Student Led Facilitation Session. Ideas For Action Chapters 10 & 11 Bradley Heimowitz 3/12/13. People are Addicted to Media. We are addicted to Media Personal connections are not the same Do you think that it is only going to get worse?????. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v= UAVQLM7Jf_4.
Ideas For Action Chapters 10 & 11
We are addicted to Media
Personal connections are not the same
Do you think that it is only going to get worse?????
Favors the elites
Companies spend billions to ensure people associate with their products
Money and power filters news
Consumers of media often resist dominant interpretations and construct meaning of media products their own way.
Male Gaze in Films
Advertisements work by appealing to some sort of desire and making the, usually false claim that buying the product will satisfy that desire.
Ruling ideas in any society are the ideas of the ruling class
Why is the world still the way it is today?
We choose our own oppression.
Why is their class domination?
Does not talk much about resistance, he articulates the challenges and how we can resist those things (this is how post modernism comes in)
“Gramsci argued that systems of domination require a certain amount of consent from the government to survive. They manage to accomplish this through dominating the society’s system of meaning, building what he called hegemony—the way that idea systems come to legitimize, or support, the interests of ruling groups in society” (Kaufman 2003,258).
Stuart Hall conducted audience and textual analysis.
He was interested in how race, class, and gender dynamics are reproduced in culture.
“For Hall, hegemony, or the dominant ideology, is not one thing that exists simple as an outgrowth of the needs of the ruling class. Instead, following Gramsci, Halls sees hegemony as a task that ruling groups are always trying to accomplish, in different ways, and that different ruling groups will have elements of their interests represented at different times” (Kaufman 2003, 260).
All that matters is the product
You feel like you have to associate with that product
“Advertising makes us feel insecure and convinces us that empty feeling we have inside will be satisfied if only we buy something. Many people feel their anxiety is calmed when they shop. We are also sold forms of identity through shopping” (Kaufman 2003, 264).
What does Apple do and why is it effective?
Kaufman’s book basically is a complete overview of what we studied in CMC.
The book goes over all the theories we have learned in CMC 100, 200, and 300 but condenses it.
The book leaves you with questions on how do we go about about fixing these issues we face today?
How do we educated people through media without getting them talked down to?
THE REVOLUTIONARY SUBJECT
CIVIL RIGHTS AND DISABILITY
EMPOWERMENTVIOLENCEDISRUPTION AND PROTEST
EDUCATION IN MOVEMENTS FOR SOCIAL CHANCE
Super Size Me- Morgan Spurlock tries putting the message out and make people more aware of our obesity problem.
Today we don’t just critique theory, we live theory .
We are making films this semester because this is something that we believe in. We are using our research to try and want people to think these issues to possibly change the world.
“On my honor, I have read the assigned material in its entirety, and I have not given, received, or witnessed any unauthorized collaboration on this work.”
Kaufman, Cynthia. “What Do We Want and Why Do We Want It? Democratic Culture” and “Where Are We Going And How Do We Get There” Ideas for Action, 251-304. Cambridge, MA: South End Press, 2003.