Major Assignment: Propaganda Analysis of popular culture

Due March 28, 2011

For this assignment, I would like you to pick a work from mass (popular culture) that you believe has some value as propaganda, and in particular, some value as reinforcing assumptions and prejudices about an American enemy.  I would like you to analyze the work in terms of its effectiveness:  how does it work and why is it effective?  Basically, you are doing a close reading of the propagandistic elements at play in a piece that is designed for mass American consumption.

Your analysis should be a minimum of 5 pages. It is worth 15% of yoru grade.

Note: You may end up recycling a lot of what you do here (or repeating) in the production of this class's final paper.  The more complete the work you do on this end, the less work you will have to do later.
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