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NBC’S “Modern Family” & How We Are Buying Into Whiteness

NBC’S “Modern Family”

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How We Are Buying Into Whiteness

                                               

“Modern Family has been cancelled.” A series of clicks through the interweb lead me to an article by clickhole.com indicating that during its sixth season, and for no reason other than ABC wanting “to teach the world about how unexpected life is” the show has been cancelled. 1,659 more words

Social Construction

Are snails slimy critters or a gourmet food item?  The answer depends on where you live, a factor which shapes your perception of reality.  In this episode I tackle the social construction of reality, which is what we consider real or true has more of a social than scientific basis.   94 more words

Inequality

Kendall, L. 2000. "'Oh No! I'm a Nerd!': Hegemonic Masculinity on an Online Forum."

Kendall, Lori. 2000. “’Oh No! I’m a Nerd!’: Hegemonic Masculinity on an Online Forum.” Gender and Society 14(2): 256-274.

Examines raced and gendered identities in online forums in relation to context of assumptions and norms of offline mainstream US culture, as well as those of subcultures of members’ belonging. 474 more words

Gender Theory

Hughey, M.W. 2012. "Black Guys and White Guise: The Discursive Construction of White Masculinity."

Hughey, Matthew W. 2012. “Black Guys and White Guise: The Discursive Construction of White Masculinity.” Journal of Contemporary Ethnography 41(1): 95-124.
Examines how black masculinity co-constructs white masculinity in terms of white nationalists and white antiracists.  841 more words

Intersectionality

Epstein, D. 1998. "Marked Men: Whiteness and Masculinity."

Epstein, Debbie. 1998. “Marked Men: Whiteness and Masculinity.” Agenda: Empowering Women for Gender Equity 37, (The New Man?): 49-59.

New modes of masculinity – impacts institutions, pop culture outlets where men perform, make choices, and enact resistance – the “remaking of man” (49). 326 more words

Countdown To Quals

Mohanty, C. Talpade. 1997. "Under Western Eyes: Feminist Scholarship and Colonial Discourses."

Mohanty, Chandra Talpade. 1997. “Under Western Eyes: Feminist Scholarship and Colonial Discourses.” In Dangerous Liaisons: Gender, National, and Postcolonial Perspectives. Ed. A. McClintock, A. Mufti, and E. 674 more words

Countdown To Quals

Dear white people...we'll just assume you have tickets.

Went to see Dear White People in the theater, with some people from a local anti-racist group — for reference, it was about 5-6 of us white, 3 black, and 2 Asian. 993 more words

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