This module draws on contemporary theoretical work from the fields of media and cultural studies to consider the questions of who uses media, and how and why they use it. Its focus is on the variety of ways that media can be used to make sense of sex, sexuality and sexual health. It is also designed to introduce researchers and practitioners from a range of disciplines to the practice of textual analysis as a research methodology.
Module readings and exercises will be used to promote a process of critical reflection, in which participants will explore the ways that media texts can be used in different contexts: to shape opinions or behaviours, to entertain, to distract, to form identities, or to build communities. Participants will be invited to reflect on the ways that they use and enjoy media, and the ways that their own interactions with the media may (or may not) actively involve negotiation of values, attitudes and/or sense of identity.
|Media and Sexuality Outline for Participants||56.59 KB|
|Media and Sexuality Facilitator Notes||284.33 KB|
|Media and Sexuality Powerpoint Slides||1.16 MB||Powerpoint file|