I chose to write a short critique of Ashleigh Johnstone’s “Pissed-off” because she faces a very interesting and discussed topic that is the coming-out. It is not easy coming-out at all and many gays prefer remaining anonymous due to the society bias. I have a lot of friends who are gay and just some of them have came-out. Thus, I really appreciated Ashleigh choice. Continua a leggere
The Nigerian video industry, commonly known as “Nollywood”, has rapidly developed in the past few years becoming, according to UNESCO, the second largest film industry in terms of the sheer number of films produced (April 2009 survey).
As we read in Onookome Okome essay, it was inaugurated in Lagos and since 2000 it has gone from one international Film Festival to another, gaining a very huge success. Continua a leggere
King of comedy (movie in 1983 by Martin Scorsese).
Commedification of culture.
Potential effect upon people.
Comedy is part of the entertainment industry. Politics and the cultural industry.
Frankfurt school: Adorno – Horckhaimer – Marcuse ( first phase).
“The dialect of enlightenement” (1947) Continua a leggere
– Language (sound bites, spin, propaganda, use of images);
– Politics and news turned into commodities (brand labour, brand liberal). Politics as industry of public relations;
– Loss of ideology and commitment of political parties.
– Horse race: the new way media treats politics, emphasizing leadership. Continua a leggere
POLITICS AND THE MEDIA
Cover sheets page
Word doc on moodle – important issues
70% of journals sold are Murdoch’s (not 70% of journals owned by him).
Climate change – frameworks. Framing one of the most important journal’s activity. Why do they use a frame instead of another? It is strictly related to climate change and catastrofy. Why do journals are more interested to some lives than others? Continua a leggere
– Grandma, do you have a fast connection in your house?
– What? Sorry, can you repeat? There’s a bad connection!
– Nothing grandma, I was joking.
Do you remember my grandma? Yes, that beautiful 74 years old woman from Italy. Actually, she has no idea of what internet is and how it runs. In case of necessity, she uses my parents’ connection and devices. But seldom if ever.
Are you surprised? Continua a leggere
I’m smiling. I’ve just opened my lecture note and read the headline of one of the readings for this week. “Why is English so dominant and which English?”. I’m smiling because some pieces of memory have just come to my mind. Continua a leggere