year 13 Media Studies | Scoop.it
Doha College, Qatar media studies videos A Level AQA entries
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Check out the videos from my former school...

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Video: Crack Babies: A Tale From the Drug Wars

Retro Report: In the 1980s, many government officials, scientists and journalists warned that the country would be plagued by a generation of “crack babies.” They were wrong.
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An excellent example of moral panic. From the sociological cinema:

 

Summary: In their book, Policing the Crisis, Stuart Hall and his coauthors investigate what was reported to be a sharp increase in muggings that occurred in Britain at the start of the 1970s. In fact, despite much public concern, a rash of criminality could not be verified, leading the authors to consider a far more likely scenario, that British society was gripped by something called a moral panic. "When the official reaction to a person, groups of persons or series of events is out of all proportion to the actual threat offered, when 'experts', in the form of police chiefs, the judiciary, politicians and editors perceive the threat in all but identical terms, and appear to talk 'with one voice' of rates, diagnoses, prognoses and solutions, when the media representations universally stress 'sudden and dramatic' increases (in numbers involved or events) and 'novelty', above and beyond that which a sober, realistic appraisal could sustain, then we believe it is appropriate to speak of the beginnings of a moral panic." The public fear about widespread muggings in Britain can be likened to the sudden swell of concern in the U.S. regarding the spread of crack cocaine in the 1980s. Unlike muggings, cocaine use was truly on the rise, but in many ways the dilemma was similarly blown "all out of proportion." The above video chronicles the role played by the media in exaggerating the scale of the cocaine problem and the dire health consequences predicted for the children of women who used the drug. As expressed by one politician, there was a belief that crack babies would "overwhelm every social service delivery system that they come into contact with throughout the rest of their lives." As the video explains, many people born to mothers who were addicted to crack have been able to lead lives free of the health complications foretold by newscasters. So if the actual threat posed by the growing use of cocaine was something different than the one portrayed in the media, why did the moral panic about "crack babies" take hold in the public consciousness? One explanation is that the preliminary research, which first raised the issue of potential health consequences for these children, coincided with President Ronald Reagan's War on Drugs. As the legal scholar Michelle Alexander notes, in an effort to secure funding for the new war, Reagan actually hired staff in 1985 to publicize the emergence of crack cocaine, and a national tragedy involving "crack babies" was just the kind of story they sought to promote. A second explanation for why the moral panic took hold ties in the fact that the War on Drugs has been a racist war from the very start, and the idea of a scourge of crack-addicted pregnant mothers aligned well with long held, racist stereotypes of black welfare queens who raise children in crime-infested neighborhoods.

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"Pound the Alarm": Nicki Minaj’s Glamorization of Violent, Hegemonic Hypermasculinity in Music Videos

"Pound the Alarm": Nicki Minaj’s Glamorization of Violent, Hegemonic Hypermasculinity in Music Videos | Year 13 Media Studies | Scoop.it
Glamorized violence, as part of hegemonic hypermasculinity is evident throughout popular music videos. It is portrayed both as male dominance and female submission across almost every mainstream...
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The Global Sociology Blog - The Walking Dead… Where Black is The New Red Shirt

The Global Sociology Blog - The Walking Dead… Where Black is The New Red Shirt | Year 13 Media Studies | Scoop.it
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Oxford's 'students of colour' on being 'othered' at university

Oxford's 'students of colour' on being 'othered' at university | Year 13 Media Studies | Scoop.it
A new project airs the feelings and experiences of black and minority ethnic students
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An excellent way to challenge stereotypes

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Stuart Hall's cultural legacy: Britain under the microscope

Stuart Hall's cultural legacy: Britain under the microscope | Year 13 Media Studies | Scoop.it
Stuart Jeffries: The so-called 'godfather of multiculturalism' changed Britain for the better even while he showed us the ugly truth about our racist society
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The Ian Watkins case doesn't need pap shots of celebrity ex-girlfriends

The Ian Watkins case doesn't need pap shots of celebrity ex-girlfriends | Year 13 Media Studies | Scoop.it
Marina Hyde: The disturbing story of the Lostprophets singer's conviction for child sex offences shouldn't need paparazzi shots of famous fleeting girlfriends to catch readers' attention in the newspapers...
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Excellent article identifying the cultural obsession with framing events through the world of celebrity rather than exploring the news in a detached, thoughtful and informed manner.

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exemplar essay

exemplar essay | Year 13 Media Studies | Scoop.it
EXEMPLAR MATERIAL FOR A2 MEDIA MEST 3: ‘REPRESENTATION’.Critics have accused the mainstream media of tokenism andstereotyping by creating extreme and exaggeratedrepresentations. To what extent is this true for thegroup or place you have studied?
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Are female-led blockbusters finally here to stay?

Are female-led blockbusters finally here to stay? | Year 13 Media Studies | Scoop.it
Does the success of The Hunger Games, and the recent arrival of The Host, hint at the rise of the female-led blockbuster, Mark wonders...

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Lily Allen says her video for Hard Out Here isn't to do with race. She is wrong

Lily Allen says her video for Hard Out Here isn't to do with race. She is wrong | Year 13 Media Studies | Scoop.it
Suzanne Moore: Racism works by denying the presence of race, the privilege being to not notice it

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