SMC103Y1 Lecture Notes - Indecent Exposure, Remote Control, Greco-Roman Mysteries

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Santana and Erikson insider
Beyonce Super Bowl different responses, live tweets and blogs
o As empowering black woman in misogynistic consumer society
o Problematic in source of power (shameless, inappropriately sexual)
o Inappropriate for children, not family-friendly (public indecency)
o Made into Beyonce concert from male sports crowd
o Making into sexual object of desire
Problems of modesty, sexuality, dress… and in relation to religious communities
Metaphors for tv
o Tech, sedative, appliance, adventure, salesman, mystery cult, store, sage,
comfort, art, teacher, mirror, babysitter, confessional, tribe, reflction of God,
constant companion
Shaping idea of who/what God is, not just own identity, TV model
Remote control and God
People as products, being sold to ad, content just tease and bait
Tv model changed/undermined
Ads released ahead of time on SNS, not enough buzz on just TV
Still money and hope for tv ads but transitional period of proving itself
Use of symbols and Christian characters on TV shows
Santana and Erickson
o Fan communities like religious communities
o Tech changed audience engagement
o Viewers create own texts, importance of reading reception
o Buffy: religion as personal and non-institutional
o Presentation of God as absent present
o “Amends” s3 e10

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Problems of modesty, sexuality, dress and in relation to religious communities. Metaphors for tv: tech, sedative, appliance, adventure, salesman, mystery cult, store, sage, comfort, art, teacher, mirror, babysitter, confessional, tribe, reflction of god, constant companion. Shaping idea of who/what god is, not just own identity, tv model. People as products, being sold to ad, content just tease and bait. Ads released ahead of time on sns, not enough buzz on just tv. Still money and hope for tv ads but transitional period of proving itself. Use of symbols and christian characters on tv shows.