Please answer the following prompt with as much detail as possible. Also, note the following:
A well-written essay will demonstrate mastery of concepts presented in the textbook, film and relevance to sociological inquiry and your personal life.
Essays should be no shorter than 1000 words and typed in the standard 10-12 font double spaced.
Essays must be written in a grammatically correct manner.
Essays must conform to APA format.
You must use at least two outside journal articles along with your text and the films to help support your essay. All sources consulted (paraphrased or not)
must be cited according to APA standards and must include bibliographic references (including quoting or citing from the film). Journal articles can be found
in the MDC Library database. I suggest using JSTOR to locate them. Here is a link describing what a journal article is:
Plagiarism or other forms of academic dishonesty will not be tolerated and result in an ungraded assignment (hence a “0” for that assignment).
Failure to meet the minimum page or word count requirement will also result in an ungraded assignment. Please place your word count at the end of your
Please note that all submitted essays will be filtered through Turnitin which checks your submitted work for plagiarism and/or academic dishonesty by
matching it to other submitted work (by yourself and others) in a database.
Essay PromptThe films Miss Representation and The Mask You Live In delve into numerous themes relating to concepts discussed in your textbook and presented in
supplemental videos. Both films include discussions concerning media representation, the social construction of masculinity and femininity, gender inequity,
sexism, violence, rape, self-image, eating disorders, race, body image, media centralization, labeling, deviance, the sexualization of young girls, objectification
of women’s bodies, and suicidal and homicidal violence, to name a few concepts.
After watching both films and reflecting on the course material presented:
1) Discuss the main points of both documentaries, paying keen attention to the aforementioned issues, and, its effects on the social expectations and lives
of young girls, boys, men, and women.
2) Where relevant, relate the films to concepts discussed: in chapters 3, 4, 11, 16 (Sociology: A Down-To-Earth Approach
Authors: Jim M. Henslin 14th Edition) or from outside journal articles.
3) Finally, personally reflect on what the film meant to you and how the mass media has contributed to your notions of beauty, sexuality, and gender