Category: Film

Elizabeth Abele

The horse opera and soap opera, then, embody two of the most important American traditions, the frontier and the hometown. But the two traditions are split rather than fused. They show radical  separation between business and society, between action and feeling, office and home, between men and women, which is so characteristic of industrial man. These divisions cannot be mended until their fullest extent is perceived. —Marshall McLuhan, The Mechanical Bride, 1951 From a half century ago when Marshall McLuhan first published The Mechanical Bride until today, depictions of the male hero in American popular culture have followed a...

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Protected: Film

Flirting with Danger: Power & Choice in Heterosexual Relationships   Media Education Foundation, 2012 52 minutes; colleges and universities: $250, nonprofits: $150. Produced, directed and edited by Sut Jhally and Andrew Killoy. Based on the book of the same name and featuring its author, Dr. Lynn Phillips.   Long before the town of Steubenville, Ohio, became synonymous with males raping females, the question of how young women need to think—and act—in navigating their sexual lives, especially in college, was underexamined. For straight women, as a new film shows, not asking can have dangerous results. In Flirting with Danger: Power...

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