What can movies and television shows communicate to people about gender roles and identities? If you were to put on your cultural anthropologist “hat” and analyze a program, you would think about the messages it conveys regarding gender roles and identities.
For example, “Leave it to Beaver” and other shows of Post-World War II America reinforced certain values.
Choose a movie or television series that you enjoy, and discuss the following:
- First, give an explanation of what your chosen program or movie is about.
- Next, analyze and discuss the ways in which it reflects, reinforces, or subverts gender constructs.