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The Careless Language Of Sexual Violence - The Rumpus.net
we also live in a time that necessitates the phrase “rape culture.” This phrase denotes a culture where we are inundated, in different ways, by the idea that male aggression and violence toward women is acceptable and often inevitable.
rape  women  sexualviolence  television  representation  language 
november 2015 by rachaelsullivan
Selfie-Correction – The New Inquiry
The selfie is a modern folk-devil. Constructed within popular discourse as a trivial type of image, the selfie is predominately associated with a set of negative female stereotypes relating to narcissism, vapidity, and sexual impropriety. To see how this discourse works and to uncover its implications for social control, we need only consider the trailer for ABC’s upcoming new sitcom Selfie.
selfie  women  television  stereotypes  photography  narcissism 
october 2014 by rachaelsullivan
911 Television Conventions
The pain of losing loved ones remains a trauma that few of us will escape. But the vicious and arbitrary way that so many died in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania is horrifying in a very different way. Carried by a medium so often filled with simulated images of death and destruction, horror of this magnitude easily reads as spectacle. Flattened on the small screen and consumed in our livingrooms far from the sounds, smells and dust of lower Manhattan, the images seem fantastic, even surreal. Somehow it seems only appropriate that talkshow conventions, televisual forms designed to embrace the most banal of human situations, be used to puncture this distance, and move us from gawking spectators into a more empathetic mode of engagement.
memory  television  911 
march 2011 by rachaelsullivan
Content analysis of O'Reilly's rhetoric finds spin to be a 'factor': IU News Room: Indiana University
What the IU researchers found in their study, "Villains, Victims and Virtuous in Bill O'Reilly's 'No Spin Zone': Revisiting World War Propaganda Techniques," was that he was prone to inject fear into his commentaries and quick to resort to name-calling. He also frequently assigned roles or attributes -- such as "villians" or downright "evil" -- to people and groups.
research  o'reilly  rhetoric  conservatism  television  news 
december 2010 by rachaelsullivan
Neil Postman - Amusing Ourselves to Death (1985)
What I am claiming here is not that television is entertaining but that it has made entertainment itself the natural format for the representation of all experience. Our television set keeps us in constant communion with the world, but it does so with a face whose smiling countenance is unalterable. the problem is not that television presents us with entertaining subject matter but that all subject matter is presented as entertaining, which is another issue altogether. To say it still another way: Entertainment is the supra-ideology of all discourse on television. No matter what is depicted or from what point of view, the overarching presumption is that it is there for our amusement and pleasure.
television  postman  habermas  spectacle 
november 2009 by rachaelsullivan
An Outside View: Frank O'Hara Scholar David Lehman on Meditations in an Emergency
The first episode of Season 2 finds Don Draper at the doctor's for a physical. After being admonished for drinking and smoking, Don heads to a midtown bar to drink and smoke. Seated next to him is a man reading Frank O'Hara's Meditations in an Emergency. Don remarks, "Makes you feel better about sitting in a bar at lunch. Makes you feel like you're getting something done." To which the man replies, "Yeah, it's all about getting things done."
madmen  o'hara  poetry  television  remediation 
november 2009 by rachaelsullivan
CRE study on video media use
GROUND-BREAKING STUDY OF VIDEO VIEWING FINDS YOUNGER BOOMERS CONSUME MORE VIDEO MEDIA THAN ANY OTHER GROUP

Traditional Television Remains “800 Pound Gorilla”
In Video Media Arena
research  statistics  television  youth  generations 
march 2009 by rachaelsullivan

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