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1 Senior Project Checkpoint #2: Sunday in turnitin.com DATEFeb. 23, 2015DO NOWTake one of each handout (2) from the front desk. Take out a highlighter and writing utensil.RemindersSenior Project Checkpoint #2: Sunday in turnitin.comAGENDASenior Project Checkpoint #1 – Review criteria for resubmissionSenior Project Checkpoint #2Discuss Satire in BNW and established mechanisms of social controlHuman Genetic Engineering DebateHOMEWORKRead BNW chapters 4-93+ sticky notes per chapter.LAST CLASS:Ch. 1-3 Review and Senior ProjectNEXT CLASS:Forms of social control: Modern PropagandaLEARNING FOCUS FOR TODAYExplore the ethicality of human genetic engineering and its impact on the future.
2 Senior ProjectCheckpoint #1: Personality Test Reflection
6 Excessive typos and grammar mistakes: RUN GRAMMAR and SPELLCHECK!! Student Non-ExemplarExcessive typos and grammar mistakes: RUN GRAMMAR and SPELLCHECK!!
7 Senior Project Checkpoint #2: Sunday in turnitin.com DATEFeb. 27, 2015DO NOWRemindersSenior Project Checkpoint #2: Sunday in turnitin.comThe motto of the World State is “Community, Identity, Stability.” What motto might characterize contemporary American society? In the World State, one way social control, and thereby stability, is maintained, is through propaganda. How does our contemporary society compare/contrast to the World State in this respect?AGENDADO NOW quickwrite“Social Control” lectureInterview with Huxley – The Mike Wallace Interview 5/18/58Reflection on todayLAST CLASS:Exploring the ethicality of human genetic engineering.NEXT CLASS:Continue discussion on propaganda.HOMEWORKRead BNW chapters 4-93+ sticky notes per chapter due Tuesday, March 3rd.LEARNING FOCUS FOR TODAYExplore the use of propaganda as a method of social control looking at Huxley’s perspective from 1958 versus the 21st Century.
8 Social ControlIt is defined as the regulation of individual and group behavior in an attempt to gain conformity and compliance to the rules of a given society, state, or social group.All societies have ways to promote order, stability and predictability in social life. Without social control, social life would be unpredictable, even chaotic.There are two broad types of social control:Internal (Informal)External (Formal)
9 Internal Social Control Lie within the individual, and is developed during socialization. You are practicing internal social control when you act according to your conscience, i.e. you do something because it is the right thing to do.Culture: customs, norms, mores.FamilyPeersGroup affiliations
10 External Social Control External rules enforced by government to prevent the establishment of chaos or break down of social bonds.LawsLaw enforcementCourt systemPrisons
11 EnforcementSocieties reinforce norms and rules through sanctions (systems of reward and punishments).Positive sanctions (eg. smile of approval, awards, raises) are used to encourage conformity.Negative sanctions (eg. criticism, fines, imprisonment) are intended to stop socially unacceptable behavior.Act of violating a social norm is called deviance.
12 Agents of Socialization FamilyPeersEducationMass MediaCulture
13 Average Number of Hours of Television Watched Daily Mass MediaTelevision shows, movies, popular music, magazines, Web sites, and other aspects of the mass media influence our political views; our tastes in popular culture; our views of women, people of color, and gays; and many other beliefs and practices.Average Number of Hours of Television Watched Daily
14 Theory The Propaganda Model The propaganda model seeks to explain the behavior of news media operating within a capitalist economy. The model suggests that the mass media often serves as a tool to manufacture consent, operating on unchallenged premises that serve the narrow interests of political and economic elites. As Noam Chomsky maintains, “Any dictator would admire the uniformity and obedience of the U.S. media.”
16 George Orwell wrote 1984 in 1949 (after Huxley’s Brave New World)
17 The Mike Wallace Interview with Aldous Huxley As you read…Annotate the text, focusing on ideas that connect with “social control”Huxley’s beliefs about the society in which he lived (it was 1958 when this interview took place)Places you agree or disagree with HuxleyTextual connectionsConnections to today’s societyThe Mike Wallace Interview was a national television show that aired from
18 The Mike Wallace Interview with Aldous Huxley In the 1958 interview, Huxley describes the experts of Madison Avenue who control the advertising of radio and television. What or who do you think are the equivalent “Mad Men” of 2015?We see in the interview that Huxley believes that reaching children is a vital step to controlling and manipulating the population. How does he show this in Brave New World? Do you agree with him? Why or why not? Use examples from our contemporary society to support your reasoning.The Mike Wallace Interview was a national television show that aired from
20 CNET, Last.fm, TVGUide.com E!, Oxygen, USA, TelemundoHuluNickelodeon,SpikeTV, VH1TNT, TBS, TCM,Cartoon Network,Adult SwimCNET, Last.fm, TVGUide.comThis graphic updated in 2013
21 Comcast’s purchase of TW = $45.2 billion Comcast (NBC/Universal) is set to purchase Time Warner (CNN, HBO, Time Magazine, Warner Bros) - first publicly announced on February 13, 2014The acquisition is to take the form of a stock swap estimated at the time of announcement to be worth about $45.2 billion. Comcast began the regulatory review process of the deal by filing a public interest statement at the Federal Communications Commission on April 8, 2014, is currently in the process of obtaining permission from both the FCC and United States Department of Justice to complete the acquisition.As of January 2015 a decision is expected in the first quarter of 2015.Comcast’s purchase of TW = $45.2 billion