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Disney propaganda: An influencing force

My first blog post was on the methamphetamine in Australia and how the media have represented the issue as a crisis, therefore influencing political decisions. Similarly Disney during WWII created animated films to preserve American beliefs and values (“Donald Gets Drafted” 1942, “Der Fuehrer’s Face” 1943, “Education For Death” 1943, “Commando Duck” 1944). Walt Disney was even… Continue reading Disney propaganda: An influencing force

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Semiotics role in a controversial topic

‘A picture is worth a thousand words’ is a phrase of American origin that captures the ability for an image to convey vast amounts of information. The denotations and connotations from one sign can often cause controversy and conflict with ideologies. This is what occurred when Maria Corry posted a photo of herself breastfeeding on Facebook. Before… Continue reading Semiotics role in a controversial topic