Flashcards in Theorists Deck (22)
Downing and Sreberny-Mohammadi
'The only legitimate purpose of a government is to serve citizens, and the only legitimate purpose of technology is to improve our lives not enslave us.'
'We are increasingly in a landscape where media is global, social, ubiquitous and cheap.'
Hierarchy of Needs
'Media is less and less often about crafting a single message to be consumed by individuals. It is more and more often a way of creating an environment for convening and supporting groups'
Plot structure (Equilibrium)
'We need deliberate democracy'
'Texting, email, posting, all of these things let us present the self as we want to be. We get to edit, and that means we get to delete, and that means we get to retouch, the face, the voice, the flesh, the body-not too little, not too much, just right.'
Queer Theory (1990)
'Gender should be seen as a fluid variable which shifts and changes in different contexts and at different times'
Uses and Gratifications
Blumler and Katz
'Men act and women appear'
'Men look at women. Women watch themselves being looked at'
'I share therefore I am. We use technology to define ourselves by sharing our thoughts and feelings even as we're having them'
Galtung and Ruge