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Identity and Popular Culture

An overview of a work in progress

Dustin Kidd

on 14 November 2012

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Transcript of Identity and Popular Culture

Identity and Popular Culture Table of Contents 1. Introduction
2. Race
3. Class
4. Gender
5. Sexuality
6. Disability
7. Nationality
8. Conclusion
--Glossary, Index Opening narrative: Glee
Research Questions/Arguments
Defining Popular Culture
Understanding Cultural Oligopoly
Overview of Media Formats
Defining Identity
Overview of the book: field guide,
narratives, theories, methods, resources 1. Introduction (25pp) Clip: The Merchants of Cool Call Box 1: Understanding Media Oligopoly
Call Box 2: Theoretical Comparisons
Call Box 3: Methodological Comparisons Narrative Opening: The Music of MIA
Theories: Du Bois and Winant
Racial Representations
Race in Production
Race and Audiences
Wrap-up and Resources 2. Race (25pp) Clip: Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes Call Box 1: Method: Cultural Efficacy
Call Box 2: Method: Labor Force Analysis
Call Box 3: Method: Audience Ethnography Narrative Opening: Modern Family TV show
Theories: Marx and Bourdieu
Class Representations
Class in Production
Class and Audiences
Wrap-up and Resources 3. Class (20pp) Clip: Class Dismissed Call Box 1: Method: Qualitative Content Analysis
Call Box 2: Method: Production Ethnography
Call Box 3: Method: Audience Surveys Narrative Opening: Belvedere Vodka print ads
Theories: Gilman and Bordo
Gender Representations
Gender in Production
Gender and Audiences
Wrap-up and Resources 4. Gender (25pp) Clip: Killing Us Softly 4 Call Box 1: Method: Discovery in Content
Call Box 2: Method: Interviews/Production
Call Box 3: Method: Audience Controversy Narrative Opening: It Gets Better YouTube Videos
Theories: Durkheim and Foucault
Queer Representations
Sexuality in Production
Sexuality and Audiences
Wrap-up and Resources 5. Sexuality (20pp) Clip: It Gets Better Call Box 1: Method: Interpretive Analysis
Call Box 2: Method: Production Surveys
Call Box 3: Method: Audience Interviews Narrative Opening: The film Freaks
Theories: Weber and Conrad
Crip Representations
Disability in Production
Disability and Audiences
Wrap-up and Resources 6. Disability (20pp) Clip: Can We Talk Ben Stiller? Call Box 1: Method: Quant. Content Analysis
Call Box 2: Method: Organizational Reports
Call Box 3: Method: Auto-ethnography Narrative Opening: Harry Potter books
Theories: Tocqueville and Anderson
National Representations
Nationality in Production
Nationality and Audiences
Wrap-up and Resources 7. Nationality (20pp) Clip: Reading Lolita in Tehran Call Box 1: Method: Comparative Analysis
Call Box 2: Method: History of Production
Call Box 3: Method: Audience Memoir Freaks in the Matrix
-Bringing the narratives together
into an argument about the tension
between inclusion and individuality.

This is more of a narrative essay. 8. Conclusion (20pp) Ancillary Materials Instructor's Manual
Sample Exercises
Art in Electronic Format
Question Banks, Answer Keys
Media Links
Discussion Questions
Suggested Readings
Suggested Videos
Twitter Feed
Spotify Mix 35 images/tables in B&W
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