Kate Gilronan

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This paper explores film study, using the Academy Awards as a sampling tool to implement a Foucauldian theoretical approach. The researcher uses Critical Discourse Analysis to discuss issues of gender, race, and sexuality as presented in the roles winning Academy Awards for Best Leading Actor and Best Leading Actress. The study then discusses the demographic content analysis of these roles in comparison to cultural reality in order to examine the ideological attitudes inherent in the convergence of film production, consumption, and representations.


Academy Awards (Motion pictures); Content analysis (Communication); Critical discourse analysis; Gender identity; Identity (Psychology); Race

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CST 510: Communication Theory Capstone Project

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