ADVERTISING, MEDIA EXPERT TO LECTURE AT JUNIATA COLLEGE
(Posted April 3, 2001)
A researcher and film producer who specializes in studying the effect of media violence and the images of women in advertising will lecture at 3 and 7 p.m. April 18 in Alumni Hall in the Brumbaugh Science Center on the Juniata College campus.
Sut Jhally, professor of communication at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, will discuss how violence in America, including repeated violent incidents at schools, stems from how American society perceives masculinity. The lecture, "Tough Guise: Violence, Media and Masculinity," is at 3 p.m.
Another lecture, "Virgin and Slut" is scheduled for 7 p.m.
The lectures are free and open to the public.
Jhally is the founder and executive director of the Media Education Foundation, a nonprofit research and education foundation. He also has produced more than 12 educational films including such titles as "Advertising and the End of the World," "Killing Us Softly 3: Advertising's Image of Women" and "The Date-Rape Backlash."
He has written three books, "Social Communication in Advertising," "The Codes of Advertising: The Fetishism and the Political Economy of Meaning in the Consumer Society" and "Advertising and the End of the World." He also co-authored "Enlightened Racism: 'The Cosby Show,' Audiences and the Myth of the American Dream."
Jhally earned a bachelor's degree from the University of York in 1977. He earned a master's degree from the University of Victoria, Canada and earned a doctorate from Simon Fraser University in Canada.
Contact John Wall at firstname.lastname@example.org or (814) 641-3132 for more information.