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  • W K 8 , D A Y 1 : M Y T H S O F P E R S O N A L I D E N T I T Y

    HUMANITIES 006:

    POPULAR CULTURE

  • BONUS POINTS

    Off the top of your head, list the first 5 male artifacts in pop culture (characters from film & tv, or musicians, or athletes) that pop in your head for each demographic.

    First three people with a complete list receives midterm extra credit.

    If nobody finishes, extra credit goes to the student with the most entries after 10 minutes.

    White Black Latino Asian Gay Handicapped

  • MYTHS

    In groups of 4 or more, combine all lists onto one page. If a male pop culture figure is mentioned more than once, write his name multiple times.

    Based on your combined lists, can you see any myths that might be perpetuated by our popular culture regarding these groups?

    White Black Latino Asian Gay Handicapped

  • MYTHS

    Pop Culture List

    List 5 current television shows that you are all familiar with.

    Now list five recent (last 5 years) films that you have all seen.

  • THE MYTH THAT WOULD NOT DIE

    - BERNARD BECK

    Page 124:

    Success, respectability, and familiarity have not

    freed them from the taint of the MobThrough the

    dissemination of American ideas in movies and

    popular culture, Italians have come to stand for

    organized criminality all over the world.

  • THE MYTH THAT WOULD NOT DIE

    - BERNARD BECK

    Questions:

    How many of you are Italian-American?

    Can you recall how Italian-Americans have been portrayed in films and television shows on your pop

    culture list?

    How many recent films and television shows can you list that are about Italian-Americans, or feature Italian-

    Americans, that are not about organized crime?

  • TRYING TO GET BEYOND THE ROLE OF THE MAID

    - MIREYA NAVORRO (2002)

    25 years as an actress, Lupe Ontiveros has mostly

    played maids:

    Estimates has played a maid over 150 times.

    About auditioning for roles: When I go in there and speak perfect English, I dont get the part.

  • TRYING TO GET BEYOND THE ROLE OF THE MAID

    - MIREYA NAVORRO (2002)

    Questions:

    How many of you are of Latin heritage?

    Have you experienced any affects of this myth or similar ones?

    Can you recall how Latinos have been portrayed in films and television shows on your pop culture list?

    How many recent films and television shows can you list that are about Latinos, or feature Latinos?

  • TRYING TO GET BEYOND THE ROLE OF THE MAID

    - MIREYA NAVORRO (2002)

    25 years as an actress, Lupe Ontiveros has mostly

    played maids:

    Notes that film A Beautiful Mind made no mention of John Nashs wifes background (El Salvador), and casted a non-

    Latina in the role.

    Ontiveros last point applies to other ethnicities as

    well..

  • THE LAST AIRBENDER

    Nickelodeon Cartoon feature Asian & Intuit Characters

  • PRINCE OF PERSIA

    Video game

  • BRING DOWN THE HOUSE

    Best-selling book was about a group of mostly Asian American males from MIT.

    Film Version: 21

  • REPRESENTATION

    IN POPULAR CULTURE

    Many groups have limited representation in popular culture artifacts:

    So far weve discussed the following: Women Italian-Americans Latinos Middle Easterners Asians

    Why might this be a problem?

    How might this negatively impact both those that are members of these groups and those that are not?

  • DIFFERENT STORIES

    - CHRIS TUCKER

    Its hard for everyone but its harder if youre black, cause there arent that many good movies being offeredWe need to tell the stories from back then, but dont just tell the stories where we got lynched and we got killed. (pg140-141)

    In the future of black America, and the future of black Hollywood, theres gonna be bigger and better storiesWe have a culture of our own here in America thats bigger than just doin a cookout. (pg 142)

    What was Christ Tuckers main point by emphasizing the need for different stories?

  • FILM AND TV

    Lets see how right Chris Tucker was

    How many of the following films are centered around an African-American main character?

    How many of the following films at least features a prominent African-American character and how is this character featured?

  • 2013

    BOX OFFICE RESULTS

    1. Iron Man 3

    2. Despicable Me 2

    3. Man of Steel

    4. Monsters University

    5. Fast & Furious 6

    6. Oz the Great and Powerful

    7. Star Trek Into Darkness

    8. Gravity

    9. World War Z

    10. The Croods

    11. The Heat

    12. Were the Millers

    13. The Great Gatsby

    14. The Conjuring

    15. Identity Thief

    16. Grown Ups 2

  • MYTHS

    Lets take a look at the film list again and see how each of the following groups are represented:

    White

    Black

    Latino

    Asian

    Gay

    Handicapped

    Females

  • 2013

    BOX OFFICE RESULTS

    1. Iron Man 3

    2. Despicable Me 2

    3. Man of Steel

    4. Monsters University

    5. Fast & Furious 6

    6. Oz the Great and Powerful

    7. Star Trek Into Darkness

    8. Gravity

    9. World War Z

    10. The Croods

    11. The Heat

    12. Were the Millers

    13. The Great Gatsby

    14. The Conjuring

    15. Identity Theif

    16. Grown Ups 2

  • REPRESENTATION

    IN POPULAR CULTURE

    Many groups have limited representation in popular culture artifacts.

    Why might this be a problem?

    How might this negatively impact both those that are members of these groups and those that are not?

  • REPRESENTATION

    IN POPULAR CULTURE

    If myths are the stories that we live by, And myths are often perpetuated by popular culture, Then the less representation in popular culture Means less myths for a person to choose from.

    Under representation can unconsciously limit a persons view of what is possible for his/her life.

    This also limits what other people think is possible for members of the under represented group.

    In general, under representation can negatively influence our values and beliefs because they are the result of limited

    perspectives.

  • ANDERSON COOPER AND RACE BIAS STUDY

    (KENNETH CLARK DOLL EXPERIMENT)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSdKy2q6pEY

  • W K 8 , D A Y 3 : M Y T H S A B O U T O U R R E L A T I O N S H I P S T O O T H E R S T H E F A M I L Y

    HUMANITIES 006:

    POPULAR CULTURE

  • FAMILY STRUCTURE & DYNAMICS

    What myths are being perpetuated about family structures and how family members should interact

    with one another?

  • POP CULTURE AND THE FAMILY

    Jennifer Make Everyday Count

  • POP CULTURE AND THE FAMILY

    Jennifer Family Dinner

  • POP CULTURE AND THE FAMILY

    Samantha Family Guy

  • POP CULTURE AND THE FAMILY

    Disney Dads http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXczlTp90Fo

  • FAMILY

  • 1950S REVIEW

    What myths about family were perpetuated in the 1950s?

    The following is an educational short film made to teach families

    how to interact.

    Questions:What is the structure?How do they interact?

  • POP CULTURE AND THE FAMILY

    Suman - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFR5KT98dIw

  • POP CULTURE AND THE FAMILY

    Modern Family: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_CmBsi17_0

  • POP CULTURE AND THE FAMILY

    Teen Mom: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezfAYDCIGoM

    AND ALL OTHER SIMILAR SHOWS ON CABLE

  • FAMILIES ON TV (2012-2013)

    Rank

    5 ABC Modern Family 4.9 6190

    12 CBS Two and a Half Men 4.1 5206

    14 NBC REVOLUTION 4 5092

    18 ABC Once Upon A Time 3.6 4492

    19 FOX Family Guy 3.6 4559

    28 CBS MIKE & Molly 3.2 4033

    34 FOX Simpsons 2.9 3703

    36 NBC PARENTHOOD 2.8 3506

  • FAMILIES ON TV

    So what types of myth are being perpetuated about how family members interact with one another?

    So what types of myths are being perpetuated about what a family is and how it is structured?

  • INFLUENCE OF POP CULTURE ON

    THE MEANING OF FAMILY?

    2010s American Family Re-defined

  • FAMILY AND POP CULTURE

    Results:

    More variety of family structures. Various ways of interacting with parents.

    Is this good? Why or why not?

    How is this related to our discussion about limited representation in pop culture?