Choose ONE of the following questions to write your formal, 2000-word, final essay. In your response, make sure you refer to a minimum of 8 peer-reviewed academic publications.
Discuss the following statement - “Popular culture’s obsession with youth culture is fundamentally ageist, making it difficult for artists/stars to have life-long careers, and creating disappointment for fans as their idols age.” In your response, compare and contrast at least THREE pop culture celebrities.
Discuss the following statement - “In the quest for a ‘colour-blind or post-race society, race-based comedy does little to heal tensions between races; instead, comedians further entrench racial divisions.” In your response, compare and contrast at least THREE popular comedians/comedy shows.
Discuss the following statement - “Representations of disability in popular culture have done much to challenge what it means to be ‘normal’, empowering people living with disabilities and educating those with an ‘able-bodied’ status.” In your response, compare and contrast at least THREE representations of disability in popular culture texts (e.g. films, books, tv series, magazines)