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Killing us softly 4 : advertising's image of women

Author: Sut Jhally; Jean Kilbourne; David Rabinovitz; Media Education Foundation.
Publisher: Northampton, MA : Media Education Foundation, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this new, highly anticipated update of her pioneering Killing us softly series, the first in more than a decade, Jean Kilbourne takes a fresh look at how advertising traffics in distorted and destructive ideals of femininity. The film marshals a range of new print and television advertisements to lay bare a stunning pattern of damaging gender stereotypes--images and messages that too often reinforce unrealistic,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Filmed lectures
Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Interviews
Named Person: Jean Kilbourne; Jean Kilbourne
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Sut Jhally; Jean Kilbourne; David Rabinovitz; Media Education Foundation.
ISBN: 1932869441 9781932869446
Language Note: In English, with optional English or Spanish subtitles.
OCLC Number: 606852641
Notes: Sequel to: Killing us softly (c1979), Still killing us softly (c1987), and Killing us softly 3 (2000).
"Attention: this program contains nudity and sexual themes."
Credits: Camera, David Rabinovitz ; editing, Sut Jhally and Andrew Killoy.
Performer(s): Featuring Jean Kilbourne.
Event notes: Filmed at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.
Description: 1 videodisc (45 min., 41 sec.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; NTSC; all regions; Dolby Digital stereo; aspect ratio 16:9.
Contents: Introduction --
Ads everywhere --
A constructed beauty --
Objectification --
Judged by looks alone --
Thinness --
Dieting --
Eating & morality --
Global impact --
Infantilization & powerlessness --
Advertising & sex --
Experienced virgins --
Consumerism & sexualizing products --
Masculinity --
Violence --
What to do?
Other Titles: Killing us softly four
Advertising's image of women
Responsibility: a Media Education Foundation production ; directed by Sut Jhally.

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"In this new, highly anticipated update of her pioneering Killing us softly series, the first in more than a decade, Jean Kilbourne takes a fresh look at how advertising traffics in distorted and destructive ideals of femininity. The film marshals a range of new print and television advertisements to lay bare a stunning pattern of damaging gender stereotypes--images and messages that too often reinforce unrealistic, and unhealthy, perceptions of beauty, perfection, and sexuality. By bringing Kilbourne's groundbreaking analysis up to date, Killing us softly 4 stands to challenge a new generation of students to take advertising seriously, and to think critically about popular culture and its relationship to sexism, eating disorders, and gender violence"--Container.
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Killing Us Softly 4: Advertising’s Image of Women

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In this fourth film of the Killing Us Softly series, Jean Kilbourne continues her crusade against advertising that objectifies women and sexualizes girls. Filmed speaking before an audience of college-age students, Kilbourne indicates that the problems she has long identified in both print...
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