History

Does everyone have access to all popular culture

January 14, 2023 |

Does everyone have access to all popular culture Music Television (MTV) started broadcasting in 1981 and went on to change the music industry around the world. By the second year of broadcasting, “I want my MTV!” became the advertising campaign slogan. This simple advertising hook articulated the channel’s goal of a larger broadcast area but put it in the mouth of the intended viewer—a young rock and roll fan. People who did not have access to MTV but heard about it from friends or the media called their cable provider saying “I want my MTV.” Well-known rock artists like Billy Idol, Madonna, Stevie Nicks, and Mick Jagger appeared in commercials saying “I want my MTV.” By 1985, the media conglomerate Viacom had bought the parent company of MTV and the programming moved away from 24/7 music videos to music pop culture news shows, and by the 1990s, reality shows like…    read more 

write the discussion

January 14, 2023 |

write the discussion   The Iliad Discussion Please write at least 300 words (in total for three discussions), and Reference in the end. Book: Volume A of the Norton Anthology of World Literature The Invocation/Proem and the Identity of Homer Review the biographical information about Homer and the background on his two great epic poems, the Iliad and the Odyssey, both dating from 8th Century BCE Greece (which was not yet Greece, but a variety of city states with diverse governments that shared a common language – Ancient Greek – and a common cultural heritage – the Hellenic culture). Then look at the opening stanza of Book I of the Iliad, commonly called “the Invocation” or the “Proem.” Who, or what, is being invoked here? Does this invocation remind you in any way of other ancient texts you might be familiar with, i.e. other epic poems or the Bible? Who…    read more 

Discussion

January 14, 2023 |

Discussion     Visual Meaning   Visual Meaning   Visual Meaning There are three main strategies for analyzing works of art: contextual theory, formal theory, and expressive theory. Last week you used expressive theory to discuss a work of art by relating it to the life of the artist. This week you will discuss a painting in terms of formal theory; in other words, you will analyze how the meaning a work of art is shaped by its visual characteristics. When artists began to create art in the nineteenth century that reflected the inner reality of the artist, they began to use color and form in highly subjective ways. In your post, please focus on a work of art by an artist discussed in this week’s reading. You can pick a work that is shown in your textbook or you can do a little research and choose something different. As…    read more 

Discussion

January 13, 2023 |

Discussion     Visual Meaning   Visual Meaning   Visual Meaning There are three main strategies for analyzing works of art: contextual theory, formal theory, and expressive theory. Last week you used expressive theory to discuss a work of art by relating it to the life of the artist. This week you will discuss a painting in terms of formal theory; in other words, you will analyze how the meaning a work of art is shaped by its visual characteristics. When artists began to create art in the nineteenth century that reflected the inner reality of the artist, they began to use color and form in highly subjective ways. In your post, please focus on a work of art by an artist discussed in this week’s reading. You can pick a work that is shown in your textbook or you can do a little research and choose something different. As…    read more 

Serial Killers

January 13, 2023 |

Serial Killers Serial Killers For this assignment you will review a serial killer’s case in depth. The killer you choose to review will also be the subject of your Week 5 final assignment, so keep your research material handy. First, choose one of the following serial killers: David Berkowitz (“Son of Sam”) taunted police over a year and shot 15 people (6 died) in New York City. The movie “Summer of Sam” was about this time. Gary Ridgway (the “Green River Killer”) holds the American record for most victims. He confessed to killing 48 over a 16-year period but is suspected of having killed many more! Wayne B. Williams is believed to be the killer of 24 children and young men in Atlanta, though there is still some doubt. John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo were the “DC snipers” who shot 13 people (ten died) over three weeks in…    read more 

Discussion1: Conceptualizing a Qualitative Research Question

January 13, 2023 |

Discussion1: Conceptualizing a Qualitative Research Question To prepare for this Discussion: Consider the research topic you are developing for your Major Assignment 1. Review Chapter 3 of the Ravitch and Carl text and use Table 3.1, page 69 to help you create a rationale using the questions as your guide. Review Chapter 3 of the Ravitch and Carl text and specifically use pages 70–76 to create a positionality memo to reflect on your relationship to the topic. Review the Fundamentals of Qualitative Research Methods: Developing a Qualitative Research Question media program as a guideline to help you create a research question. By Day 3 Transform your notes from your preparation work into four paragraphs and briefly explain in your post the following: The research purpose of your inquiry The rationale Issues of positionality The research question Be sure to support your main post and response post with reference to the…    read more 

Sexism, Society, and Science

January 13, 2023 |

Sexism, Society, and Science Assignment 1: Sexism, Society, and Science Write a two-page paper (five-paragraph) essay discussing two of the following readings: Margaret Edson, Wit David Noble “Women in a World Without Women,” from A World Without Women Deborah Warner, “Science Education for Women in Antebellum America,” History of Women in Sciences Margaret Rossiter, Women Scientists in America, chapter 4: “A Manly Profession,” 73-99, notes Sena Jeter Naslund, excerpt on Maria Mitchell from Ahab’s Wife Nina Baym, American Women of Letters and the Nineteenth-Century Sciences, chapter 7: “Testing Scientific Limits: Emma Willard and Maria Mitchell” Your paper should cite at least two readings from the above list within an argument based on the evidence from the texts. Build an argument within the paper considering aspects of barriers and facilitators women have faced in Western Europe and the U.S. in the early modern and modern periods and coming to a conclusion about today’s situation for women in science. Focus…    read more 

Access and Community

January 13, 2023 |

Access and Community Last week you researched the history of your popular culture artifacts. You also examined the audience for your popular culture artifacts and how each affected the other. This week you look at how access to popular culture affects society. To prepare: Review your two chosen popular culture artifacts. (Mine are Film and Animation). Review your Final Project Worksheet from Week 1 and any feedback received. Spend some time looking at the student-contributed resources posted in Doc Sharing. (Note: You will need to use at least one of these for this milestone.) Consider the following: How does the distribution mechanism control the issues addressed in the artifacts’ content? Determine who controls the distribution of your chosen popular culture elements. In what ways does the controller of distribution affect the shared experience of the audience and community? Keep in mind that a community may be local, regional, national, or…    read more