1) A Dialogue on Media and Ideology: Christensen and Croteau
Christensen: Secret education in the media, people are being manipulated by the media, media only teach us dominant ideology
Croteau: All media is biased toward dominant ideology, "belief systems that justify the actions of those in power;" media messages are powerful and hard to change; SCWAAMP is at the center of the media representations
- So What?
Princess mode teaches us to practice a particular kind of femininity
Sets girls up for failure
Sets the focus on
Boys get to practice building, moving things, shooting, violence, athletics, driving,
- Now What?
Croteau suggests a reframing, understanding of how the system works
Pleasure and critique are not mutually exclusive
2) A Debate:
"Research on the ideology of the media has included a debate between those who argue that media promote worldview of the powerful- the 'dominant ideology'-and those who argue that mass media texts include more contradictory messages, both expressing the "dominant ideology" and at least partially challenging world views."
3) A DIscussion:
What it Feels Like for a Girl
Sesame Street on Princesses
William Wants a Doll
Ted Talk: Cameron Russell
Tough Guise 2