Communications and Media,digital technology and popular culture ,Need read required materials sent and watch the required videos first and write reflection paper.Follow the prompt but need to personal reflect based on reading and video materials.

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Need read required materials sent and watch the required videos first and write reflection paper.Follow the prompt but need to personal reflect based on reading and video materials. Sample essay attached as well, please look over all of them before writing MLA citation is required.

Reading response prompt (to help you start thinking): Try to think about what the readings and videos  are saying — how do they fit together? What is the role of digital technology and mass, rapid reproduction of images in the cultivation of desire and acceptability in popular culture? What does it mean to objectify, commodify, and circulate the self as a popular culture phenomenon?

Class schedule:

1.What is the role of digital technology and mass, rapid reproduction of images in the cultivation of desire and acceptability in popular culture? What does it mean to objectify, commodify, and circulate the self as a popular culture phenomenon?
Readings to discuss:
* Minh-Ha T. Pham (2015) “I Click and Post and Breathe, Waiting for Others to See What I See”: On #FeministSelfies, Outfit Photos, and Networked Vanity, Fashion Theory, 19:2, 221-241
* S. Heijin Lee (2016) “Beauty Between Empires: Global Feminism, Plastic Surgery, and the Trouble with Self- Esteem.” Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies, 37(1): 1-31.
* One Woman’s Dangerous War Against the Most Hated Man on the Internet: https://jezebel.com/one-womans-dangerous-war-against-the-most-hated-man-on-1469240835
* Selfies and the Numbers Game : http://photomediationsmachine.net/2014/02/15/selfies-and-the-numbers-game/
* 11 Vintage Selfies Too Fabulous for Filters (link)
https://mashable.com/2013/07/23/vintage-selfies/#It8VUNeZ0mqs
* Selfie Surgery: A Whole New Face for $1.99.
Optional (not required): Visit the Selfie Research Network on Facebook
Watch in-class and discuss:
*  http://mashable.com/2014/01/20/dove-selfies-short-film/
*  http://vimeo.com/channels/staffpicks/84851890
*  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OINa46HeWg8

2.Fashion and clothing are some of the most important and visible aspects of culture, involving political, economic and social vectors of power. Watch these films and interpret them in relationship to each other. What is the role of clothing and fashion in popular culture? How do we reconcile the production of fast fashion with identity and power?
Readings:
* For Dignity and Development, East Africa Curbs Used Clothes Imports:https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/12/world/africa/east-africa-rwanda-used-clothing.html

Watch before class: 
* The September Issue (free if you have hulu, also available for rent on Amazon, youtube, google, itunes), 
* Girl Model: https://usclib.kanopy.com/video/girl-model
* The New Rulers of the World :http://freedocumentaries.org/documentary/the-new-rulers-of-the-world