What are some important personal connections to and concerns about the YDEI matrix? In brainstorming topics for the 2nd half of the term, here’s several angles to which to respond:
- Personal: What’s your story, your relationship to the entertainment industries? What’s particularly prominent? Write two paragraphs describing how you’ve been shaped by the EIs: good, bad, otherwise. This might consider:
- EIs influences on intersectional (personal) power, i.e. class, race, gender
- Peer culture
- Health and wellness, physical, emotional
- Local connections, e.g. town, school, neighborhood, community cohorts
2. Professional: How does the work you do, for which you’ve interned, and/or are seeking employment relate to questions of youth, democracy, and the entertainment industries?
3. Youth assets/genres: What are your/youth assets in expressive modalities/genres, forces of creativity/innovation, trendsetting, subversion/resistance? This may include genres such as music, style, technology, activism, storytelling, art, what else?
4. Issues: If you were an activist seeking to change some aspect of the EIs as they impact youth and beyond, what issues would you raise? What do you want to transform? You might think of this in terms of specific industries and impacts.
5. What other topics might you want to study that aren’t covered by the above categories?
Answer the above questions on a paper document you’ll turn in next class.
From these journal notes, select 2-3 topics you most want to study. They could be interrelated. Add them to this Google document: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1L09G6XEHgO3OzZwx0bUEZXVm5YC62lOyPVE4LRpttI8/edit?usp=sharing
Put your name first and then list the topics; like this:
Paula Melody: sports, toxic masculinity, and strategies for change
\Written assignments are single-spaced & typed in Times New Roman or Arial (size 12 font), 1-inch margins all around. Remember to proofread. Include a heading (single-spaced) that includes name, date, assignment title. Turn in as a paper document.