SMC103Y1 Lecture Notes - Cable Television, Uniter, Greco-Roman Mysteries
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-broadcassting:from radio to TV (NBC)
-Rep of christians on TV: shirley bennett on "Community"
-mid term eval
-"19kidsandcounting" and the presence of xtns on tv
EX. GOOD Critical assignments
-ex. engaagement dustin kidd argues that pop cultue is necessaary (I SHALL
ARGUE)... he attempts to est a parallel w his...and emil...necessity of crime.
FOR ex. parker highlights ...scared kittyvideo... thus while kidds arguement...it
kidd attempts to est a parallel w crime and pop culture...-fundamental diff
btwcrimeandpop cul.. bnfits ofcrime are much more concrete. norms
andboundaries of pop culture are fluid.. pop cul fails to est any truenorms
orboundaries. offers thepublic a multitude of choices,, awhich to follow. people
dont have this freedom when it comesto thelaw.
llycnh-rel group reg beenat forefront of pop cul quick to react. how rel groups
essential to creating... kidd-detriment of his overall argument
**student articulated the argument. complex reasonng about the
strengths and weaknessess. ex. narrow def of pop culture--SAy why.
essntial to overall paper is arguing for why that limitation is a
fundamental tthan superficial prob
deeper prob-comparison btw crime andpop cul may itself be a
fundamentally flawed comparison
GET TO CORE of argument, tease out what are the probs w argument.
kidd-scholarly attitude than a personal one
EX. SUMMARY Kozlevich
Koz arguesthat ______. by outlining ____, demostrates _____. ptovides many
insigts into xtn parallels _____. DC respoded to Koz proposal that ________. he
argues that koz... restricts to typology _____ and shows _____, without
considering ______. strength in koz. lies _____. it is evident that there is a rel btw
christ fig ___, however lacks adequate characteristics that deefine
characteristics ______, as DC , he is ___ and ____.
lynch -- medium for theological reflection
IN THIS ESSAY, I ARGUE -- for critical summaries
•kraig and detwile are both insiders in the xtn tradition
•ENGAGING CULTURE-key words: engage, respond, discern
•if we are to situate detwile and taylor --- they would be situated in
lynchs categories of scholars underwhat mission to society
might.....looking at appropriation and the medium in a way. they are
insiders but there is a sense of amission going on. talking about
engagement and response. the third category in lynch has more
approaches to it, they are engaged ina sympathetic even appropriative
engagement, or responseto pop culture. they are the middle way not
completely suspicious at times gleefully appreciative and other times
•important: knowing where they are coming fr will help us better
understand what kindof argument they are making--so we can
make our own critical tools
A. Metaphors for television
•technology, appliance, salesman, store, comfort, teacher, baby sitter, trbe,
constant companion, sedative, adventure, mystery cult
•television-just one and everybody had to gather together to watch the
onethingon television.. now rarely thecase. justsuperbowl
•adventure-out of the comfort zone.
•inadequate needs: escape-get out of reality; illumination-of life
•tribe-tiny niches ?
•salesman-TV was created to sell products to an audience. the idea of tv is
to gathher people to become a captive audience to whom salesman buy
their wares; selling television thenthe prouct thatcould be advertised.
B. A brief historyof broadasting
•RADIO-first broadcast medium-1920s by Radio coporation of
america( westing house and general electric)
•radio had teremendoous potential to generate advertising revenue.