January 5, 2018

An Interesting Twitter Feed: @PopDetective

A twitter feed to follow: @PopDetective. @PopDetective is run by Jonathan McIntosh, who creates video essays about pop culture. More below.

WELCOME TO THE POP CULTURE DETECTIVE AGENCY! A series of critical video essays looking at media through a critical lens with an emphasis on the intersections of politics, masculinity and entertainment.

ABOUT THE PROJECT This video essay series primarily focuses on examining the representations of masculinity that we see embedded in movies, television, comic books and video games. The messages pop culture sends to men and boys about our own manhood are often both limiting and harmful. The critical analysis I use is inspired by both sociology and feminist theory. My hope is that this video series can open up conversations about how we, as a society, can work to achieve more constructive, cooperative and empathetic forms of masculinity.
Mr. McIntosh also curates the twitter feed @radicalbytes.

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