305MC (Lecture 2): Analysing Media & Communication [Power]

Module key themes and what do you think is the relationship between them?

  • Internet
  • Media

“In societies where modern conditions of production prevail, all of life presents itself as an immense accumulation of spectacles. Everything that was directly lived has moved away into a representation”. – Guy Debord


[The Day After Tomorrow, Roland Emmerich 2004]

[NYC Dark, Michael Marantz, Jared Levy, 2012] *Vimeo video

[The Swan, Nely Galan, 2004]

How is power exercised on the body?

  • Body shaming others about features that can be improved to make them feel guilty and go down the road of doing something about their body
  • Walking into a room with a presence to gain others attention
  • Personnel who have the power to change or manipulate others who don’t can drive people to do get involved with change in their life
  • Change of life can also be effected through experiences that have been thrown in front of them

The swan participant’s bodies are subjected to a variety of disciplinary techniques applied by the dominant socio political institutions.


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