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Title Class dismissed : how TV frames the working class / a project by Pepi Leistyna ; directed by Loretta Alper ; produced & written by Loretta Alper & Pepi Leistyna.

Published [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (1 video file, 62 min.)
Restrictions Access restricted to subscribers.
Performers Narrator, Ed Asner.
Notes Originally produced by Media Education Foundation in 2005.
Summary Based on the forthcoming book by Pepi Leistyna, Class Dismissed navigates the steady stream of narrow working class representation from American television's beginnings to today's sitcoms, reality shows, police dramas, and daytime talk shows. This documentary breaks important new ground in exploring wasy in which race, gender, and sexuality intersect with class, offering a complex reading of television's often one-dimensional representations. Featuring interviews with Stanley Aronowitz, Barbara Ehrenreich, Herman Gray, Robin Kelley, Pepi Leistyna, Michael Zweig, Arlene Davila, Susan Douglas, Bambi Haggins, Lisa Henderson, Andrea Press, and others.
Audience Grade 9+
Higher education.
System notes Mode of access: World Wide Web. System requirements: Adobe Flash Player.
Notes Media Education Foundation Collection njcore00000000080
Other author Alper, Loretta.
Asner, Edward.
Bolton, Julius.
Cochran, Lauren.
Garner, Kelly.
Jhally, Sut.
Latrell, Brendan.
Leistyna, Pepi.
Monahan, Thom.
Rabinovitz, David.
Sanchez, Alix.
Schuller, Frederick.
Simpson, Josiah.
Smith, Jeremy, 1972-
Media Education Foundation.
Subject Class.
Mass media -- Social aspects -- United States.
Media education.
Social classes in mass media.
Working class on television.
Documentary films.
Publisher Number 1041530 Kanopy