Cultural Studies

Cultural Studies


****Homework for Tuesday 10/6

The Daily Show 12/16/10 -- The Worst Responders
The Daily Show 12/16/10 -- 9/11 First Responders
The Daily Show 1/4/11 -- Kirsten Gillibrand (2:50-end)
"In Daily Show Role on 9/11 Bill, Echoes of Murrow" by Bill Carter and Brian Stelter

optional The Daily Show 12/16/10 -- Mike Huckabee
(watch last)


"The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food" by Michael Moss



Episode 2: Man of the House
For Tuesday 10/20

Episode 1: The Independent Woman
or Thursday 10/22

Both are from the PBS series America in Primetime


Read the following articles :

"A New Rating for TV and Movie tries to Combat Gender Stereotypes" by Susan Chira



"Some Girls are Better than Others" by Heather Havrilesky"

"Hollywood's Year of Heroine Worship" by A.O. Scott


Social Identity

"Downsized and Downtrodden, Men are the New Women on TV" bu Allesandra Stanley

"Retrofitting the Feminine Mystique" by Allesandra Stanley

"Grab a Brew While They Face Death" by Dana Jennings

Thelma, Louise, and All the Pretty Women" by Carina Chocano

The Funny Women, Alive and Well" by A. O. Scott

Babies to Heroes: A Field Guide to Big-Screen Men"

"When Lady Gaga Appears"

 "The Self-Manufacture of Megan Fox"

"The End of Men" by Hanna Rosin

Dolly Parton on 60 Minutes

"Dolly Parton Profile in Rolling Stone" by Jancee Dunn


Single Ladies



Overview (with a few more)


Shane Mercado

Glee Single Ladies

The Evolution of Mom Dancing

Mexican Breakfast

Mexican Breakfast/Single Ladies

"Muslims on TV, No Terror in Sight" by Mrinalini Reddy

"The Classless Utopia of Reality TV" by Alessandra Stanley

"For Housewives, She's the Hot Ticket" by Stephanie Rosenbloom

"American Idol's Big Tease" by Guy Trebay

"Is There a Real Woman in This Multiplex" by Manohla Dargis

"Nasty Boys" by Wesley Yang

"What Men Want: Neanderthal TV" by  Warren St. John

"Generation Mix: TV Youth Take Lead in Diversity" by Edward Wyatt

"Sex and the Rest of the City" by Timothy Williams

"Pride, Patriotism, and Queer Eye" by Adam Vary

"Girls Will be Girls" by Peggy Orenstein