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Intro to Women and Gender Studies - WGST110 - Pop Culture Representations
Research guide for the Representations of Women and Gender in Pop Culture: Then and Now assignment in Intro to Women and Gender Studies
Representations of Women and Gender in Popular Culture
This project asks you to identify an archetype commonly portrayed (or notably absent!) in media in popular culture. You will examine how this archetype is defined in the media, and consider the impact of this portrayal on real people. You should use fundamental concepts in women’s and gender studies (from course readings and films, or that you find in your research) to provide a context for understanding the creation, perpetuation, and impact of these media images.
You will choose an archetype to explore and identify where it appears in pop culture media. Some examples include: the working mother in film; the bimbo in music videos; the teenage girl on television; or the father in advertising.
For this project, you will complete the following:
Poster or video presentation
Final paper in MLA, APA, or Chicago Style
You can use the library's resources to:
Find information about popular culture during a certain time period
Find information about representation of a particular group in popular culture/media
Find analysis of popular culture representations or portrayals and how that affects real people
Use this analysis as part of your project
Use this analysis as an example of how to do your own
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