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Bad Feminist: Book Discussion Series

Roxane Gay's Bad Feminist - March 2018 Library Book Discussion, sponsored by ISU Library's Committee on Diversity & Inclusion


Media Depiction:  Definition & Readings


media depiction
  1. 1.
    "Media depictions or representations are the ways in which the media portrays particular groups, communities, experiences, ideas, or topics from a particular ideological or value perspective." 1  

    "Representation, in itself, refers to the construction in any medium of aspects of "reality" such as people, places, objects, events, cultural identities and other abstract concepts.  Such representations may be in speech or writing as well as still or moving pictures." 2 
    Sources:  Te Keti Ipurangi (1), and Media Representation, by David Chandler (2)

Readings & Films

A brief selection of many books analyzing media depiction of African Americans and blackness...

The following are mentioned and/or elaborate on themes mentioned in Gay's essays:

The following are mentioned in Gay's essays:

Fruitvale Station dvd cover Fruitvale Station, dir. by Ryan Coogler (2013)

True story of Oscar Grant, murdered in 2009 by Bay Area police. 
The film follows Oscar's last day, spent doing kindnesses for others and striving to survive.
Starring Michael B. Jordan, Melonie Díaz, and Octavia Spencer. 

DVD Available: DVD 006 691, Media Collection

  True story of Oscar Grant,.