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Alternate title:How TV frames the working class
Summary:Featuring interviews with media analysts and cultural historians, this documentary examines the patterns inherent in TV's depictions of working class people as either clowns or social deviants, stereotypical portrayals that reinforce the myth of meritocracy.
Creator:Leistyna, Pepi
Alper, Loretta
Contributor:Asner, Edward
Provider:Media Education Foundation
Century:2001-2100
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States
Place of origin – Region:Massachusetts
Place of origin – Settlement:Northampton
Topical subjects:Working class on television
Social classes in mass media
Stereotypes (Social psychology) on television
Mass media -- Social aspects -- United States
Genre:Documentary films
Repository:Nonprint Media Services
Browse terms:Broadcasting, Communications
Films@UM Browse terms:TV, Film
American Culture, History
Collection:Films@UM
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