BSc (Hons) Sociology Year 2
Class on Wednesdays from 9.00 to 12.00 in Room 1.1 ET
We carry on with the Introduction.
Lecture on Key Media Theories
We carry on with the lecture on Key Media Theories.
Then, we look at Early representations of gender in the media
Lecture is cancelled today. No class at University due to torrential rain alert.
Please refer to the notes for 13th February. We will catch up on our programme.
We complete the class on early representations of gender in the media.
As announced last week, there will be a small quiz.
Then, we have class on Representations Today
There has been a request by Mr Koodoruth to postpone the class as some students are attending the Honoris Causa ceremony. However, please make sure you read the handouts given in class (4 master copies from the Sciences Humaines dossier with the class rep – each student to make a copy – I need one copy back). And also have a look at the lecture notes on Representations Today (part 2). We will soon discuss the next assignment.
- I gave back your first test (quiz) and we discussed on the shortcomings of your submissions.
- We discussed the notes on Representations Today (part 2).
- We also discussed the next assignment which is due in 2 weeks i.e. on 3rd April. I gave master copies of the chapter on Madonna from John Fiske’s book “Reading Popular Culture”. Please ensure you all have a copy. The assignment is to write an analysis of a celebrity of your choice using the chapter as model. The essays should be well written (in correct English and well structured) and should not exceed 1 page recto-verso or 2 one-sided pages.
- I also gave master copies of my paper La représentation de la femme dans les médias mauriciens. De la discrimination subtile aux stéréotypes flagrants.
- As explained in class today, you are all expected to read all handouts and online resources and to jot down questions or comments for discussion in class.
LGBT in the media
We carry on with the lecture on LGBT. We will also do some analysis on print media. Please bring newspapers and magazines in class.
I gave a master copy of one big handout of 100 pages in class last week. Please ensure you all make a copy or scan for yourself.
We will do another media analysis exercise in class. Please bring copies of newspapers or magazines.
We will discuss any questions you may have about lecture notes, handouts, exercises, exams, etc.
Teams which have not yet notified me about membership and topic are required to do so urgently through the comments section. These will be discussed in class. Remember that the oral presentations are scheduled for the 17th and 24th April. Order of presentation will be determined by drawing of lots. All students should be present both days.
Oral presentations. All teams should be ready to present. You can bring your laptop for connecting to the RGB projector. Each team will get a slot of 15 minutes maximum. There will be questions and answers. As explained last week, there will be 10 marks for collective content and 10 marks for individual presentation skills as well as a few bonus marks for Q&A. No reading will be allowed. Only prepare a few key ideas as support material and prepare only key ideas on slides with scans of media content where relevant. Very short video can be shown (only relevant snippets). You may also give handouts.
We carry on with oral presentations.
Interesting online reading
Sexist Super Bowl Ads: Women React On Twitter
An Interview with Judith Butler
Gallagher, Margaret (1995) ‘Lipstick Imperialism and the New World Order: Women and Media at the Close of the Twentieth Century’
Femen partout, féminisme nulle part
UK Esquire editor says photos of women are like cool cars
A woman walks into a tech conference
Students are invited to send their links and resources for sharing here and for discussion in class.