On a pedestal: celebrity through the ages
by The Open University
This course material is only available in the iTunes U app on iPhone or iPad.
It goes on to explore the relationship between sport, sportsmen and women, and the media, which has an overwhelming influencing role. Who calls the shots – athletes, teams or the media moguls? The idea is explored more deeply by analysing the meaning of codes or signals used by the media. The pathway concludes by looking at celebrity from an historical viewpoint, exploring the idea of the Roman emperor controlling image and representation, and the artful portrayal of women in 18th Century England.
|1||On a pedestal: celebrity through the ages - video introduction||--||2:22||Free||View in iTunes|
||Religion today: themes and issues||There is a widespread perception in the West that we live in a secular age, an age in which religion is at best an optional extra, if not a false delusion completely out of place. However, religion still arouses passion and causes controversy; it contro||--||Free||View in iTunes|
||Sport media and culture: Who's calling the shots?||The media play a huge part in sport; we find out what’s happening, how our team is doing and it creates great sporting moments and sports celebrities and stars. This unit looks at the role played by the media in sport and how this has changed with th||--||Free||View in iTunes|
||Sport and Change||--||17:11||Free||View in iTunes|
||Understanding media: the celebrity in the text||Kylie Minogue, George Clooney, Nicole Kidman are all prominent celebrities, but how has the media created their status and how does what we read in the press influence our opinion? This unit will teach you how to analyse media texts and look at celebrit||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|6||On a pedestal: celebrity through the ages quiz book||--||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|7||Roman Emperor and Empire 1||--||8:38||Free||View in iTunes|
|8||Roman Emperor and Empire 3||--||5:47||Free||View in iTunes|
|9||Roman Emperor and Empire 2||--||6:33||Free||View in iTunes|
|10||Spectacular Flirtations||--||2:42||Free||View in iTunes|