Final Reading Quiz Cassandra Jetter

Posted: March 30, 2012 in Uncategorized

1. Favorite reading and/or least favourite and why.

My favourite reading was Culture Jamming by Kalle Lasn because I really enjoyed finding out what culture jamming is and then realizing how many culture jams I have actually seen without knowing they were culture jams. One of the most interesting examples I found was the Greenpeace jam against Mattel. My least favourite reading was The Fetishism of the Commodity and Its Secret by Karl Marx as I had learned about it in Children Toys and Media. 

2. Favourite topic and/or least favourite and why.

I enjoyed talking about the manipulation of children and the gender stereotypes created through toys. The reading Toy Theory: Black Barbie and the Deep Play of Difference by Ann Ducille was also a good reading for this topic. I enjoyed when we all got to write down our favourite chidlhood toys on the board – it was a great way to introduce the topic.

3. Topics that it would have been great if we also covered: more about children and how they are influenced by consumerism and also how they are influencers in consumerism. 

4. Any other thoughts and reflections on the structure of the course (assignments, activities, discussions). 

I appreciate that you considered the blog as a form of participation, as you knew that some people were not comfortable talking in class. The readings were a great way to get us to critically read the readings, rather than just quickly reviewing them. The essay format was a good way to express and take a look back on what we have learned over the course. 


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