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Tell-A-Vision is a special section that bridges the theoretical with the practical and popular.  Video clips from a range of popular media outlets are collected from a specific source, sometimes this is a television show, music video, video game, movie, documentary, and so on.  The purpose of Tell-A-Vision is to demonstrate how we reproduce, reflect, and recreate/reinforce dominant cultural concepts through media.  For example, gender, race, and class relations are in constant flow through popular media.  As noted feminist bell hooks finds, popular media may either reproduce current, harmful social norms, or offer different realities on screen.  These varying approaches to what is real may support efforts of social justice and feminism.

If you have video clips in mind you would like to share, we welcome your contributions.  Choose 1 to 4 clips, no longer than ten minutes total.  We prefer you send us the video clips, but if you are only able to let us know the sources and time frames, we are capable of capturing the clips as well.  Please, in your contribution, offer a 100-200 word overview of what is happening in the clips, maybe paired with a question. 

Click here to view a PDF of contributor guidelines; email questions/submissions to: digestmagazine@luc.edu.

Below is a list of published Tell-A-Vision separated from the magazine.  Click to enjoy!

11 Internalized Sexism South Park J. Curtis Main 5/2/2011 28
10 Kombat Women Mortal Kombat (2011) J. Curtis Main 4/25/2011 27
9 The Spookshow Whoopi Goldberg J. Curtis Main 4/11/2011 25


M.I.A. J. Curtis Main 4/4/2011 24
7 Mystery The Pick-Up Artist Kyla Barranco 3/28/2011 23
6 Living In & Out of Gender Venus Boyz J. Curtis Main & Brandie Rae Madrid 3/21/2011 22
5 21st Century Girl Willow Smith J. Curtis Main 3/14/2011 21

The American Straight White Man

Reno 911 J. Curtis Main 2/28/2011 20
3 Paul Mooney on Race Paul Mooney's "Know Your History" J. Curtis Main 2/21/2011 19
2 Sexual Harassment The Office J. Curtis Main 2/14/2011 18
1 Just One of the Gamers Code Monkeys J. Curtis Main 2/7/2011 17


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