Comms- Feminism - Culture

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state 6 key terms for feminism.
patriarchy, objectification,ideology, socialisation,power,myth
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Its a system of male domination
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feminist perspectives suggest that we live in a ...
patriarchal society.
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what does gendered culture mean?
Means that there are standards/values (or cultural signifiers) of 'masculinity' and 'femininity' which constructs our gender identities.
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gender is .... not ....
cultural not biological.
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Therefore it is important that we are critical of what?
of the mythical nature of gender norms.
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particularly in terms of the distribution of .... in our society. EXAMPLE
power EXAMPLE - do the gendered expectations of men and 'maleness' assert or assume male power over women?
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What does it mean by socialisation?
Its the process by which we learn the values, norms and culture of their particular society.
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We learn to conform to a .... that fits in
particular way of life / in with cultural standards.
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Agents of socialisation
people and groups that influence our self-concept, emotions,attitudes and behaviour.
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give an examples of agents of socialisation. (3)
peers, family,friends and the mass media 9
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What was the book called by Ariel Levy
female chauvinist pigs: women and the rise of raunch culture
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in the book what does it critique?
Modern feminist culture in america.
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What does it levy argue about what encourages women to objectify themselves?
Levy argues that America's sexed up raunch culture not only objectifies women, it encourages women to objectify themselves.
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An example of a feminist reading on popular culture
bell hooks on Madonna
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Bell Hooks argues that the major assault on feminism in our society has come from (3)
visual media, and from the tv and videos.
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who thought of the male gaze theory?
Laura Mulvey
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Mulvey believes that in film audiences have to 'view' characters from the perspective of a ...
heterosexual male.
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In films women are presented for ... to look at in a ...?
men to look at in a sexual way almost inevitably.
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what are all hollywood films about?
men looking at women.
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what happens to the non-attractive women in films?
they get killed or they are funny.
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what does mulvey say about how womens bodies are obejectified and appear to connote what?
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Mulvey claims that traditionally,female characters in films function as an ...
****** object.
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For both ..... (2)
male characters within the world of the film and for the spectator outside of the film.
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cultural myths of femininity +example
ideologies of femininity EXAMPLE - women of desire/maternal/emotional/domesticated
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the is a frequent .../.... of women in popular culture +example which is what?
fragmentation/dismemberment... eg in advertising and on screen, which is ********* women of an identity.
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what is androcentric language?
language that privileges men over women eg: postman, fireman
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Masculinity in crisis? (2 responses)
responses to feminism - response 1 - the feminisation of men e.g the new man or metrosexual man. RESPONSE 2 - reclamation of traditional masculinity e.g ladism.
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hyper masculinity
exaggerated masculinity
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examples of cultural myths of masculinity? (3)
disney and strength, violence
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How does fight club explore the role of men? and example?
FC explore the role of men in a contemporary consumer culture where 'true' masculinity has ben lost. example - fighting= the rediscovery of maleness.
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However, it can be argued that Brad Pitt is objectified for what?
the female gaze.
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