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Media and Communication Studies

This guide provides an overview of recent DVDs that may interest researchers in the Media and Communication Studies field. Additional titles can be accessed through the library catalog; you can search by keyword, person, genre, or title.

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Suggested keywords: mass media, mass media criticism, racism in mass media, women in mass media, violence in mass media, social media, advertising

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Media and Communication Studies DVDs

Animated Soviet Propaganda from the October Revolution to Perestroika
Features propaganda films from the 1920s to 1980s, with commentary by leading Soviet film scholars.
Call Number: UMDVD 7448

Behind the Screens: Hollywood Goes Hypercommercial
Discusses how mainstream, big-budget movies have become a vehicle for advertising and marketing.
Call Number: UMDVD 6269

The Bronze Screen: 100 Years of the Latino Image in Hollywood Cinema
Traces the progression of the screen image of Latinos to today's greater prominence of actors, writers, and directors.
Call Number: UMDVD 6705

Class Dismissed: How TV Frames the Working Class
Examines the patterns inherent in TV’s depictions of working class people as either clowns or social deviants.
Call Number: UMDVD 9688

Color Adjustment
Analyzes the portrayal of African Americans on U.S. television from 1948-1988.
Call Number: UMDVD 5006

Culturejam: Hijacking Commercial Culture
Follows three "jammers," subversive artists who hijack, subvert, and reclaim corporate media space.
Call Number: UMDVD 4810

Generation M: Misogyny in Media and Culture
Tracks the destructive dynamics of misogyny across a broad range of media phenomena.
Call Number: UMDVD 5053

Growing Up Online
Explores the ways in which the Internet is transforming childhood.
Call Number: UMDVD 6068

History of Advertising: Animation
Presents a collection of animated advertising films shown in movie theatres from 1930-1950.
Call Number: UMDVD 3903

The Illusionists
Exposes how the media uses shocking and absurd imagery to promote body hatred.
Call Number: UMDVD 9746

Latinos Beyond Reel: Challenging a Media Stereotype
Challenges viewers to think critically about the ways Latinos are portrayed--or not portrayed--in the media.
Call Number: UMDVD 7189

The Mean World Syndrome: Media Violence & The Cultivation of Fear
Examines how media violence feeds a fear-charged cultural environment that alters risk perception.
Call Number: UMDVD 5864

Mickey Mouse Monopoly
Takes a close and critical look at the world of Disney films and the values they present.
Call Number: UMDVD 8341

Playing Unfair: The Media Image of the Female Athlete
Explores the insufficient coverage of women's sports, and how the media focuses on appearance over achievement.
Call Number: UMDVD 6086

Representation and the Media
Shows how the media--especially visual media--have become key players in modern story telling.
Call Number: UMDVD 3673

Soap Opera for Social Change
Follows the production of Kenyan TV show 'The Team,' designed to inspire harmony among the country's 42 tribes.
Call Number: UMDVD 7299

We Live in Public
Reveals the complicated effects of the digital age through the eyes of artist, futurist, and visionary, Josh Harris.
Call Number: UMDVD 5558