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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 Analysis Reports
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 Cool
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 news. 
The Nation: 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


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