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Media Education Foundation

Works: 270 works in 1,007 publications in 2 languages and 59,448 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Educational films  Filmed lectures  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Filmed interviews  Short films  Film sequels  History 
Roles: prn, Producer, fds, Publisher, 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 )

27 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and held by 1,805 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 )

28 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,775 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
Killing Us Softly 4 : Advertising's Image of Women( Visual )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 1,473 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
Tough Guise 2 : Violence, Manhood & American Culture( Visual )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,105 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
Dreamworlds 3 : desire, sex & power in music video( Visual )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 1,072 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
Hip-Hop : Beyond Beats and Rhymes( Visual )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 1,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the conceptualization of masculinity in hip-hop culture. Includes interviews with prominent rappers, music industry executives, and social critics
Slim hopes : advertising and the obsession with thinness by Jean Kilbourne( Visual )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 1,008 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
Mickey Mouse Monopoly( Visual )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 925 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. It analyzes Disney's cultural pedagogy, examines its corporate power, and explores its vast influence on our global culture. Including interviews with cultural critics, media scholars, child psychologists, kindergarten teachers, multicultural educators, college students and children
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 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Featuring interviews with media analysts and cultural historians, this documentary examines the patterns inherent in TV's disturbing depictions of working class people as either clowns or social deviants--stereotypical portrayals that reinforce the myth of meritocracy."--Container
Bell Hooks : cultural criticism & transformation by bell hooks( Visual )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 828 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
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 818 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."
Spin the bottle : sex, lies and alcohol( Visual )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 794 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
No logo : brands, globalization, resistance by Naomi Klein( Visual )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 790 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."
Race : the floating signifier by Stuart Hall( Visual )

35 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 789 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 )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 786 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
Reviving Ophelia : saving the selves of adolescent girls by Mary Bray Pipher( Visual )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clinical psychologist 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. Ideas from her books and clinical practice are presented
Consuming Kids : the Commercialization of Childhood( Visual )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 763 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
Playing unfair : the media image of the female athlete( Visual )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It has been 30 years since Title IX legislation granted women equal playing time, but the male-dominated world of sports journalism has yet to catch up with the law. Coverage of women's sports lags far behind men's and focuses on female athletes' femininity and sexuality over their achievements on the court and field
Generation M : misogyny in media and culture( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Despite the achievements of the women's movement over the past four decades, misogyny remains a persistent force in American culture. In this ... documentary, Thomas Keith, Professor of Philosophy at California State University, Long Beach, looks specifically at misogyny and sexism in mainstream American media, exploring how negative definitions of femininity and hateful attitudes toward women get constructed and perpetuated at the very heart of our popular culture. The film tracks the destructive dynamics of misogyny across a broad and disturbing range of media phenomena: including the hyper-sexualization of commercial products aimed at girls, the explosion of violence in video games aimed at boys, the near-hysterical sexist rants of hip-hop artists and talk radio shock jocks, and the harsh, patronizing caricatures of femininity and feminism that reverberate throughout the mainstream of American popular culture. Along the way, Generation M forces us to confront the dangerous real-life consequences of misogyny in all of its forms -- making a compelling case that when we devalue more than half the population based on gender, we harm boys and men as well as women and girls."--Container
Game over : gender, race & violence in video games( Visual )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 745 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
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