Beyond Representational Correctness: Rethinking Criticism of by Edward Schiappa

By Edward Schiappa

Argues that representational correctness may cause critics to overlook the confident paintings that motion pictures and tv exhibits can practice in decreasing prejudice.

Uploader liberate Notes:
HQ PDF, comprises OCR

Show description

Read Online or Download Beyond Representational Correctness: Rethinking Criticism of Popular Media PDF

Best media books

Mobile TV: DVB-H, DMB, 3G Systems and Rich Media Applications

Completely devoted to cellular television, this ebook offers an in depth perception to cellular multimedia characterised effective compression suggestions, protocols formalized through 3GPP or 3GPP2, functions of broadcast, and cellular networks for offering multimedia content material. community standards corresponding to spectrum; chipsets, software program and handsets which allow multimedia providers; supply systems and content material security applied sciences which supply profit coverage are coated intimately.

CGI Filmmaking: The Creation of Ghost Warrior

"One individual, desktops, six months … twenty-two mins" half "art-of," half "how-to," CGI Filmmaking: The production of Ghost Warrior explores how one artist created a feature-quality, 22-minute lively movie in six months of construction. the new developments in strong, but not pricey courses for 3D animation and compositing make such an venture attainable.

Extra info for Beyond Representational Correctness: Rethinking Criticism of Popular Media

Example text

How much persuasion The Argumentative Burdens of Audience Conjectures 35 happens at an unconscious level? To what extent might a text affect audience members without them knowing it? These are just a few of the important theoretical questions that concern all popular culture critics, and such questions will receive richer and more persuasive answers if critics are assisted by audience research. , Rarick, Duncan, Lee, & Porter, 1977; Cohen, 1991; Press, 1991). Indeed, Livingstone argues, “Text and audience can no longer be seen as independent or studied separately” (1993, p.

411). Based on their listening experience of Keillor’s popular radio program, Foss and Foss argue that Keillor’s monologues illustrate a “feminine spectator stance” through “refusal to privilege sight, dismantling of the male gaze, creation of Lake Wobegon as a feminine setting, and feminine speaking style” (1994, p. 412). Most of their analysis in the essay provides textual evidence to support their claims, but in the conclusion Foss and Foss make specific claims about the effects Keillor’s radio monologues have on listeners.

It is neither expected nor especially desired that expert readings of popular culture texts be limited by how “lay” audiences interpret or react to them. Nonetheless, along the way to offering expert critical insights about popular culture texts, critics often make assumptions or explicit claims about audiences that deserve further investigation. Among the assumptions that require investigation is whether professional critics are as immune to the ideological workings of popular culture texts as some textual analysis implies.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.76 of 5 – based on 8 votes