Sut Jhally, Controversial Critic of Modern Media Culture, To Speak at CUC
On Wed., April 17, 2013, the Women's and Gender Studies Department at Concordia-Chicago will host a public lecture by Sut Jhally, PhD, who will speak on television and its role in modern society in “The Factory in the Living Room: How Television Exploits Its Audience.”
This event will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Werner Auditorium on the campus of Concordia University Chicago. The Werner Auditorium is number 5 on the campus map. Parking is available in the adjacent university parking structure, as well as on Bonnie Brae Place.
Through his talk, Jhally will argue that the public needs to change its viewpoint toward commercial media. Instead of seeing broadcasters as delivering messages and meaning to people through television, Jhally suggests that instead broadcasters should be seen as extracting economic value from those same viewers.
According to Jhally, “Advertising is a very powerful form of social communication in modern society. It offers the most sustained and most concentrated set of images anywhere in the media system. The question that I wish to pose and attempt to give an answer to from this assumption is what lies behind the considerable power that advertising seems to have over its audience.”
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