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Media Culture Week 8: Ethnography

This week, we looked at methodologies to carry out cultural research. Anderson looks specifically at ethnography as a methodology. He defines an ethnography as ‘the writing of culture’, with the act of conducting one involving ‘members of one culture participating in another’ (or at least being limited to this within this text). 321 more words

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Cultural Diary Week 7: Hero of War

For this diary entry, we had to conduct a Hesmondhalgh-informed analysis of a media text or cultural product of our choosing. For this, I have chosen Rise Against’s “Hero of War” from their album “Appeal to Reason”. 283 more words

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Media Culture Week 6: Creative and Cultural Industries

Hesmondhalgh’s main claim within this text is that the idea of ‘creative’ and ‘cultural’ industries are contradictory, and that in reality both concepts are related to “how cultural goods are produced and disseminated in modern economies and societies”. 300 more words

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Cultural Diary Week 5 - A Million Ways to Die in the West and Structuralism

For this week’s cultural diary, we had to conduct either a structuralist or post-structuralist analysis of a media text of our choice. For this, I have chosen to conduct a structuralist analysis of ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West’. 283 more words

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Carmina Burana - O Fortuna

It’s that one cool classical song they always play when something evil or scary or BADASS is going to happen! It sounds satanical, but it’s actually a religious song (pawn intended?) 231 more words

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Welcome to Generation Like; it's not a pretty sight

A little over a year ago now, PBS’s Frontline documentary “Generation Like” aired on television. The documentary explored youth media culture. We watched the segment in class and I have to say, the experience was “eye-opening.” After watching, I honestly wanted to delete every social media platform I have. 370 more words

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How Robert Durst went from deaf mute woman to wanted man

Long before Manhattan millionaire Robert Durst made international headlines, he lived on Galveston Island and pretended to be a deaf, mute woman by the name of Dorothy. 447 more words

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