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Media Education Foundation

Works: 338 works in 1,392 publications in 2 languages and 62,548 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Educational films  Lectures  Interviews  History  Internet videos  Short films  Film sequels 
Roles: prn, Producer, fds, Distributor, Publisher, Production personnel
Classifications: HF5822, E
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Most widely held works by Media Education Foundation
Tough guise : violence, media, and the crisis in masculinity by Sut Jhally( Visual )

37 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,653 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 3 : advertising's image of women by Jean Kilbourne( Visual )

22 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 1,648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Updating her previous films, Killing us softly and Still killing us softly, Jean Kilbourne reviews how advertising has changed and not changed over the last 20 years, using over 160 ads to critique advertising's view of women, and the effects this has on their image of themselves
Killing us softly 4 : advertising's image of women( Visual )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 1,535 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
Dreamworlds 3 : desire, sex & power in music video by Sut Jhally( Visual )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 1,235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at how the narratives of music videos shape individual & cultural attitudes toward femininity, masculinity, sexuality and race
Hip-Hop : Beyond Beats and Rhymes( Visual )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 1,220 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
Tough guise 2 : violence, manhood & American culture( Visual )

18 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 1,186 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 )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 1,042 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
Slim hopes : advertising and the obsession with thinness by Jean Kilbourne( Visual )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slim Hopes -- a lively and engaging program suitable for a wide range of audiences -- offers an in-depth analysis of how female bodies are depicted in advertising images and the devastating effects of those images on women's health. Addressing the relationship between these images and the obsession of girls and women with dieting and thinness, the film offers a new way to think about life-threatening eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia, and a well-documented critical perspective on the social impact of advertising
Consuming Kids : the Commercialization of Childhood( Visual )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 934 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
The codes of gender : identity + performance in popular culture( Visual )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2020 in English and held by 926 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
Reel bad Arabs : how Hollywood vilifies a people( Visual )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 875 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
War made easy : how presidents & pundits keep spinning us to death by Loretta Alper( Visual )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and French and held by 866 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"--Container
Class dismissed : how TV frames the working class by Loretta Alper( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 862 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
Spin the bottle : sex, lies and alcohol( Visual )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 831 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 )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 828 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."--Container
Generation M : misogyny in media and culture( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For all of the achievements of the womens movement over the past four decades, misogyny remains a persistent force in American culture. In this important new 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: from the hyper-sexualization of commercial products aimed at girls, to the explosion of gender violence in video games aimed at boys; from the near-hysterical sexist rants of hip-hop artists and talk radio shock jocks, to the continually harsh, patronizing caricature of feminism found in virtually every area of American pop 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
Race : the floating signifier by Stuart Hall( Visual )

47 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 795 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
Playing unfair : the media image of the female athlete( Visual )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 784 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 sport lags far behind men's, and focuses on female athletes femininity and sexuality over their achievements on the court and field
The Bro Code : How Contemporary Culture Creates Sexist Men( Visual )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Filmmaker Thomas Keith takes aim at the forces in male culture that condition boys and men to dehumanize and disrespect women. Keith breaks down a range of contemporary media forms, zeroing in on movies and music videos that glamorize womanizing, pornography that trades in the brutalization of women, comedians who make fun of sexual assault, and a groundswell of men's magazines and cable TV shows that revel in old-school myths of American manhood. Even as epidemic levels of men's violence against women persist in the real world, the message Keith uncovers in virtually every corner of our entertainment culture is clear: It's not only normal -- but cool -- for boys and men to control and humiliate women. Arguing that there's nothing normal, natural, or inevitable about this mentality, The Bro Code challenges young people, young men and women alike, to step up and fight back against the idea that being a real man means being sexist"--Publisher's website
Representation & the media by Stuart Hall( Visual )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 777 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
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