CMS.619J Gender and Media Studies (New)


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Examines representations of race, gender, and sexual identity in the media. Considers issues of authorship, spectatorship, and the ways in which various media (film, television, print journalism, advertising) enable, facilitate, and challenge these social constructions in society. Studies the impact of new media and digital media through analysis of gendered and racialized language and embodiment online in blogs and vlogs, avatars, and in the construction of cyberidentities. Provides introduction to feminist approaches to media studies by drawing from work in feminist film theory, cultural studies, gender and politics, and cyberfeminism.

This class has no prerequisites.

CMS.619J will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by K. Surkan.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS H.

In the Fall 2014 Subject Evaluations, CMS.619J was rated 5.9 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the CMS Subjects: Current Schedule and Full List - MIT Comparative Media Studies/Writing site.

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