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ERIC Number: EJ1123204
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0882-4843
Cultivating a Critical Classroom for Viewing Gendered Violence in Music Video
Rodier, Kristin; Meagher, Michelle; Nixon, Randelle
Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, v23 n1 p63-70 2012
Though this exercise was originally designed for a first year course in women's studies that emphasizes representations of girls and women, it is also entirely appropriate to students considering matters of gender and sexuality in the fields of media studies, communications, sociology, political science, and cultural studies. This teaching activity is part of a unit entitled "Framing and Re-framing Violence" where the authors introduce a feminist language for understanding sexual violence. They discuss cultural discourse as well as practical and activist strategies to resisting sexual violence. Since the course is focused on representation, they ask their students to use their newly acquired feminist language to critically view a music video. This article discusses appropriate class size for this activity, learning goals, estimated time required, required materials, rationale, preparing for the activity, facilitating the activity, discussion questions, typical results, limitations and cautionary advice, alternative uses, handout, and reflection questions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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