Class Notes (1,100,000)
CA (650,000)
Brock U (10,000)
PCUL (40)

Race and Identity

Popular Culture
Course Code
Scott Henderson

This preview shows page 1. to view the full 5 pages of the document.
PCUL1F92 Section 1: Thursday, January-19-11
Race & Identity
The Case of Hip Hop Culture
‘Language’ of media works to shape our identity.
oThis is what he was doing through the “Some Like it Hot”
Meant to show classic Hollywood structures of the male
How women’s bodies are fragmented and objectified.
This also creates subject positions – our place in the pop culture
Also in non-mass mediated example.
Shopping malls can be encoded as a ‘gendered’ space.
oArchitecture, imagery, ‘flow’, signage, etc.
Their codes work to ‘produce’ a certain kind of subject, which tends to
be gendered.
oOur position is articulated before we even arrive.
e.g. we don’t have control to follow what we want in a film,
can’t move the camera.
The Way it is?
Key in analyzing popular culture representations.
Culture is structured and negotiated.
We need to recognize these wider forces that give it shape.
Race and Representation
concern again is with aesthetics.
The codes and structures of popular culture.
Recognizing the mainstream codes can allow us to identify approaches
that deviate from them.
You're Reading a Preview

Unlock to view full version

Only page 1 are available for preview. Some parts have been intentionally blurred.

PCUL1F92 Section 1: Thursday, January-19-11
oGives us a voice in popular culture.
oTo deviate from audience expectations, you need to first
understand them.
This allows other subjectivities to emerge.
Hip Hop Culture
A unique pop culture form.
oVery recognizable form.
One that possibly gives voice to black cultural experience.
oWe don’t want to have totalizing experiences.
e.g. there is not one uniform ‘black culture’.
You're Reading a Preview

Unlock to view full version