The following links are offered as starting points for
students in CMS 3101. The list will change as the course progresses.
None of the lists mentions everything available on the
World Wide Web for that topic. If your research requires it, make sure to use several of
the WWW search engines available.
CSU Department of Visual and Performing Arts
- Virginia Bonner's home page
- The instructor's home page.
Advertising, Women, Feminism
- About Face
- This group maintains an extensive collection of sexist and nonsexist
advertising. Their point of view and mission closely parallel Kilbourne's in
Killing Us Softly 3.
- This Web site companion to AdBusters magazine offers many
good spoof advertisements.
- Advertising Age
- The Web version of the industry's major magazine offers a great deal of
information about the state of the business. The Data
Center section is particularly useful.
- The personal Web site of Jean Kilbourne, author of Killing Us Softly
3 and a professor at Wellesley College.
- Violence Against Women Office
- This U.S. Dept. of Justice site is a good source for up-to-date
statistical information. A Nov.
1998 report based on a national telephone survey, for example, found
that 18 percent of women reported being the victim of a completed or
attempted rape at some point in their lives (3). You will need Adobe Acrobat
to view this report.
Cultural Studies and Media Studies
- CAP Media Entertainment
- This film-review site illustrates a point made by Campbell in chapter 15:
"Although the hypodermic-needle model has bee disregarded or disproved
by social scientists, many people still attribute direct effects to the mass
media, particularly in the case of children" (516). CAP's understanding
of media effects clearly assumes a "powerful media/weak audience"
model. The reviews are also good examples of the "content
analysis" methodology (Campbell 521-22).
- Merchants of
- The Web site companion to a PBS Frontline series on "the
creators and marketers of popular culture for teenagers."
- Media Matters
- The Web site companion to an ongoing PBS series on stories behind the
Global Media Issue
- This current-events magazine published several
informative articles about global media corporations in its Nov. 29, 1999, issue.
Use the "archive" link to find the stories.
- Voice of the Shuttle
- An extensive list of web resources is available at
this site in University of California