Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Readings for Wednesday 5/26

Machin, Chapter 4

1.) When Blumer says, "...film was received by audience members in the context of their social background and individual life histories.", does this indicate that instead of violent film causing people to react violently, violent people are drawn to violent programming?

2.) In the Gilbert and Sullivan study implicating that media stunts children's creativity and imagination, how exactly was their study designed and how did they come to this conclusion exactly?

Seiter, pp. 11-16

1.) When describing the encoding-decoding model, it mainly focuses on television as the medium, but couldn't you also argue that people are drawn to different media based on their experiences and backgrounds?

2.) When discussing how researchers are so quick to "...avoid studying media in context, preferring sanitized, controllable situations, producing data that was irrelevant to everyday life", is this a way these researchers try to simplify problems and blame on the media?

Seiter 21-24

1.) Morley argues that television audiences need to be studied in the natural settings in which most media are consumed, but is there a such thing as "natural" when studying subjects in correlation to research?

2.) how exactly Radaway chose these specific romance novels , or if they were chosen at random and how they differed from other novels surrounding love and relationships?

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