U.S. Mass Media and Image Culture: The Stakes of Gender, Race/Ethnicity and Ethics

American Studies sophomores, Spring 2017

Instructor: Dana Mihăilescu

dmihailes@yahoo.com

 

This course means to familiarize students with how U.S. mass media (press, radio, television, digital media, etc.) have used racial/ethnic and gender images throughout time. The course explores the various ways in which U.S. mass media have strategically constructed racial/ethnic and gender images or have attempted to create alternative ethical spaces to correct some mishaps of representations by delving into the specifics of different temporal / cultural periods and types of media. The course finally aims to foster students’ ability to identify strategies of manipulation and ethical reconfiguration of racial/ethnic and gender images and to develop their critical thinking on issues of image representation in mass media.

Fisier de tip .doc ! syllabus_2016-2017_mass media 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last updated at: February 22, 2017.