Theories & Links

Kate Moss’s “Fall”, or Ideology of the Kate Look...Supermodel Kate Moss is expected to be an aesthetic object of desire, a prim and proper paragon. Europe’s giant fashion house H&M dropped her for snorting cocaine and admitting to it. Is this the end of our glamorama?

Journalism as myth...Jack Lule examines the difference between news as "information" and news as "story" with characters, plot and theme. For Lule, myth does not mean untrue tales, but rather great stories emphasizing "archetypal figures and forms" and "exemplary models" that play crucial social roles

Preface to Orientalism....
The terrible conflicts that herd people under falsely unifying rubrics like "America", "The West" or "Islam" must be opposed, writes Edward Said. In this 2003 article he revists the thesis of his 1975 book Orientalism.



Resources: Popular Culture & Media Studies

Bad Subjects

A terrific e-journal that covers "Political education for everyday life" Special issues on everything from Prisonvision to Jesuslands.

Media and Communications Studies Site

An invaluable resource put together by Daniel Chandler which includes reliable and informative resources and links about key media and cultural studies theorists and the debates around their work.

Douglas Kellner

Another fantastic resource by a leading media critic from UCLA. essays on everything from Baudrillard to the War on Terror and of course the connections between the two.

Cultural Studies Central

Another good omnibus site put together by Robin Markowitz

Border Crossings

A Web project in continuous development since 1994 by Karla-Tonella looking at the notion of crossing boundaries in all its aspects. A terrific and up to date set of links.

Henry Jenkins

Website of MIT media cultural studies guru Henry Jenkins with a wealth of his articles and ideas.

The Norman Lear Center

Based at the USC Annenberg School for Communication, the Norman Lear Center is a multidisciplinary research and public policy center exploring implications of the convergence of entertainment, commerce, and society. Check out their Online Publications

Image of the Journalist in Popular Culture

A rich, detailed and authoritative website with lots of resources. A project of The Norman Lear Center at USC Annenberg.

Journalism Movies

A site maintained by a knowledgeable enthusiast - Paul Schindler. Not the easiest site to navigate but some good information.

Lawyers and Film

An excellent teaching site developed by Professor James R. Elkins
College of Law West Virginia University.

Conversations with History

Harry Kreisler is executive producer and moderator of the series, which is produced at the Institute of International Studies at the University of California at Berkeley. Conceived in 1982 by Mr. Kreisler as a way to capture and preserve through conversation and technology the intellectual ferment of our times, Conversations with History includes over 300 interviews with leading figures in academia, journalism and politics. Great Archive.






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