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Sunday, June 16, 2013 - 12:02amFather’s Day is an opportune time to reflect on what fathers mean to us, not only individually, but as a society. Looking at entertainment is a means to understand how popular culture constructs some of our ideas. The top three lists of films with the “best dads” (Total Film, Time Entertainment, and Sabotage Times) showcase fifty-seven movie fathers. These fathers are admired for their unwavering protection of their children, whether this is through fighting terrorists or teaching them about the woes of growing up. The majority of these movies (54%) focus on the father-son relationship, while only 18% look into relationships between fathers and daughters. A study from the Western Journal of Communication shows that films targeting young girls often send the...0 comments
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Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 3:42pmShyama Venkateswar, Ph.D., Director of Research and Programs, was interviewed by Pasadena public radio KPCC on March 19th. AirTalk host Larry Mantle explored the controversy over reauthorizing the...
Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 4:02pmBy Natasha Cline-Thomas*Each year, NCRW hosts an expert roundtable on the afternoon of its Awards Dinner. This year’s program Women 2012: Taking a Worldwide Reading was enlightening. It...
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