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Media Education Foundation

Works: 237 works in 951 publications in 2 languages and 52,346 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Educational films  Interviews  Filmed lectures  History  Filmed speeches  Music videos  Film adaptations 
Roles: Producer, prn, Publisher, fds, Distributor, Production personnel
Classifications: HF5822, 155.332
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Media Education Foundation
Tough guise violence, media, and the crisis in masculinity by Sut Jhally( Visual )

28 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,762 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
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 1,734 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
Killing Us Softly 4 : Advertising's Image of Women( Visual )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 1,362 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
Hip-hop beyond beats and rhymes( Visual )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 1,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the conceptualization of masculinity in hip-hop culture. Includes interviews with prominent rappers, music industry executives, and social critics
Dreamworlds 3 desire, sex & power in music video( Visual )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 1,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at how the narratives of music videos shape individual & cultural attitudes toward femininity, masculinity, sexuality and race. "Systematically dismantling music video's most persistent and disturbing stock representations, and setting them against cases of real-world violence, sexism and discrimination, the film inspires viewers to critically examine how the distorted images of the Dreamworld connect with the lives of real girls and women, as well as real boys and men."--Container
Slim hopes advertising and the obsession with thinness by Jean Kilbourne( Visual )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Producer) Jean Kilbourne is the creator of the award winning film Still Killing Us Softly and a popular lecturer on college campuses. Using examples of over 120 ads from magazines and T.V., Slim Hopes offers a new way to think about demoralizing and life-threatening eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia
Mickey Mouse monopoly( Visual )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program takes a close and critical look at the world Disney films create and reaches disturbing conclusions about the values propagated under the guise of innocence and fun. It analyzes Disney's cultural pedagogy, examines its corporate power, and explores its vast influence on our global culture. Including interviews with cultural critics, media scholars, child psychologists, kindergarten teachers, multicultural educators, college students and children
Tough Guise 2 : Violence, Manhood & American Culture( Visual )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 924 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."--Publisher website
Consuming kids the commercialization of childhood( Visual )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the practices of a multi-billion dollar marketing machine that now sells kids and their parents everything from junk food and video games to educational products and the family car. Drawing on the insights of health care professionals, children's advocates, and industry insiders, the film focuses on the explosive growth of child marketing in the wake of deregulation, showing how youth marketers have used the latest advances in psychology, anthropology, and neuroscience to transform American children into one of the most powerful and profitable consumer demographics in the world. Video raises questions about the ethics of children's marketing and its impact on the health and well-being of kids
Advertising & the end of the world( Visual )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 783 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
Bell Hooks cultural criticism & transformation by bell hooks( Visual )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bell Hooks makes a compelling argument for the transformative powers 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 the students' quest for a sense of agency and identity. Includes footage from many films and music videos, and news coverage
Class dismissed how TV frames the working class by L Alper( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the forthcoming book by Pepi Leistyna, Class Dismissed navigates the steady stream of narrow working class representation from American television's beginnings to today's sitcoms, reality shows, police dramas, and daytime talk shows. This documentary breaks important new ground in exploring wasy in which race, gender, and sexuality intersect with class, offering a complex reading of television's often one-dimensional representations. Featuring interviews with Stanley Aronowitz, Barbara Ehrenreich, Herman Gray, Robin Kelley, Pepi Leistyna, Michael Zweig, Arlene Davila, Susan Douglas, Bambi Haggins, Lisa Henderson, Andrea Press, and others
Edward Said on Orientalism by Edward W Said( Visual )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on Edward Said's influential book, On Orientalism, this engaging and lavishly illustrated video examines the context within which he conceived the book, as well as his cultural analysis of media representations of the Middle East and Islam. In a post-9/11 world, this video provides an indispensable perspective
The codes of gender identity + performance in popular culture( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 734 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."--Container
War made easy how presidents & pundits keep spinning us to death( Visual )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and French and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Analysis of how governments bent on war-making have relied on a vast arsenal of propaganda techniques to overcome resistance at home and disapproval abroad ... Moving from Vietnam to Iraq, the film examines how news reports have become nearly indistinguishable from White House and Pentagon talking points, a problem that has become exacerbated by journalists who have grown accustomed to being fed information by official sources."
Reel Bad Arabs : How Hollywood Vilifies a People( Visual )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 728 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
Dreamworlds 2 desire/sex/power in music video by Sut Jhally( Visual )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 722 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
Race the floating signifier by Stuart Hall( Visual )

33 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 722 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. Begins with an interview of Hall by Sut Jhally
Representation & the media by Stuart Hall( Visual )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 718 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
Spin the bottle sex, lies and alcohol( Visual )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"By exploring the college party scene, Spin the Bottle shows the difficulties students have in navigating a cultural environment saturated with messages about gender and alcohol"--Container
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