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Media, Culture and Identity Final Project

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Final project for TVF 250

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Media, Culture and Identity Final Project

  1. 1. Argument Do media outlets challenge the traditional ideologies of marriage? Or encourage them?
  2. 2. Marriage is a ritual, a tradition
  3. 3. Marriage is a ritual, a tradition
  4. 4. Marriage is a ritual, a tradition
  5. 5. Marriage is a ritual, a tradition
  6. 6. Marriage between ethnicities was not a common practice in those times and was outlawed in certain states.
  7. 7. Imitation of Life (1959) <ul><li>In this film , Sarah Jane is a light-skinned black woman who can ‘pass’ as white. She even has a white boyfriend </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>When her boyfriend finds out, he reacts violently. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>When her boyfriend finds out, he reacts violently. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Interracial relationships were stigmatized. The idea of same-sex relationships were also stigmatized and considered deviant
  11. 11. Marriage symbolized different things to the previous generation as expressed in the media
  12. 12. Natural Born Killers(1994) <ul><li>Mickey and Mallory Knox are killers. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Natural Born Killers(1994) <ul><li>But not today…It’s their wedding day. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Natural Born Killers(1994) <ul><li>In a twisted way that is some sort of respect for a traditional ritual </li></ul>
  15. 15. Even today in 2011 <ul><li>Marriage is still a ritual </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Some things remain the same. </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>Some things remain the same. </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>Some things remain the same. </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>While other things change. </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>While other things change. </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>Marriage can go beyond gender </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>And marriage can go beyond race </li></ul>Something New (2006)
  23. 23. <ul><li>And marriage can go beyond race </li></ul>Something New (2006)
  24. 24. <ul><li>And marriage can go beyond race </li></ul>Something New (2006)
  25. 25. THE END <ul><li>Amante Bueno </li></ul><ul><li>TVF 250 </li></ul><ul><li>Summer 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Professor Berry </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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