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ERIC Number: EJ1101625
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 20
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0882-4843
Teaching Sexuality through Media
Cragin, Becca
Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, v25 n2-3 p169-188 2015
A central project of feminism has been raising awareness of the role cultural formations of sexuality play in women's inequality (Ritzenhoff and Hermes). Feminists who regularly include discussions of sexuality in their teaching are familiar with the pedagogical challenges of the subject as well as its importance. This article is intended for those with experience teaching the politics of sexuality who would like advice on how to incorporate visual materials into their classroom discussions. This article is divided into two sections. The first, "Beyond Content," summarizes some of the primary concepts and techniques of visual analysis to provide a foundation for sophisticated classroom discussions of media images. Appendix A includes recommended resources on media literacy. The second section, "In the Classroom," provides practical advice on teaching challenges that emerge in discussions of sexual representation and offers suggestions for classroom activities and resources. Appendix B is an annotated bibliography of recommended scholarship on objectification.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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