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The films Miss Representation and The Mask You Live In
delve into numerous themes relating to concepts discussed in your
textbook and presented in supplemental videos. Both films include
discussions concerning media representation, the social construction of
masculinity and femininity, gender inequity, sexism, violence, rape,
self-image, eating disorders, race, body image, media centralization,
labeling, deviance, the sexualization of young girls, objectification of
women’s bodies, and suicidal and homicidal violence, to name a few
After watching both films and reflecting on the course material presented:
1) Discuss the main points of both documentaries, paying keen
attention to the aforementioned issues, and, its effects on the social
expectations and lives of young girls, boys, men, and women.
2) Where relevant, relate the films to concepts discussed: in
chapters 3, 4, 11, 16 and supplemental videos and articles provided in
3) Finally, personally reflect on what the film meant to you and how
the mass media has contributed to your notions of beauty, sexuality, and
Also, note the following:
A well written essay will demonstrate mastery of concepts presented
in the textbook, film, and relevance to sociological inquiry and your
personal life.
Essays should be no shorter than 1000 words and typed in the standard 10-12 font double-spaced.
Essays must be written in a grammatically correct manner.
Essays must conform to APA format.
There is no need to use outside sources but whether or not you do,
all sources consulted (paraphrased or not) must be cited according to
APA standards and must include bibliographic references (including
quoting or citing from the film).
Plagiarism or other forms of academic dishonesty will not be
tolerated and result in an ungraded assignment (hence a “0” for that
Failure to meet the minimum page or word count requirement will also result in an ungraded assignment.
Once you have typed your essay in a word processing document, submit
it in this dropbox prior to the due date. Do not type directly into the
message box.
Please note that all submitted essays will be filtered through
Turnitin which checks your submitted work for plagiarism and/or academic
dishonesty by matching it to other submitted work (by yourself and
others) in a database.
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