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#7528/0685  BELL HOOKS: Cultural Criticism and Transformation DVD
A two-part video (26 and 40 minutes) extensively illustrated with many of the images under analysis, Bell Hooks makes a compelling argument for the transormative power of cultural criticism. Part I is foundations & positions of her work. Part II is concrete analysis - i.e. OJ Simpson, Madonna, etc Grades 11 to A

#16209/0685  CONSTRUCTING THE TERRORIST THREAT: Islamophobia, the Media and the War on Terror
Deepa Kumar, one of the nation’s foremost scholars on Islamophobia, traces how Muslims have become the predominant face of terror in U.S. news and entertainment media -- even though terror attacks by homegrown right-wing extremists have far outnumbered attacks by Muslims since 9/11. Digging deep into history, Kumar offers a sweeping analysis of the changing views of Islam and Muslims in the West, examining the ways that ruling elites have long used the specter of a "Muslim enemy" to justify their imperial projects. And she shows how this increasingly menacing view of Islam has shaped public opinion and foreign policy in the United States over time. Given the current political moment, CONSTRUCTING THE TERRORIST THREAT couldn’t be more timely and important.

#10693/1410  DERALD WING SUE SERIES ON RACISM (4 Programs)
Derald Wing Sue, Professor of Psychology and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University, presents an extraordinary four-part series on racism. No matter what race or ethnic origin, viewers will take an honest appraisal of themselves, their biases and prejudices, and take steps to overcome racism. THE PSYCHOLOGY OF RACISM: Where Have We Gone Wrong? WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE WHITE? The Invisible Whiteness of Being OVERCOMING PERSONAL RACISM: What Can I Do? SURVIVING RACISM: A Message to People of Color *Each program is 60 minutes in length and may be purchased separately. *Includes guides for all programs except Psychology of Racism.

#9818/0685  GAME OVER: Gender, Race and Violence in Video Games
Through engaging questions of gender, race and violence such as - What are the messages of video games? Are video games desensitizing children to violence? What images of masculinity and power are offered? Are video games teaching children how to kill? This video offers a comprehensive look into the complex and controversial topic of video game violence. It is designed to encourage high school and college students to think critically about the video games they play.

#16208/0685  GREAT WHITE HOAX: Donald Trump and Politics of Race and Class in America
Tim Wise, one of the nation's foremost authorities on the costs and consequences of white privilege, breaks down the racial politics that were at work during the 2016 presidential election, arguing that Trump's race-baiting success with white voters was not a departure from American political norms but the continuation of a longstanding pattern of fear-based racial scapegoating

Examines the effect of extended use of electronic devices from television to video games and computers on children today. Instead of running around in a field they run around a cyber-field ...Why? ... And what will it mean to them later? Grades 7 to A

#15661/0685  JOYSTICK WARRIORS: Video Games, Violence and the Culture of Militarism
For years, there has been widespread speculation, but very little consensus, about the relationship between violent video games and violence in the real world. JOYSTICK WARRIORS provides the clearest account yet of the latest research on this issue. Drawing on the insights of media scholars, military analysts, combat veterans, and gamers themselves, the film trains its sights on the wildly popular genre of first-person shooter games, exploring how the immersive experience they offer links up with the larger stories we tell ourselves as a culture about violence, militarism, guns, and manhood.

#16175/0685  LAST INTERVIEW (THE): Stuart Hall on the Politics of Cultural Studies
In this interview conducted shortly before his death in 2014, Stuart Hall, one of the seminal figures in cultural studies, talks about his classic work Policing the Crisis, describes the political, symbolic, and material concerns that animated cultural studies in the 1970s, and offers a critical assessment of the field today. He then turns his attention to the always shifting terrain of race and identity in the United States and Britain, offering fascinating cultural and political insights into the presidency of Barack Obama and the 2012 Olympics in London. While Hall was physically ill for much of his later life, this final interview provides powerful testimony that his formidable intellect, sense of humor, and willingness to engage with the gritty realities of politics and power never deserted him.

#14615/0685  LATINOS BEYOND REEL: Challenging a Media Stereotype
In this ground-breaking new film, filmmakers Miguel Picker and Chyng Sun examine how American media portray - and do not portray - Latinos. Is the media actually at fault and therefore to blame for their portrayal of Latinos as the "12 million illegals" bleeding the U.S. of jobs and services?

#11225/1565  MANY WAYS TO SEE THE WORLD: A Thirty Minute Tour of World Map Images DVD
A fascinating exploration into the minds of twelve mapmakers and how their unique backgrounds, philosophies, values, and politics led each to select a particular mathematical formula to create their maps. Learn about the impact those world images have had on us, consciously and unconsciously. An invaluable resource for classes dealing with issues of cultural bias and ethnocentrism.

#13120/0685  MEAN WORLD SYNDROME: Gerbner on Media and Violence
For years, debates have raged among scholars, politicians, and concerned parents about the effects of media violence on viewers. Too often these debates have fallen into simplistic battles between those who claim that media images directly cause violence and those who argue that activists exaggerate the impact of media exposure. Based on interviews conducted with George Gerbner before his death in 2005, the film urges us to think about media effects in more nuanced ways. Grades 9 to A

#5540/0635  MEDIA POWER (8 Programs) DVD
This comprehensive eight part series examines the role of the mass media, in all its various forms, in shaping the perceptions of the public. The interconnections of different media types are investigated as is the degree of public knowledge about those relationships. Grades 10 to A

This program takes a close and critical look at the world of Disney's animated films, and the stories they tell about race, gender, and class. Examines the worldwide cultural influence of the Disney corporation. Looking behind the squeaky-clean image always displayed, experts in child psychology, media, marketing, education, and more, offer insight on the messages this big business is propagating, and why.

#16207/0685  MORE THAN A WORD: Native Mascots and their Impact on Real-life Attitudes
MORE THAN A WORD explores Native American-based mascots, especially the Washington Redskins, and their impact on real-life attitudes, issues, and policies. Through interviews with scholars, tribal leaders, lawyers, policy experts, activists, and Washington Redskins fans, the film explores the history of the slanderous term redskin, and delves into cultural stereotypes of Native Americans and their relationship to history. Ultimately, the film argues for representations that honor and celebrate the humanity of indigenous people. *CC

#13017/0685  PERSONALLY SPEAKING: A Long Conversation with Stuart Hall DVD
Stuart Hall is a foundational figure in the influential interdisciplinary field known as cultural studies. In this stimulating and eloquent four-hour interview, conducted by the literary journalist Maya Jaggi and directed by Mike Dibb, Hall reflects on his life and career, talking personally and in depth about the trajectory of his work and how it has intersected with broader political movements. Grades 9 to A

#13806/1410  POST OBAMA: The Continued Relevance of Identity Theorizing and Research DVD
Bill Cross, the leading researcher in cultural identity, discusses the movements in society that contributed to President Obama’s election: ethnic studies, women’s studies, LBGT studies, growth of new immigrant communities, changes in "mainstream" youth culture, and the globalization of Hip Hop. Grades 9 to A

#13140/0685  RACE AND REPRESENTATION SERIES - Updated! (7 Programs) DVD
This specially-priced series consists of the following seven videos dealing with how race and culture have been, and currenlty still are, portrayed in various media: HIP-HOP: Beyond Beats and Rhymes (Unabridged) BELL HOOKS: Cultural Criticism and Transformation EDWARD SAID: On Orientalism STUART HALLl: Representation and the Media STUART HALL: Race, the Floating Signifier TIM WISE ON WHITE PRIVILEGE: Racism, White Denial & the Costs of Inequality REEL BAD ARABS: How Hollywood Vilifies a People Grades 9 to A

Sexual and racial stereotypes are constantly being redefined and reinforced on TV and in movies, in magazines and on the Web, in video games - practically everywhere. They frame perceptions, reinforce prejudices, and promote a fear of the "other". The two programs in this series scrutinize the media in order to both expose and understand common sources of bias and the intentions behind them. SEXUAL STEREOTYPES IN THE MEDIA, 38 minutes RACIAL STEREOTYPES IN THE MEDIA, 43 minutes *Sub-Titled

#2250/0685  STUART HALL SERIES (4 Programs)
Four illustrated discussions with one of the most influential scholars in the development of media and cultural studies - STUART HALL. Grades 11 to A

#10648/0685  STUART HALL: The Origins of Cultural Studies
How soon we forget that not long ago the educational establishment, as it existed in North America, was almost universally based on the study of white, European cultural and historical achievements. In this classic 1989 lecture, now available for the first time, world-renowned cultural theorist Stuart Hall traces the social, intellectual, and institutional environment from which cultural studies emerged. Grades 9 to A

"A powerful, comprehensive visual examination of the African-American image from the beginning of the photography medium to the present. Over 950 mostly original photographs of African Americans assist in weaving stories of representation, exclusion, pride, dignity, pain, shame, hate and stereotypical depictions that have been prominent in American culture." Documentary Magazine The first documentary to explore the role of photography in shaping the identity, aspirations and social emergence of African Americans from slavery to the present, Through a Lens Darkly probes the recesses of American history by discovering images that have been suppressed, forgotten and lost.These images show a much more complex and nuanced view of American culture and society and its founding ideals. Inspired by Deborah Willis's book Reflections in Black and featuring the works of Carrie Mae Weems, Lorna Simpson, Anthony Barboza, Hank Willis Thomas, Coco Fusco, Clarissa Sligh and many others. *Closed Captioned

#11997/0685  TIM WISE: On White Privilege
The Pathology of Privilege: Racism, White Denial and the Costs of Inequality! For years, acclaimed author and speaker Tim Wise has been electrifying audiences on the college lecture circuit with his deeply personal take on whiteness and white privilege. In this spellbinding lecture he offers a unique, inside-out view of race and racism in America. Grades 9 to A

#15778/0685  TOUGH GUISE 2: Violence, Manhood and American Culture (Abridged Version)
TOUGH GUISE 2 stands to empower a new generation of young men - and women - to challenge the myth that being a real man means putting up a false front and engaging in violent and self-destructive behavior. In a sweeping analysis that cuts across racial, ethnic, and class lines, Jackson Katz examines mass shootings, day-to-day gun violence, violence against women, bullying, gay-bashing, and American-style militarism against the backdrop of a culture that has normalized violent and regressive forms of masculinity in the face of challenges to traditional male power and authority. Sub-titled. *This DVD includes two ABRIDGED versions - a 52-minute version edited for length, and a 46-minute "clean" version edited for violence, sexual content, and strong language. While both versions are ideally suited for viewing in a single classroom period, the clean version may be more appropriate for junior high and high school-aged audiences. For FULL version see item #15660

#15660/0685  TOUGH GUISE 2: Violence, Manhood and American Culture (Full Version)
TOUGH GUISE 2 stands to empower a new generation of young men - and women - to challenge the myth that being a real man means putting up a false front and engaging in violent and self-destructive behavior. In a sweeping analysis that cuts across racial, ethnic, and class lines, Jackson Katz examines mass shootings, day-to-day gun violence, violence against women, bullying, gay-bashing, and American-style militarism against the backdrop of a culture that has normalized violent and regressive forms of masculinity in the face of challenges to traditional male power and authority.

#15811/0203  VIRUS OF VIOLENCE
Are violent video games in any way responsible for recent mass killings perpetrated by young men? In this video a retired U.S. army colonel presents evidence to substantiate that connection. His premise is based on the fact that modern soldiers who are being prepared for battle, undergo a planned deconditioning process that allows them to dehumanize their "enemies" in the field, a process that he claims is very similar in effect to that experienced by children, youths and even adults subjected to hour upon hour of violent video games. Very troubling and quite convincing.

#15663/0685  WHITE LIKE ME: Race, Racism and White Privilege in America
For years, Tim Wise's bestselling books and spellbinding lectures have challenged some of our most basic assumptions about race in America. WHITE LIKE ME is the first film to bring the full range of his work to the screen - to show how white privilege continues to shape individual attitudes, electoral politics, and government policy in ways too many white people never stop to think about.


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