Sociology and White Male Bodies Essay

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Concept
Associated Thinker(s)
Definition/Key Point
Notes (Examples/Connections)
Propaganda Model
Chomsky/Herman
propaganda model focuses on this inequality of wealth and power and its multilevel effects on mass-media interests and choices 6 filters: size, wealth, ad interest, authoritized knowers, flak, anticommunist ideology
Ideology
Lull ideology is organized thought—sets of values, orientations, and predispositions that are expressed through technologically mediated and interpersonal communication Advocated by those with the most political and economic power-Marx
Millennial Capitalism
Comaroff
the gaming room has actually become iconic of capital: of its ‘natural’ capacity to yield value without human input [...], to grow and expand of its own accord, to reward speculation

Militarizing Neoliberalism
Chomsky
helps mobilize the populace against an enemy, advocating policies that threaten property interests or support accommodation with Communist states and radicalism

Bush war on terror “with us or against us”
Hegemony
Hall (Lull) a ‘framing of all competing definitions of reality within [the dominant class’s range. The dominant class sets the limits—mental and structural—within which subordinate classes ‘live’ and make sense of their subordination in such a way as to sustain the dominance of those ruling

Neoliberalism
Couldry, Littler
Neoliberalism’ is combining an ideology of market freedom with a practice of intensified governmental regulation

human well-being can best be advanced by liberating individual entrepreneurial freedoms and skills- Harvey 2

Governmentality
Ouellette and Hay
The processes through which individuals shape and guide their own conduct—and that of others—with certain aims and objectives in mind

Biggest loser, what not to wear
Biological Citizenship
Rose
biological responsibilities of the citizen are embodied in contemporary norms of health and practices of health education. Different citizenship practices can be seen in the increasing importance of corporeality to practices of identity

Makeover television
Passion
Couldry and Littler captures the excessive (and therefore in principle unlimited) commitment to the employer’s needs and values, performative evidence of which the successful employee is required to provide, that is, act out, at all time

The Apprentice
Convergence
Jenkins where the power of the media producer and the power of the media consumer interact in unpredictable ways

Sexting- Hasinoff
Discourse
O’Brien and Szeman (Foucault) a system of truth statements that shapes what can be said about a topic.

a distinct area of social knowledge and the linguistic practices associated with it

Moral Panic
Cohen
Coined in the 70’s A condition, episode, person or group of persons emerges to become defined as a threat to societal values and interests
; its nature is presented in a stylized and stereotypical fashion by the mass media

Raceless Future Paradigm
Nelson (Jenkins)
That race (and gender) distinctions would be eliminated with technology was perhaps the founding fiction of the digital age

Best seen through the experience of early settlers, white, male, middle class, and college educated

The Digital Divide
Nelson
in the public sphere and the bodiless, color-blind mythotopias of cybertheory and commercial advertising The racialized digital divide narrative that circulates have become the unacknowledged frames of reference for understanding race in the digital age. In these frameworks, the technologically enabled future is by its very nature unmoored from the past and from people of color

Bodies carry different social weights that unevenly mediate access to the freely constructed identity that
Leary advocated- Nelson Eg. Virtual Reality, chat rooms

Racialization
OED (Nakamura)
To impose a racial interpretation on; to cause to become racist in attitude, behaviour, or structure; to categorize or divide according to race

W.O.W. Chinese…