Images as tools of social control: an analysis of the production of identities in contemporary mass-culture

dc.contributor.advisorAtkinson, K
dc.contributor.authorGarner Bafa, James
dc.date.accessioned2023-09-19T15:10:38Z
dc.date.available2023-09-19T15:10:38Z
dc.date.issued1993
dc.date.updated2023-09-19T15:10:18Z
dc.description.abstractThe multi-media paintings and works on paper which form the basis of my work are in essence an attempt to subvert the production of identities in contemporary mass-culture. In employing the term "mass-culture" I wish to refer to a network of interlinked forms which dominate contemporary existence. The mass-media are commonly cited as the major players with respect to mass-culture, entrenching commodity-fetishism and systems of stereotypes which play a vital role in determining social norms. These "stereotypes" are continually being adapted in order to facilitate the illusion of being new, relevant and fashionable. At the same time this process encourages an insatiable appetite for new images and fashions, to the extent that culture and fashion converge. Despite the fact that these mass-cultural stereotypes appear to be in a constant state of flux, it is important to realise that the vast majority of these changes are changes in appearance alone. The mind-sets behind the masks remain largely unchanged, as too do the aspirations and fears these images embody.
dc.identifier.apacitationGarner Bafa, J. (1993). <i>Images as tools of social control: an analysis of the production of identities in contemporary mass-culture</i>. (). ,Faculty of Humanities ,Michaelis School of Fine Art. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/38778en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitationGarner Bafa, James. <i>"Images as tools of social control: an analysis of the production of identities in contemporary mass-culture."</i> ., ,Faculty of Humanities ,Michaelis School of Fine Art, 1993. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/38778en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationGarner Bafa, J. 1993. Images as tools of social control: an analysis of the production of identities in contemporary mass-culture. . ,Faculty of Humanities ,Michaelis School of Fine Art. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/38778en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Master Thesis AU - Garner Bafa, James AB - The multi-media paintings and works on paper which form the basis of my work are in essence an attempt to subvert the production of identities in contemporary mass-culture. In employing the term "mass-culture" I wish to refer to a network of interlinked forms which dominate contemporary existence. The mass-media are commonly cited as the major players with respect to mass-culture, entrenching commodity-fetishism and systems of stereotypes which play a vital role in determining social norms. These "stereotypes" are continually being adapted in order to facilitate the illusion of being new, relevant and fashionable. At the same time this process encourages an insatiable appetite for new images and fashions, to the extent that culture and fashion converge. Despite the fact that these mass-cultural stereotypes appear to be in a constant state of flux, it is important to realise that the vast majority of these changes are changes in appearance alone. The mind-sets behind the masks remain largely unchanged, as too do the aspirations and fears these images embody. DA - 1993 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town KW - Fine Art LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PY - 1993 T1 - Images as tools of social control: an analysis of the production of identities in contemporary mass-culture TI - Images as tools of social control: an analysis of the production of identities in contemporary mass-culture UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/38778 ER - en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11427/38778
dc.identifier.vancouvercitationGarner Bafa J. Images as tools of social control: an analysis of the production of identities in contemporary mass-culture. []. ,Faculty of Humanities ,Michaelis School of Fine Art, 1993 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/38778en_ZA
dc.language.rfc3066eng
dc.publisher.departmentMichaelis School of Fine Art
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Humanities
dc.subjectFine Art
dc.titleImages as tools of social control: an analysis of the production of identities in contemporary mass-culture
dc.typeMaster Thesis
dc.type.qualificationlevelMasters
dc.type.qualificationlevelMFA
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