Tutor profile: Amy M.
What is an academic annotated bibliography?
An annotated biblography provides a short record of the research on a specific topic. It is a list of research sources that include succinint and concise descriptions and/or summaries as well as critque/assessment of each source. Annotated bibliographies can be part of a large group project or they can be stand-alone assignments.
Subject: International Studies
What are some of the impacts of gender, race and ethnicity in International Relations?
(1) Discrimination on the basis of gender, race and ethnicity has resulted in modern day slavery and neo-colonialism); (2) Identity politics and exclusionary practices are on the rise and are becoming more popular; (3) Anti-immigration laws based on race have been adopted in many western nations; (4) The global economic order demands cheap and exploitative labor and women in developing nations provide this kind of labor.
Subject: Gender Studies
What is feminist media theory and how can it help us understand traditional gender stereotypes in media and film?
Feminist media theory is based on the idea that cultural beliefs about gender roles (and this is what led to feminism) can help to explain gender stereotypes in media and film. Feminist media theory focuses on challenging stereotypical gender representations and finding alternative ways of representing them without losing media audiences. Entertainment is escape, but at the same time it is a powerful medium because these representations influence our actions and our opinions and perceptions about women--as well as men, which can contribute to gender inequalities in reality.
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