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Assignment: 99-00
Critical Media Analysis

Most analyses, particularly academic ones, are conducted from a particular theoretical or interpretative perspective. Such a perspective is what keeps analyses from being merely personal interpretation. For this paper, we are beginning with the assumption that television is always more than simple entertainment. Instead, as we discussed in class, t.v. serves a unction as part of culture which means, simply, that t.v. programs produce certain kinds o cultural messages and are watched for particular kinds of social reasons. Starting from this interpretative perspective, then, means approaching this paper with the assumption that there are specific cultural reasons why someone might enjoy or like a given show more than another.


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