Thursday, May 15, 2008


This week's events revolved around war and veterans and the depiction, or media portrayal, of war and veterans in a feature length film (Platoon), video (Digital Stories), academic articles and discussions. For this week's blog, I would like you to think about the production (to see war as "making something"), commodification (to see war as a product "for sale"), and historitization (to see war as "pivotal history" or "epiphany") of war. You may use any other films, TV shows, books, or other texts you are familiar with to how "war" is depicted and created in media and for what reasons.

Responding actively to ths blog entry and responding to your classmates' blog will help you with the Final In-class Essay next week!


  1. Zinaida's-blog.May 18, 2008 at 11:23 AM

    i do not understand this weeks blog. Please Dr. Smith explain it to me. Thank You.

  2. hey Dr.Smith i am kind of confused on what to do for this weeks blog if u can explain it i would appreciate it thank you.

  3. Start by looking up those terms!

  4. Zinaida's-blog.May 19, 2008 at 3:53 PM

    i feel that you are asking for to many things at one shot by putting it in parenthesis, and i don't get it. what is the idea that you want us to discuss??? plz help.