HOLLYWOOD GOES TO HIGH SCHOOL
Using Movies to Make Sense of Society
QUALITATIVE RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS
SYMBOLIC INTERACTIONISM - MICROSOCIOLOGY
• Purpose: Understanding - Seeks to understand ...
RESEARCH METHODS IN CONTEXT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SW9N34LH7KQ
AS A QUALITATIVE SOCIAL RESEARCHER
ROBERT BULMAN ARGUES..
• That films are complex cultural processes of production and co...
FILMS REFLECT THE OFTEN
CONTRADICTORY NOTIONS OF VALUES,
NORMS, BELIEFS AND FEARS.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aUPzR3...
THAT MOVIES MAY REFLECT VARYING CLASS INTERESTS
THAT ARE OFTEN IN CONFLICT WITH EACH OTHER.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...
THAT FILMS BOTH REFLECT AND
SHAPE CULTURE.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-X2XzKqBiE
FILM GENRES REFLECT A
STRATIFIED SOCIETY
Urban high school films represent the fantasies that suburban middle-class
Americ...
FILM GENRES REFLECT QUESTS FOR
IDENTITY
Suburban high school films care less about academic success and focus on
social id...
FILM GENRES REFLECT SOCIAL
CLASS AND ITS BURDENS
Elite private school films emphasize the burden of academic achievement a...
URBAN HIGH SCHOOL FILMS CENTRAL THEME
“UTILITARIAN INDIVIDUALISM”
High School HighLean On Me Dangerous Minds
SUBURBAN SCHOOL FILMS CENTRAL THEME
“EXPRESSIVE INDIVIDUALISM”
Ferris Bueller's Day OffTeaching Mrs. TingleThe New Guy
PRIVATE SCHOOL FILMS CENTRAL THEME
“EXPRESSIVE AND UTILITARIAN
INDIVIDUALISM COEXIST”
Making The Grade Rushmore School Ties
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  1. 1. HOLLYWOOD GOES TO HIGH SCHOOL Using Movies to Make Sense of Society
  2. 2. QUALITATIVE RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS SYMBOLIC INTERACTIONISM - MICROSOCIOLOGY • Purpose: Understanding - Seeks to understand people’s interpretations. • Reality: Dynamic - Reality changes with changes in people’s perceptions. • Viewpoint: Insider - Reality is what people perceive it to be. • Values: Value bound - Values will have an impact and should be understood and taken into account when conducting and reporting research. • Focus: Holistic - A total or complete picture is sought. • Orientation: Discovery - Theories and hypotheses are evolved from data as collected. • Data: Subjective - Data are perceptions of the people in the environment. • Instrumentation: Human - The human person is the primary collection instrument. • Conditions: Naturalistic - Investigations are conducted under natural conditions. • Results: Valid - The focus is on design and procedures to gain "real," "rich," and "deep" data.
  3. 3. RESEARCH METHODS IN CONTEXT http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SW9N34LH7KQ
  4. 4. AS A QUALITATIVE SOCIAL RESEARCHER ROBERT BULMAN ARGUES.. • That films are complex cultural processes of production and consumption that involve the artistic creators of film, the studios that market them and to the audience that consumes them. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeUyAnrffCw
  5. 5. FILMS REFLECT THE OFTEN CONTRADICTORY NOTIONS OF VALUES, NORMS, BELIEFS AND FEARS. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aUPzR37YiA
  6. 6. THAT MOVIES MAY REFLECT VARYING CLASS INTERESTS THAT ARE OFTEN IN CONFLICT WITH EACH OTHER. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-nYl-iZKyg
  7. 7. THAT FILMS BOTH REFLECT AND SHAPE CULTURE. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-X2XzKqBiE
  8. 8. FILM GENRES REFLECT A STRATIFIED SOCIETY Urban high school films represent the fantasies that suburban middle-class Americans have about life in urban high schools and the ease in which the problems can be rectified by teacher – heroes. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLJzM27arlE
  9. 9. FILM GENRES REFLECT QUESTS FOR IDENTITY Suburban high school films care less about academic success and focus on social identity, social status and popularity through counter culture or non conformity. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RS0KyTZ3Ie4
  10. 10. FILM GENRES REFLECT SOCIAL CLASS AND ITS BURDENS Elite private school films emphasize the burden of academic achievement as a means of protecting their social class and that following the heart is often more important. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0gHibeHfdA
  11. 11. URBAN HIGH SCHOOL FILMS CENTRAL THEME “UTILITARIAN INDIVIDUALISM” High School HighLean On Me Dangerous Minds
  12. 12. SUBURBAN SCHOOL FILMS CENTRAL THEME “EXPRESSIVE INDIVIDUALISM” Ferris Bueller's Day OffTeaching Mrs. TingleThe New Guy
  13. 13. PRIVATE SCHOOL FILMS CENTRAL THEME “EXPRESSIVE AND UTILITARIAN INDIVIDUALISM COEXIST” Making The Grade Rushmore School Ties

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