Instructions: Think of this assignment like a review of a book (or even restaurant). First, watch The Corportation (here’s the link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMNZXV7jOG0). Then, while referencing readings/content from the syllabus, critically analyze the film in light of some
of the primary class themes. In your reviews, address the following:
(1) Brief summary of the film.
(2) How did the film critically examine some of the particular in-class themes (i.e., the state, hegemony, power, race, etc.)?
(3) How effective was the film’s examination of these themes? Were any perspectives missing? If so, how could the film’s examination be improved?
Essentially, in this review you are to construct a well-supported argument about how well a film addressed a particular theme that we have
analyzed/complicated in class. Don’t just say that the film did or did not do a good job. Rather, you should justify that claim while evoking material from the
syllabus. Part of this, therefore, involves critically describing/defining whichever concepts you’re analyzing. For instance, if you discuss discourse, don’t take
its meaning for granted. Describe what discourse means anthropologically, and then use that descriiption to analyze the effectiveness of the particular film. I
also encourage you to think intersectionally. Don’t just analyze a film in light of hegemony, for instance, but as discourse intersects with issues of race, or
This review should reference at least 3 academic in-class readings (please note: non-academic readings, such as the Constitution, The Crucible, etc. will not
count towards the minimum 3 in-class readings). One text MUST be “Speech, Citizenry, and the Market: A Corporate Public Figure Doctrine” by Desai. You can
choose the other two.
It should be 800-1000 words in length, double spaced. Please be sure that the reviews are spell checked, well-organized, etc. Just upload them to this