visual culture constructed western knowledge formation W r i t i n g

visual culture constructed western knowledge formation W r i t i n g

Please refer to the reading attached.

1. Bonnie Brennen. Ch.7: What are the five textual research methods identified by Brennen? What are the similarities and differences between these methods?

2. Gillian Rose. Ch.1. Important for you to read this chapter to understand the different debates on visual culture and the social construction of ways of seeing and knowledge production. I will go over the key ideas next week in Monday’s class, both, ch.1 and ch.2.

2 a. How is ‘seeing’ connected to ways of knowing?

2b. How has visual culture constructed Western knowledge formation? How has Scientific knowledge prioritized ‘seeing’? Has there been a shift in the validation of “visuality” from premodern to modern to the postmodern phase of Western social life? What is meant by the assertion that we live in an Ocularcentrist world?

3. Why is Donna Haraway’s idea of situated knowledge pertinent for your research project?

4. We will do a workshop on Yousman today in class. This will help you understand the key theories useful in analyzing newspapers and Television news. His aim is to understand: How does television shape viewers’ perspectives?

a.What is his thesis? What background information (context) does he give his readers to situate his analysis?

b.What textual analysis methods does Yousman deploy to answer his RQ?

c. He uses these theories as tools to analyze media representations to obtain evidence for his thesis? Give a quick summary for each of these methods so that it can help you shape your own project.

Semiotics, Narrative and Cultivation theory, Media effects theories (Agenda Setting, Framing and Media moral Panics) and Stuart Hall’s British CS circuit of culture (using Marxist ideology theory, Articulation theory using Gramsci, Althusser, Foucault).

Now apply this to your research project

5. What is your RQ? What theories will you use to interpret and analyze your media text? What your thesis? Read these three articles to shape your research project.