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ERIC Number: EJ769266
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jan
Pages: 17
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-1071-4413
Teaching to Divide the World: The Perverse Curriculum of a Television Program
Costa, Marisa Vorraber
Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, v26 n2-3 p175-191 Jan 2004
The aim of this study is to show the media, particularly television, as a device belonging to the modern governmental societies' pedagogical apparatus that teaches, among other things, a set of truths forming a cultural curriculum in which one learns to divide the world. The author argues that much of the identity modeling undertaken by neoliberal societies is brought about by media and other cultural industry artefacts. Stepping away from Frankfurtian postulations that demonise television, she discusses this object through theoretical lenses that allow her to think of it as one of the ways of cultural expression in this time, as a set of works that need to be examined and discussed in relation to what they produce in societies and their participation in the very contemporary subject constitution. Her work, as both a researcher and a teacher, is not to denounce but to highlight the teachings of this device, referring not only to "what" it teaches but to "how" it does as well, to the way its pedagogy operates. (Contains 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Brazil