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Media Education Foundation

Works: 317 works in 945 publications in 2 languages and 52,400 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Filmed lectures  Educational films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Filmed interviews  Short films  History  Film sequels 
Roles: prn, Producer, Publisher, fds, Distributor, Production personnel
Classifications: HF5822, 155.332
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Media Education Foundation
Killing us softly 3 : advertising's image of women by Jean Kilbourne( Visual )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 1,716 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( Visual )

26 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,711 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"--Container
Killing Us Softly 4 : Advertising's Image of Women( Visual )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1,381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this new, highly anticipated update of her pioneering Killing us softly series, the first in more than a decade, Jean Kilbourne takes a fresh look at how advertising traffics in distorted and destructive ideals of femininity. The film marshals a range of new print and television advertisements to lay bare a stunning pattern of damaging gender stereotypes--images and messages that too often reinforce unrealistic, and unhealthy, perceptions of beauty, perfection, and sexuality. By bringing Kilbourne's groundbreaking analysis up to date, Killing us softly 4 stands to challenge a new generation of students to take advertising seriously, and to think critically about popular culture and its relationship to sexism, eating disorders, and gender violence"--Container
Hip-Hop : Beyond Beats and Rhymes( Visual )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 1,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the conceptualization of masculinity in hip-hop culture. Pays tribute to hip-hop while challenging the rap music industry to take responsibility for too often perpetuating destructive, deeply conservative styles of manhood that glamorize sexism, violence, and homophobia. Includes interviews with prominent rappers, music industry executives, and social critics
Dreamworlds 3 : desire, sex & power in music video( Visual )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at how the narratives of music videos shape individual & cultural attitudes toward femininity, masculinity, sexuality and race. "Systematically dismantling music video's most persistent and disturbing stock representations, and setting them against cases of real-world violence, sexism and discrimination, the film inspires viewers to critically examine how the distorted images of the Dreamworld connect with the lives of real girls and women, as well as real boys and men."--Container
Slim hopes : advertising and the obsession with thinness by Jean Kilbourne( Visual )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Producer) Jean Kilbourne is the creator of the award winning film Still Killing Us Softly and a popular lecturer on college campuses. Using examples of over 120 ads from magazines and T.V., Slim Hopes offers a new way to think about demoralizing and life-threatening eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia
Tough Guise 2 : Violence, Manhood & American Culture( Visual )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 951 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
Mickey Mouse Monopoly( Visual )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program takes a close and critical look at the world Disney films create and reaches disturbing conclusions about the values propagated under the guise of innocence and fun
Class dismissed : how TV frames the working class by Loretta Alper( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the forthcoming book by Pepi Leistyna, Class Dismissed navigates the steady stream of narrow working class representation from American television's beginnings to today's sitcoms, reality shows, police dramas, and daytime talk shows. This documentary breaks important new ground in exploring wasy in which race, gender, and sexuality intersect with class, offering a complex reading of television's often one-dimensional representations. Featuring interviews with Stanley Aronowitz, Barbara Ehrenreich, Herman Gray, Robin Kelley, Pepi Leistyna, Michael Zweig, Arlene Davila, Susan Douglas, Bambi Haggins, Lisa Henderson, Andrea Press, and others
Consuming Kids : The Commercialization of Childhood( Visual )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the practices of a multi-billion dollar marketing machine that now sells kids and their parents everything from junk food and video games to educational products and the family car. Drawing on the insights of health care professionals, children's advocates, and industry insiders, the film focuses on the explosive growth of child marketing in the wake of deregulation, showing how youth marketers have used the latest advances in psychology, anthropology, and neuroscience to transform American children into one of the most powerful and profitable consumer demographics in the world. Video raises questions about the ethics of children's marketing and its impact on the health and well-being of kids
War made easy : how presidents & pundits keep spinning us to death by L Alper( Visual )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and French and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Analysis of how governments bent on war-making have relied on a vast arsenal of propaganda techniques to overcome resistance at home and disapproval abroad ... Moving from Vietnam to Iraq, the film examines how news reports have become nearly indistinguishable from White House and Pentagon talking points, a problem that has become exacerbated by journalists who have grown accustomed to being fed information by official sources."
Race : the floating signifier by Stuart Hall( Visual )

33 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 730 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. Weaving a compelling argument that includes a critical engagement with the work of Anthony Appiah and W.E.B. Du Bois, Hall concludes that because the meaning of race is never fixed but is dependent upon cultural context, it can be described as a "floating signifier." Begins with an interview of Hall by Sut Jhally
Representation & the media by Stuart Hall( Visual )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 727 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
Spin the bottle : sex, lies and alcohol( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"By exploring the college party scene, Spin the Bottle shows the difficulties students have in navigating a cultural environment saturated with messages about gender and alcohol"--Container
Reviving Ophelia : saving the selves of adolescent girls by Mary Bray Pipher( Visual )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Pipher discusses the challenges facing today's teenagers, especially girls, as well as the role of media and popular culture in shaping their identities
Edward Said on Orientalism by Edward W Said( Visual )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le livre d'Edward Said "Orientalism" a eu une influence dans diverses disciplines depuis sa parution en 1978. Said explique ici le contexte dans lequel l'ouvrage a été conçu, ses thèmes principaux et sa relation avec le concept contemporain d'"Orient"
The codes of gender : identity + performance in popular culture( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 703 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."--Container
Game over : gender, race & violence in video games( Visual )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the controversial topic of video game violence. Encourages critical thinking about video games rather than dismissing the technology as harmless
The killing screens : media and the culture of violence by George Gerbner( Visual )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 681 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
Reel Bad Arabs : How Hollywood Vilifies a People by Sut Jhally( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout its history Hollywood has portrayed Arabs as buffoons, bandits, and terrorists. The video seeks to rectify this stereotyping by comparing it to other forms of racist imagery and by suggesting alternative narratives that treat Arab people as human, not demons
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