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Jhally, Sut

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Killing Us Softly 4 : Advertising's Image of Women by Jean Kilbourne( Visual )

25 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 3,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social theorist Jean Kilbourne lectures on the portrayal of women in advertising, arguing that the artificial & stereotypical representations therein negatively effect women's psychological health
Tough guise violence, media, and the crisis in masculinity by Sut Jhally( Visual )

30 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Systematically examine[s] the relationship between images of popular culture and the social construction of masculine identities in the United States at the dawn of the 21st century ... Argues that the widespread violence in American society needs to be understood as part of an ongoing crisis in masculinity"--Original DVD container
Social communication in advertising : persons, products & images of well-being by William Leiss( Book )

45 editions published between 1985 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dreamworlds 3 desire, sex & power in music video( Visual )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at how the narratives of music videos shape individual & cultural attitudes toward femininity, masculinity, sexuality and race
Tough Guise 2 : Violence, Manhood & American Culture( Visual )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this highly anticipated update of the influential and widely acclaimed Tough Guise, pioneering anti-violence educator and cultural theorist Jackson Katz argues that the ongoing epidemic of men's violence in America is rooted in our inability as a society to move beyond outmoded ideals of manhood. In a sweeping analysis that cuts across racial, ethnic, and class lines, Katz examines mass shootings, day-to-day gun violence, violence against women, bullying, gay-bashing, and American militarism against the backdrop of a culture that has normalized violent and regressive forms of masculinity in the face of challenges to traditional male power and authority. Along the way, the film provides a stunning look at the violent, sexist, and homophobic messages boys and young men routinely receive from virtually every corner of the culture, from television, movies, video games, and advertising to pornography, the sports culture, and US political culture. Tough Guise 2 stands to empower a new generation of young men - and women - to challenge the myth that being a real man means putting up a false front and engaging in violent and self-destructive behavior."--Publisher website
The codes of gender identity + performance in popular culture by Sut Jhally( Visual )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Communication scholar Sut Jhally applies the late sociologist Erving Goffman's groundbreaking analysis of advertising to the contemporary commercial landscape in this provocative new film about gender as a ritualized cultural performance. Uncovering a remarkable pattern of gender-specific poses, Jhally explores Goffman's central claim that the way the body is displayed in advertising communicates normative ideas about masculinity and femininity. The film looks beyond advertising as a medium that simply sells products, and beyond analyses of gender that focus on biological difference or issues of surface objectification and beauty, taking us into the two-tiered terrain of identity and power relations. With its sustained focus on the fundamental importance of gender, power, and how our perceptions of what it means to be a man or a woman get reproduced and reinforced on the level of culture in our everyday lives, The Codes of Gender is certain to inspire discussion and debate across a range of disciplines."--Kanopy
Enlightened racism : the Cosby show, audiences, and the myth of the American dream by Sut Jhally( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cosby Show needs little introduction to most people familiar with American popular culture. It is a show with immense and universal appeal. Even so, most debates about the significance of the program have failed to take into account one of the more important elements of its success--its viewers. Through a major study of the audiences of The Cosby Show, the authors treat two issues of great social and political importance--how television, America's most widespread cultural form, influences the way we think, and how our society in the post-Civil Rights era thinks about race, our most widespread cultural problem. This book offers a radical challenge to the conventional wisdom concerning racial stereotyping in the United States and demonstrates how apparently progressive programs like The Cosby Show, despite good intentions, actually help to construct "enlightened" forms of racism. The authors argue that, in the post-Civil Rights era, a new structure of racial beliefs, based on subtle contradictions between attitudes toward race and class, has brought in its wake this new form of racial thought that seems on the surface to exhibit a new tolerance. However, professors Jhally and Lewis find that because Americans cannot think clearly about class, they cannot, after all, think clearly about race. This groundbreaking book is rooted in an empirical analysis of the reactions to The Cosby Show of a range of ordinary Americans, both black and white. Professors Jhally and Lewis discussed with the different audiences their attitudes toward the program and more generally their understanding and perceptions of issues of race and social class. Enlightened Racism is a major intervention into the public debate about race and perceptions of race--a debate, in the 1990s, at the heart of American political and public life. This book is indispensable to understanding that debate
Advertising & the end of the world by Sut Jhally( Visual )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a compelling and accessible argument about consumerism and its impact on the earth's future. Extensively illustrated with graphics and examples from commercial imagery
Bell Hooks cultural criticism & transformation by bell hooks( Visual )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bell Hooks makes a compelling argument for the transformative powers of cultural criticism. She demonstrates how learning to think critically was central to her own self-transformation and how it can play a role in the students' quest for a sense of agency and identity. Includes footage from many films and music videos, and news coverage
Dreamworlds 2 desire/sex/power in music video by Sut Jhally( Visual )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A controversial video that MTV tried to ban. Portrays the impact that sex and violence in media have on society and culture in our everyday life. Shows scenes from over 165 music videos to show how the media portrays masculinity, femininity, sex, and sex roles. Includes a scene of a brutal gang rape from the movie, The accused
Edward Said on Orientalism by Edward W Said( Visual )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on Edward Said's influential book, On Orientalism, this engaging and lavishly illustrated video examines the context within which he conceived the book, as well as his cultural analysis of media representations of the Middle East and Islam. In a post-9/11 world, this video provides an indispensable perspective
Reel Bad Arabs : How Hollywood Vilifies a People by Sut Jhally( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout its history Hollywood has portrayed Arabs as buffoons or bandits. The video seeks to rectify this stereotyping by comparing it to other forms of racist imagery and by suggesting alternative narratives that treat the Arabs as human, not demons
Representation & the media by Stuart Hall( Visual )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stuart Hall, a renowned public speaker and teacher, lectures on the central ideas of cultural studies--that reality is not experienced directly, but through the lens of culture, through the way that human beings represent and tell stories about the world in which they live. Using visual examples, Hall shows how the media--and especially the visual media--have become the key players in the process of modern story telling
Race : the floating signifier by Stuart Hall( Visual )

33 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stuart Hall, a renowned public speaker and teacher, presents a lecture on race and the meaning of racial signifiers (e.g., skin color) at Goldsmiths' College, New Cross, London. Begins with an interview of Hall by Sut Jhally
The codes of advertising : fetishism and the political economy of meaning in the consumer society by Sut Jhally( Book )

46 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines the commercial speech of advertising as a cultural phenomenon whose social significance far exceeds its economic influence. Jhally argues that by selling viewing time to advertisers, television converts audiences into laborers who ""work"" for the media in the same way that workers do in a factory. By watching commercial messages on TV, viewers actively create symbolic meaning, but also generate profit for the media in return for the wage of entertainment
Wrestling with manhood boys, bullying and battering( Visual )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drawing the connection between professional wrestling and the construction of contemporary masculinity, they [Sut Jhally and Jackson Katz] show how so-called 'entertainment' is related to homophobia, sexual assault and relationship violence ..."--Container
The myth of the liberal media the propaganda model of news( Visual )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky discuss their comprehensive framework for understanding how the news is produced and in whose interests it works. They argue that the news media is subordinated to corporate and conservative interests and is not liberal
The killing screens media and the culture of violence by George Gerbner( Visual )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores why there is so much violence on television and its effects on viewers. Addresses psychological, political, social, and developmental impacts of growing and living within a cultural environment of pervasive, ritualized violent representation. Suggests new ways of thinking about the negative effects of mass media on society, and discusses what can be done. Questions and ideas are based on the results of a 20-year ongoing study, the Cultural Indicators Project, by Dr. George Gerbner
Cultural politics in contemporary America( Book )

12 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No logo brands, globalization, resistance by Naomi KLEIN( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Using hundreds of media examples, No Logo shows how the commercial takeover of public space, destruction of consumer choice, and replacement of real jobs with temporary work (the dynamics of corporate globalization) impact everyone, everywhere. It also draws attention to the democratic resistance arising globally to challenge the hegemony of brands."
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Enlightened racism : the Cosby show, audiences, and the myth of the American dream
Alternative Names
Jhally, Sut

Sut Jhally

Sut Jhally American academic

Sut Jhally Amerikaans pedagoog

Sut Jhally producteur de cinéma américain

Sut Jhally produttore cinematografico statunitense

Sut Jhally Sozialwissenschaftler

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Enlightened racism : the Cosby show, audiences, and the myth of the American dreamThe codes of advertising : fetishism and the political economy of meaning in the consumer societyCultural politics in contemporary America