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Jhally, Sut

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Killing us softly 3 advertising's image of women by Jean Kilbourne( Visual )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 1,768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social theorist Jean Kilbourne lectures on the portrayal of women in advertising, arguing that the artificial & stereotypical representations therein negatively effect women's psychological health
Tough guise violence, media, and the crisis in masculinity by Sut Jhally( Visual )

30 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Systematically examine[s] the relationship between images of popular culture and the social construction of masculine identities in the U.S. at the dawn of the 21st century ... Argues that the widespread violence in American society needs to be understood as part of an ongoing crisis in masculinity"--Container
Social communication in advertising : persons, products & images of well-being by William Leiss( Book )

45 editions published between 1985 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Killing Us Softly 4 : Advertising's Image of Women( Visual )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1,293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this new, highly anticipated update of her pioneering Killing us softly series, the first in more than a decade, Jean Kilbourne takes a fresh look at how advertising traffics in distorted and destructive ideals of femininity. The film marshals a range of new print and television advertisements to lay bare a stunning pattern of damaging gender stereotypes--images and messages that too often reinforce unrealistic, and unhealthy, perceptions of beauty, perfection, and sexuality. By bringing Kilbourne's groundbreaking analysis up to date, Killing us softly 4 stands to challenge a new generation of students to take advertising seriously, and to think critically about popular culture and its relationship to sexism, eating disorders, and gender violence"--Container
Dreamworlds 3 desire, sex & power in music video( Visual )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at how the narratives of music videos shape individual & cultural attitudes toward femininity, masculinity, sexuality and race
Enlightened racism : the Cosby show, audiences, and the myth of the American dream by Sut Jhally( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cosby Show needs little introduction to most people familiar with American popular culture. It is a show with immense and universal appeal. Even so, most debates about the significance of the program have failed to take into account one of the more important elements of its success--its viewers. Through a major study of the audiences of The Cosby Show, the authors treat two issues of great social and political importance--how television, America's most widespread cultural form, influences the way we think, and how our society in the post-Civil Rights era thinks about race, our most widespread cultural problem. This book offers a radical challenge to the conventional wisdom concerning racial stereotyping in the United States and demonstrates how apparently progressive programs like The Cosby Show, despite good intentions, actually help to construct "enlightened" forms of racism. The authors argue that, in the post-Civil Rights era, a new structure of racial beliefs, based on subtle contradictions between attitudes toward race and class, has brought in its wake this new form of racial thought that seems on the surface to exhibit a new tolerance. However, professors Jhally and Lewis find that because Americans cannot think clearly about class, they cannot, after all, think clearly about race. This groundbreaking book is rooted in an empirical analysis of the reactions to The Cosby Show of a range of ordinary Americans, both black and white. Professors Jhally and Lewis discussed with the different audiences their attitudes toward the program and more generally their understanding and perceptions of issues of race and social class. Enlightened Racism is a major intervention into the public debate about race and perceptions of race--a debate, in the 1990s, at the heart of American political and public life. This book is indispensable to understanding that debate
Advertising & the end of the world( Visual )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a compelling and accessible argument about consumerism and its impact on the earth's future. Extensively illustrated with graphics and examples from commercial imagery
Dreamworlds 2 desire/sex/power in music video by Sut Jhally( Visual )

20 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A controversial video that MTV tried to ban. Portrays the impact that sex and violence in media have on society and culture in our everyday life. Shows scenes from over 165 music videos to show how the media portrays masculinity, femininity, sex, and sex roles. Includes a scene of a brutal gang rape from the movie, The accused
Tough Guise 2 : Violence, Manhood & American Culture( Visual )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this highly anticipated update of the influential and widely acclaimed Tough Guise, pioneering anti-violence educator and cultural theorist Jackson Katz argues that the ongoing epidemic of men's violence in America is rooted in our inability as a society to move beyond outmoded ideals of manhood. In a sweeping analysis that cuts across racial, ethnic, and class lines, Katz examines mass shootings, day-to-day gun violence, violence against women, bullying, gay-bashing, and American militarism against the backdrop of a culture that has normalized violent and regressive forms of masculinity in the face of challenges to traditional male power and authority. Along the way, the film provides a stunning look at the violent, sexist, and homophobic messages boys and young men routinely receive from virtually every corner of the culture, from television, movies, video games, and advertising to pornography, the sports culture, and US political culture. Tough Guise 2 stands to empower a new generation of young men--and women--to challenge the myth that being a real man means putting up a false front and engaging in violent and self-destructive behavior." -- Back of container
Edward Said on Orientalism( Visual )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward Said's book Orientalism has been influential in a diverse range of disciplines since its publication in 1978. In this interview he talks about the context in which the book was conceived, its main themes, and how its original thesis relates to the contemporary understanding of "the Orient."
Bell Hooks cultural criticism & transformation( Visual )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bell Hooks makes a compelling argument for the transformative power of cultural criticism. She demonstrates how learning to think critically was central to her own self-transformation and how it can play a role in students' quest for a sense of agency and identity
The codes of gender identity + performance in pop culture( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Communication scholar Sut Jhally applies the late sociologist Erving Goffman's groundbreaking analysis of advertising to the contemporary commercial landscape in this provocative new film about gender as a ritualized cultural performance. Uncovering a remarkable pattern of gender-specific poses, Jhally explores Goffman's central claim that the way the body is displayed in advertising communicates normative ideas about masculinity and femininity. The film looks beyond advertising as a medium that simply sells products, and beyond analyses of gender that focus on biological difference or issues of surface objectification and beauty, taking us into the two-tiered terrain of identity and power relations. With its sustained focus on the fundamental importance of gender, power, and how our perceptions of what it means to be a man or a woman get reproduced and reinforced on the level of culture in our everyday lives."--Distributor's abstract
Representation & the media by Stuart Hall( Visual )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stuart Hall, a renowned public speaker and teacher, lectures on the central ideas of cultural studies-- that reality is not experienced directly, but through the lens of culture, through the way that human beings represent and tell stories about the world in which they live. Using visual examples, Hall shows how the media-- and especially the visual media-- have become the key players in the process of modern story telling
Race the floating signifier by Stuart Hall( Visual )

32 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stuart Hall, a renowned public speaker and teacher, presents a lecture on race and the meaning of racial signifiers (e.g., skin color) at Goldsmiths' College, New Cross, London. Hall contends that racial signifiers are not absolute, but dependent on cultural contexts and their inherent racial classifications and stereotypes. The lecture is preceded by an interview of Hall by Sut Jhally
Reel bad Arabs how Hollywood vilifies a people( Visual )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout its history Hollywood has portrayed Arabs as buffoons or bandits. The video seeks to rectify this stereotyping by comparing it to other forms of racist imagery and by suggesting alternative narratives that treat the Arabs as human, not demons
The killing screens media and the culture of violence by George Gerbner( Visual )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores why there is so much violence on television and its effects on viewers. Addresses psychological, political, social, and developmental impacts of growing and living within a cultural environment of pervasive, ritualized violent representation. Suggests new ways of thinking about the negative effects of mass media on society, and discusses what can be done. Questions and ideas are based on the results of a 20-year ongoing study, the Cultural Indicators Project, by Dr. George Gerbner
Cultural politics in contemporary America( Book )

13 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The myth of the liberal media the propaganda model of news( Visual )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky overturn one of the dominant myths in our political culture - the notion that mainstream media have a liberal bias. Drawing on extensive empirical research, they reveal that in actuality the news media have become so subordinated to corporate interests that they are far to the right of the American people
The codes of advertising : fetishism and the political economy of meaning in the consumer society by Sut Jhally( Book )

34 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines the commercial speech of advertising as a cultural phenomenon whose social significance far exceeds its economic influence. Jhally argues that by selling viewing time to advertisers, television converts audiences into laborers who "work" for the media in the same way that workers do in a factory. By watching commercial messages on TV, viewers actively create symbolic meaning, but also generate profit for the media in return for the wage of entertainment
Wrestling with manhood boys, bullying and battering( Visual )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drawing the connection between professional wrestling and the construction of contemporary masculinity, they [Sut Jhally and Jackson Katz] show how so-called 'entertainment' is related to homophobia, sexual assault and relationship violence ..."--Container
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Jhally, Sut

Sut Jhally

Sut Jhally producteur de cinéma américain

Sut Jhally produttore cinematografico statunitense

Sut Jhally Sozialwissenschaftler

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Enlightened racism : the Cosby show, audiences, and the myth of the American dreamCultural politics in contemporary AmericaThe codes of advertising : fetishism and the political economy of meaning in the consumer society