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Decoding Gender with Sut Jhally

Written by Chris Herman

sutjhally (2).jpgWillimantic, Conn. - Eastern Connecticut State University's Intercultural Center will host filmmaker and media critic Sut Jhally from 5 to 7 p.m. on Nov. 3 in Webb Hall. The filmmaker will address how masculinity and femininity are construed in today's media and how the media's relationship to gender, violence, assault, racism and commercialism affect campus life. The public is invited. Admission is free. 
         Jhally is a communication professor at the University of Massachusetts and the executive director of the Media Education Foundation. He is one of the world's leading scholars on the role played of advertising and popular culture in the processes of social control and identity construction. Jhally is best known as the producer and director of multiple films and videos such as "Dreamworlds: Desire/Sex/Power in Music Video," "Tough Guise: Media, Violence and the Crisis of Masculinity," and "Hijacking Catastrophe: 9/11, Fear and the Selling of the American Empire." These films deal with issues ranging from gender, sexuality, race, commercialism, violence and politics.

For more information on Jhally's presentation, contact the Intercultural Center at or (860) 465-5749.


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