The University of West Georgia’s Responsible Sexuality Committee will be hosting a viewing of the documentary “The Codes of Gender: Identify and Performance in Pop Culture” and a panel discussion on Oct. 20, 7-9 p.m. in the TLC Room 1305.
The documentary, written and directed by Sut Jhally, depicts sociologist Erving Goffman’s analysis of contemporary advertising, which describes how America’s popular culture communicates ideas about masculinity and femininity. “The Codes of Gender” analyzes gender beyond biological differences and advertising beyond a medium that sells products.
A panel discussion led by faculty and students will take place after the viewing of the documentary. Attendees can submit questions on note cards to the panelists. The event is free and the community is invited to attend.
A preview of the documentary can be found here.