Lyn Blumenthal Videoworks: Volume 1

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Tags: Feminism, Gender, Politics, Videoworks

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Lyn Blumenthal Videoworks: Volume 1

The two Social Studies videos call into question fundamental assumptions about the cross-purposes of entertainment: to entertain, to present cultural values, to mediate public policies, and to define social relationships.

 

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Social Studies, Part I: Horizontes
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Horizontes incorporates scenes from a popular Cuban soap opera with running commentary in the form of a propagandistic advertising text. Blumenthal examines media programming as presenting, through the filter of a generalized moralism, a...

 

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Tags: feminism, gender, politics

Social Studies, Part II: The Academy
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The "dazzling, delightful, and delicious" messages of broadcast television get scrutinzed in Social Studies, Part II: The Academy. Stripped of its glitzy animation and played out against the frozen backdrop of a single spectacular image, the...

 

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: feminism, media analysis