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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 Pop Culture: Then and Now
The representations project is an opportunity for you to explore how media portrayals of women and gender have changed over time. This project will ask you to apply key concepts from course readings and films to analyze a media source of your own choosing. You will choose a media type and/or an archetype to explore. Some examples include: the working mother in film; the punk rocker in music videos; the teenage girl on television; or the father in advertising.
You can use the library's resources to:
Find information about popular culture in general
Find information about representation of a particular group in popular culture/media
Find analysis of popular culture representations or portrayals
Use this analysis as part of your project
Use this analysis as an example of how to do your own
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