Class 12

posted Oct 28, 2010, 12:14 PM by Priya Nayar

Hybrid Media

   Pieterse, “Globalization as Hybridization” (MCS)

   Topic of Discussion: “Media and the Construction of the Other”

   Lee, “Bamboozled”

   Paper for conference presentation due (abstract, theoretical framework, brief literature review)

  Questions to Consider in Week 1
What is essentialism and what role does it play with the symbolic construction of the “Other,” and what role does discourse play in the homogenization of cultural practices, values, etc.?

Discuss Jackson’s cultural contract theory, particularly the cultural quagmire that underscores the character Delacroix.

Beyond the film, do you see how the theory extends into other realms of culture?