Foucault: Discourses & Lifestyles

sex_and_the_city13David Gauntlett’s Media, Gender and Identity (Routledge, 2008, 2nd edition)

Chapter 6: Foucault: Discourses and Lifestyles – Study Questions

An Initial Look at Foucault and His Work

Useful Links: Foucault Biography I Foucault Britannica I Foucault BBC Radio 4 I Foucault Beyond Good and Evil Documentary

When David Gauntlett introduces Foucault’s work to us in the fifth chapter of “Media, Gender and Identity”, he draws our attention to Foucault’s theoretical approach with the following words: “Knowledge should transform the self” (p. 126). How does this statement help us understand Foucault as a theorist? Continue reading “Foucault: Discourses & Lifestyles”

The Simpsons: Itchy & Scratchy & Marge: Study Questions

Itchy & Scratchy & Marge: Study Questions Season 2, Episode 9

Discuss with your classmates how you can define media audiences in the contemporary world. Then examine together how media and media audiences are represented in “The Simpsons: “Itchy & Scratchy & Marge” before and after Marge Simpson’s campaign “S.N.U.H” (Springfieldians for Nonviolence, Understanding, and Helping). Continue reading “The Simpsons: Itchy & Scratchy & Marge: Study Questions”