timer Asked: Apr 19th, 2013

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I’m working on a Social Science exercise and need support.

vedio from 5 to 10 to 10 min long

  not paprers video please

This assignment requires that you select a child's toy, or grouping of such toys, that typifies the practice of making and marketing toys according to particular gender stereotypes.

The purpose of this assignment is to encourage you to think critically about cultural representations and images. We are exposed to hundreds of representations every day, so much so that we are often unaware of the effect that these have on the way we think and view the world. Toys are one kind of representation that affect our worldview - they are made for and marketed to children and many of these toys have explicit or implicit sex and gender messages.

Browse through magazines, newspapers, the internet, or other media that communicate culture and select toys that say something about sex or gender. It might be a toy truck, a Barbie, or an "Easy-Bake Oven". Do some research; make it interesting! You might also think about your own favorite toys--things you played with growing up which might have, in retrospect, conveyed certain messages about what it means to be male or female.

Once you have selected a toy, consider the message – what it says about sex or gender and how it communicates this message. Also consider aspects of this toy that provide the socially constructed message of what it means to be man/woman? feminine/masculine? Is this toy telling us something about race/ethnicity, class, or sexual orientation?

Your work should then be scripted to seamlessly address the following questions:
The Toy: Briefly, what is this toy? (show it if possible and describe it in detail)
Sex or Gender message: What does this image say about sex and/or gender, and how does it say this? That is, what is the gender message that is communicated in this image? Be detailed and use precise language. Is this toy telling us something about race/ethnicity, class, or sexual orientation?
Social Construction? What aspects of this image (including or excluding the message) are socially constructed messages about what it means to be a man/woman or masculine/feminine? Does the toy prescribe a gender role?
Articles: Incorporate any 2 articles or videos into this discussion from any of the readings/videos from this semester. Tell me how these articles add to this discussion of sex and gender. Include references to the articles by noting their authors and the name of the article.
Once you have scripted your presentation, you will need to make a video of yourself presenting your findings, and upload it here. Your video should be between 5 and 10 minutes and suitable for viewing by the entire class.

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