Readings

Required Texts

Amazon logo Falk, Erika. Women for President: Media Bias in Eight Campaigns. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2007. ISBN: 9780252075117.

Amazon logo [GRCM] Dines, Gail, and Jean McMahon Humez. Gender, Race, and Class in Media: A Text-Reader. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2002. ISBN: 9780761922612.

WEEK # TOPICS READINGS
1 Introduction to course Discussion of media coverage of the 2008 Presidential election, and how gender and race have been (and continue to be) factors in influencing voters
2 Gender and race in 2008 Presidential election politics

Amazon logo Falk, Erika. Women for President: Media Bias in Eight Campaigns. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2007. ISBN: 9780252075117.

Amazon logo Gillmor, Dan. We the Media: Grassroots Journalism By the People, For the People. Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly Media, 2006, chapters 3 and 4. ISBN: 9780596102272.

Olsen, Chuck. Blogumentary. 2007.

3 Media effects; considering audience

Amazon logo Lind, Rebecca Ann. "Laying a Foundation for Studying Race, Gender, and the Media." Chapter 1 in Race/Gender/Media: Considering Diversity Across Audience, Content, and Producers. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon, 2009. ISBN: 9780205537358.

Kellner, Douglas. "Cultural Studies, Multiculturalism, and Media Culture." pp. 9-20 in [GRCM].

Lull, James. "Hegemony." pp. 61-66 in [GRCM].

Radway, Janice A. "Women Read the Romance: The Interaction of Text and Context." pp. 67-78 in [GRCM].

4 Race, gender, and class in media content

Ouellette, Laurie. "Inventing the Cosmo Girl." pp. 116-128 in [GRCM].

Hall, Stuart. "The Whites of Their Eyes: Racist Ideologies and Media." pp. 89-93 in [GRCM].

Kilbourne, Jean. "'The More You Subtract, The More You Add': Cutting Girls Down to Size." pp. 258-267 in [GRCM].

———. Killing Us Softly 3. 2006.

5 Advertising and consumerism

Schor, Juliet. "The New Politics of Consumption: Why Americans Want So Much More Than They Need." pp. 183-195 in [GRCM].

Stabile, Carol A. "Nike, Social Responsibility, and the Hidden Abode of Production." pp. 196-203 in [GRCM].

Griffin, Sean. "'You've Never Had a Friend Like Me': Target Marketing Disney to a Gay Community." pp. 204-211 in [GRCM].

Steinem, Gloria. "Sex, Lies, and Advertising." pp. 223-229 in [GRCM].

Kirkham, Pat, and Alex Weller. "Cosmetics: A Clinique Case Study." pp. 268-273 in [GRCM].

Wilson, Clint C., and Felix Gutierrez. "Advertising and People of Color." pp. 283-292 in [GRCM].

Haller, Beth A., and Sue Ralph. "Current Perspectives on Advertising Images of Disability." pp. 293-301 in [GRCM].

6 Sex, violence, and the portrayal of women in sports and fashion

Lipsitz, George. "The Greatest Story Ever Sold: Marketing and the O. J. Simpson Trial." pp. 176-182 in [GRCM].

Crane, Diana. "Gender and Hegemony in Fashion Magazines: Women's Interpretations of Fashion Photographs." pp. 314-332 in [GRCM].

Gerbner, George. "Television Violence: At a Time of Turmoil and Terror." pp. 339-348 in [GRCM].

Katz, Jackson. "Advertising and the Construction of Violent White Masculinity: From Eminem to Clinique for Men." pp. 349-358 in [GRCM].

Jenkins, Henry. "Lessons from Littleton: What Congress Doesn't Want to Hear About Youth and Media." pp. 385-395 in [GRCM].

7 Race, gender, sexuality, and ethnicity in music

Jhally, Sut. Dreamworlds 3: Desire, Sex, and Power in Music Video.

Perry, Imani. "Who(se) Am I? The Identity and Image of Women in Hip-Hop." pp. 136-148 in [GRCM].

Rose, Tricia. "Hidden Politics: Discursive and Institutional Policing of Rap Music." pp. 396-405 in [GRCM].

Fountains of Wayne, "Stacy's Mom."

Amy Winehouse, "Rehab."

Amy Winehouse, "You Know I'm No Good."

Tackertone. "Lady Marmalade - Labelle." January 25, 2009. Accessed May 18, 2009. (Video hosted by YouTube)

Christina Aguilera, Mya, Lil Kim, Pink. "Lady Marmalade."

Lily Allen, "Smile."

Lily Allen, "Littlest Things ."

Lily Allen, "LDN."

Eminem, "My Name Is."

Eminem, "The Real Slim Shady."

Destiny's Child, "Independent Women Part I."

8 Race, gender, ethnicity in television

Fiske, John. "Gendered Television: Femininity." pp. 469-475 in [GRCM].

Peck, Janice. "The Mediated Talking Cure: Therapeutic Framing of Autobiography in TV Talk Shows." pp. 534-547 in [GRCM].

Butsch, Richard. "Ralph, Fred, Archie, and Homer: Why Television Keeps Re-Creating the White Male Working-Class Buffoon." pp. 575-586 in [GRCM].

Hubert, Susan J. "What's Wrong With This Picture? The Politics of Ellen's Coming Out Party." pp. 608-612 in [GRCM].

9 Race, gender, ethnicity in film

"Gilda." Columbia Pictures, 1946. (in-class film)

Amazon logo Mulvey, Laura. "Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema." Movies and Methods. Edited by Nichols, Bill. Vol. II. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1985. ISBN: 9780520054097.

10 New media representations, cyberactivism

Nakamura, Lisa. "'Where Do You Want to Go Today?' Cybernetic Tourism, the Internet, and Transnationality." pp. 684-687 in [GRCM].

Clark, Lynn Schofield. "Dating on the Net: Teens and the Rise of 'Pure' Relationships." pp. 696-707 in [GRCM].

Tricia Walsh Smith

Official Web site

Walshsmith1. "Tricia Walsh Smith - The Video That Started it All!" April 10, 2008. Accessed May 18, 2009. (Video hosted by YouTube)

Walshsmith1. "Tricia Walsh-Smith YouTube Superstar - Video #2." April 26, 2008. Accessed May 18, 2009. (Video hosted by YouTube)

Walshsmith1. "Tricia Walsh-Smith Warrior #3." May 15, 2008. Accessed May 18, 2009. (Video hosted by YouTube)

Leno and Homophobic Remarks

My Gayest Look

11 Celebrity news, fandom, and online personalities

Baym, Nancy K. "'I Think of Them as Friends': Interpersonal Relationships in the Online Community." pp. 488-496 in [GRCM].

Cumberland, Sharon. "Private Uses of Cyberspace: Women, Desire, and Fan Culture. " Cambridge, MA: MIT Communications Forum, January 25, 2000.

Amazon logo Jenkins, Henry. "Why Heather Can Write: Media Literacy and the Harry Potter Wars." Chapter 5 in Convergence Culture. New York, NY: New York University Press, 2008. ISBN: 9780814742952.

Chris Crocker

Chris Crocker

Itschriscrocker. "Leave Britney Alone!" September 10, 2007. Accessed May 18, 2009. (Video hosted by YouTube)

BigBoseMan. "Chris Crocker on Jimmy Kimmel - The Interview." September 13, 2007. Accessed May 18, 2009. (Video hosted by YouTube)

ChrisCrockersDeleted. "Chris Crocker - Obsessed with Fame?" March 19, 2009. Accessed May 18, 2009. (Video hosted by YouTube)

Harry Potter Wars

The Daily Prophet

Mugglenet Fan Site

12 Library research meeting

Observe livecasting at http://www.justin.tv

Parrack, Dave. "Man Commits Suicide on Justin.tv | When Lifecasting Becomes Deathcasting." WebTVWire, November 21, 2008.

Gannes, Liz. "19-year-old Commits Suicide on Justin.tv." NewTeeVee, November 20, 2008.

Stelter, Brian. "Web Suicide Viewed Live and Reaction Spur a Debate." New York Times, November 24, 2008.

13 Independent preparation of final projects  
14-15 Presentation of final projects