Gender and Media (Aug – Dec 2014)

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Module Outline

Class on Tuesdays at 8.30 a.m. in Room 1.1 Engineering Tower
The first session is scheduled for Tuesday 19th August 2014

19th August
Introduction

26th August
We carry on with the Introduction. Then, we look at Key Media Theories

2nd September
We carry on with the lecture on Key Media Theories.
Then, we look at Early representations of gender in the media

9th September
No class

16th September
No class due to Research and Activity Week

Monday 22nd September
Special class to make up for the missed lecture as from 13.00 in Room 1.2 NAC
No class on Tuesday morning. I will see if we can have another additional slot during the week too.
Theme: Representations Today

Tuesday 30th September
We finish the discussion on Early Representations and then discuss Representations Today. If we have time, we watch ‘Voyage sur la Lune’ for a discussion of gender representations in cinema.

Monday 6th October
Special class in Room 1.2 NAC at 11.00 (during Ms Gokulsing’s slot).
We finish discussing Representations Today.
Here are the lecture notes which were missing: Representations Today (part 2)

Tuesday 7th October
Class test (small quiz). I will also brief you about the upcoming assignments.
Students are also encouraged to bring copies or snapshots of local media content (advertisements or editorial content) for analysis and discussion.

Tuesday 14th October
We discuss: Gender in the News Media
Reading material: La représentation de la femme dans les médias mauriciens. De la discrimination subtile aux stéréotypes flagrants.

Tuesday 21st October
We finish the discussion on Gender in the News Media then we discuss LGBT in the media
All teams are expected to show their work in progress so bring all your material and draft analysis.

Class was cancelled. My apologies for this. Consequently, the date for presentation is postponed by one week (4th November instead of 28th October) as well as submission of written piece. In the meantime, you can send me emails or use the comment section if you have any question or want to show me work in progress.

Tuesday 28th October
Refer to 21st October

Tuesday 4th November
Team presentations. Each team will have only 10 minutes to present (+up to 5 minutes for Q&A) and all team members are expected to speak. Please ensure that your slides are not too loaded and that you do not have papers with complete sentences to read from. You may only have a few key points jotted down to guide you. The tone should be conversational but formal. No need to dress up.

There will be a drawing of lots for determining the order of presentations. All teams are thus expected to be ready to present first!

Reminder: We will be in Room 1.3 ET

Tuesday 11th November
We carry on with team presentations. There are 6 remaining groups. Please be present for the draw to determine order of presentation at the beginning of the class. We will be back in our usual classroom.
Please also remember the advice given to you:
– No reading from paper (thus no fully written notes, only key points)
– No overloaded slides which you tend to repeat in your oral communication (the key points are only there for guidance. You should elaborate)
– No rote learning

Tuesday 18th November
This will be our last session. Please bring questions, comments, etc. for discussion before exams.

Here are some of the past exam papers:
May 2012
May 2013
December 2013


Reminder for the upcoming assignment:
Teams of 3 are to be formed. Each team should propose a local media content for gender analysis. All team lists should be posted in the comments section of this page (names of members + local media content chosen + explanation if needed). These will be approved on a first-come, first served basis. There will be a 10-minute presentation by each team as well as submission of a written piece.

Teams which have been posted so far:

  1. Bachooa Nadeeya / Jaisri Pooja / Marday Kajal: The Perfect Players (reality tv show by Nalini Aubeeluck)
  2. Farheen, Laveena, Kovila: Shakti Nari/Destin / A streetcar named Desire
  3. Isabelle Tabardin, Manisha Seechudur, Sarveshwaree Saulick: Culinary Programs (J’ai faim, Kitikoui, Mangeons Vegg, Saveur Plus, Swad, Swastiya & Soundery.)
  4. Tulsee Devi Sewhoo, Deveshi Haurdhan and Kajal Bhantoo: local advertisements on food and kitchen appliances and other products for the kitchen broadcasted on TV
  5. Kashish, Estelle and Samirah: Crazy Couple (comic sketches on YouTube)
  6. Avisha, Anjalee and Nashiha: Les Enfants de Troumaron (feature film)
  7. KALLUTTEE Meenakshi, SOOBARAH Niriksha and CHENEL Jean Ashley: An analysis of the ‘memes’ which are consumed by Mauritian users on social media websites from a gender perspective.
  8. Emilie Makair, Caroline Lebon and Catherine Claire : Beauty Queen (tv show)
  9. Aurelie Belle, Vilasha Colleemalay:  Magazines (Essentielle, Automoto, Business Magazine)
  10. Yovani Denisha Boodhun and Khomala Periapayen:  How local songs (e.g Ziakazom and Monaster) portray women
  11. Queency Rosette, Harsha Ramgutty et Sonora Lamour: sports newspaper lekip
  12. Maariyah, Aïsha and Zainab: Facebook pages “mauritroll, mauricien and mopays.com”

 


 

Interesting Online Resources

Research articles on the use of thin models in ads (free access to abstracts only):

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45 thoughts on “Gender and Media (Aug – Dec 2014)

  1. Good evening mme
    The topic of my group assignMENT is : THE PERFECT PLAYERS (reality tv show by Nalini Aubeeluck)
    Student name:
    Bachooa Nadeeya
    Jaisri Pooja
    Marday Kajal

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  2. Gdmrning Ma’am..
    Assignment tiltle: local advertisements on food and kitchen appliances and other products for the kitchen broadcasted on TV.
    Group members: Tulsee Devi Sewhoo, Deveshi Haurdhan and Kajal Bhantoo

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  3. Goodmorning Madam..
    Assignment title: Local advertisements on food, kitchen appliances and other products for the kitchen broadcasted on TV.
    Group members: Tulsee Devi Sewhoo, Deveshi Haurdhan and Kajal Bhantoo

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  4. Greetings M’am.
    Our Team –
    KALLUTTEE Meenakshi,
    SOOBARAH Niriksha
    CHENEL Jean Ashley.

    Theme: “An analysis of the ‘memes’ by local social media websites in a gender perspectives.”

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  5. Good evening Ma’am.
    My team will work on the facebook page “mauritroll, mauricien and mopays.com”
    Team members: Maariyah, Aïsha and Zainab.

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  6. Good evening madam,
    The topic of the assignment: BEAUTY QUEEN (tv show realised by Nalini Aubeeluck)
    Student name:Emilie Makair, Caroline Lebon and Catherine Claire

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  7. Module:Gender and media
    Assignment title: Magazines (Essentielle, Automoto, Business Magazine)
    Team members: Aurelie Belle, Vilasha Colleemalay

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  8. Hello Ma’am
    Yovani Denisha Boodhun and Khomala Periapayen, group of 2
    we are planning to work on local songs e.g Ziakazom and Monaster…How they portray women..
    Is it ok.?

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  9. bnjour mme,
    alors on a choisi de faire notre analyse sur le journal local “lekip”…et les membres du groupe sont Queency Rosette, Harsha Ramgutty et Sonora Lamour. Merci

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  10. Greetings madam,

    Me and my group had some problem with our presentation,
    Project Title: Culinary Programs ( J’ai faim, Kitikoui, Mangeons Vegg, Saveur Plus, Swad, Swastiya & Soundery.)
    Group Members: Isabelle Tabardin, Manisha Seechudur, Sarveshwaree Saulick.
    Since, we couldn’t have copies of the above serials hence we had no other option than to chose another project. Our new project title is ‘Focalisation on cuisine and contrasted with sports in Scope magazine.
    Thank you.

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  11. bonsoir madame..
    can u please explain to me these quotations:
    ” the cinema woman is a popcorn venus, a detectable but insubstantial hybrid of cultural distortions”
    i’ve understood about woman is a popcorn venus.. but can’t understand a detectable but insubstantial hybrid of cultural distortions
    thank you

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    • “delectable” refers to something or someone who is enjoyable, who provides pleasure, entertainment, joy.
      “insusbtantial” refers to the fact that it is not grounded in reality. The image of the woman is utopian, the product of a fantasy, an idealised image which is unattainable.
      “hybrid of cultural distortions” refers here to the fact that the media tend to give a distorted image of reality from different perspectives: ethnic and geographic origin, gender, age, skin colour, etc. “hybrid” would tend to be positive but it is negated by the distortion element. Think of how black or asian women are represented as exotic others and sometimes even portrayed in hypocrite manner (with whitened skins, occidental wear and posture, etc.)

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    • This refers to the Marxists’ views on mass media. They believe that the mass media produce and disseminate content which will provide pleasure to all categories of audiences so that the masses will remain prisoners of the grand illusion, blinded to their own condition and thus docile workers within the capitalist system.

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    • Voyeurism refers to psychoanalytical approach to media analysis. It literally means that people perversely enjoy watching others without the latter knowing that they are being watched. In the media context, the mass media allow us to see scenes we were not meant to see and indulge in a kind of fantasy by acting as spectators of the lives of the fictitious characters on screen or on paper.

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