Social Values In The 1960's

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You will decode and deconstruct representations in the film "The Gradute" and the Magazine Advertisment for mens ties by van Heusen, "Show her its a Man's World". The discourse of womens rights and liberation is also jussxtaposed and an common representation in both Media Texts.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Dominant social values are the views which the majority of citizens with in a culture or society see as being acceptable or important.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Individual (OPPOSITIONAL) values are the beliefs and attitudes which a large number of people see as important within a society or culture.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Society morals and customs would have no issue with Benjamin Braddock , starred by Dustin Hoffman, and the infamous Mrs. Robinson, starred by Anne Bancroft,  being paired with a younger man, out of wedlock, having an affair.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    From the following options, identify the traditional and dominant beliefs in "The Graduate" as related to the text and social parameters of American Suburbia in the 1960’s. (there maybe multiple answers )
    • A. 

      Mrs. Robinson was happy with her marriage and lifestyle

    • B. 

      Societal expectation (Dominant value/belief) was that you should be married before having children and this forced Mrs Robinson to marry her husband.

    • C. 

      Ben was supposed to go to college, gain a high paid job, get married, raise children, living happily ever-after.

  • 5. 
    6. The cougar is a term used to describe a relationship between a man and a woman where the lady in the relationship is significantly older. A few decades ago the percentage of women married to a man 5-10 years younger in 2009 (Kershaw) was 
    • A. 

      21 percent and 14 percent

    • B. 

      5.4 percent and 1.3 percent

  • 6. 
    Mrs Robinson’s attitude broke the stereotypical attitude and gender roll of women in the society at the time as
    • A. 

      it’s was quite acceptable to have an affair when married.

    • B. 

      It is the dominant value that women shouldn't make the first move when instigating a relationship with a male.

    • C. 

      Because of her advances Ben was initially very confident in a sexual relationship and affair in a hotel room with Mrs Robinson and beliefs and attitudes would find this morally acceptable.

  • 7. 
    The producers deliberately omitted Mrs Robinson's first/christain name to highlight the point that  
    • A. 

      She never had one.

    • B. 

      she is married.

    • C. 

      The societal structure at the time used the “”Mrs” convention to attribute her as being someone’s “wife” and in doing so for-go some of her identity.

    • D. 

      she is an older and more mature lady.

  • 8. 
    Show her its a man's world....is a written code used on the magazine Van Huesen tie advertisement. A male patriarch is the traditional male  head of the family and challenges the notion of equality between the sexes. A code which embodies the traditional believe represented in both this advertisement from the 1960's and the parents in The Graduate is the way the representation of the wife is subserviant to the "man". The codes which gives these  connonations are ....
    • A. 

      The pattern on the blue tie

    • B. 

      The written code "shower her its a man's World" and the body positioning of the woman on her knees presenting the "father figure" breakfast in bed.

    • C. 

      The red lettering

    • D. 

      The written code "shower her its a man's World"

  • 9. 
    A discourse is something that was topical or an issue dominant in a society at a particiular period or time. In the Graduate two discourse were....
    • A. 

      People felt a mood of melecolly and disconnect so this belief lead to people almost protesting agaist conformity. The protest era was boorn and people protested by non-conformity like Ben in the graduate.

    • B. 

      That the younger generation should always respect and embody the values of their elders and your identity should be content as long as you take care of your own needs.

    • C. 

      That the younger generation should always respect and embody the values of their elders and society

    • D. 

      That the younger generation shouldn't question the authorities.

  • 10. 
    Emerging values are beliefs or attitudes held by
    • A. 

      No citizens in a society

    • B. 

      The majority of people in a culture or society

    • C. 

      A growing number of people in a society.

    • D. 

      Only children

  • 11. 
    A discourse can be defined by
    • A. 

      Discourse refers to the creation of meaning through the interrelationship of media repesentaions.

    • B. 

      Discourse refers to the creation of meaning through character codes and dosen't relate to values.

    • C. 

      Discourse refers to the creation of meaning.

    • D. 

      Discourse refers to the creation of meaning through the interrelationship of texts, audiences and media organisations in society. A discourse is like an ongoing discussion about an idea or social issue.

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