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The time I tripped in Wynne, AR along with some good trippy movie suggestions

I have had periods, or stretches of months to even years, where my life was rudderless I suppose.  In these times, I was a loner and never had much going on. I figured tripping mushrooms might help me find my calling.  Not knowing anyone who might possibly have some, I researched online and through trial [...]

By | September 18th, 2016|Stories from my life|0 Comments

New Pierre Pics

By | September 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Television as a field from 1951 – 2013

After making some changes to how I quantified the data, I created some charts that will hopefully have a story to tell. These are some early writings on the above multiple correspondence analyses.   During the first period, women averged 5.096 percent of  producers and 9.523 percent of writers From 1951-1980 men actors [...]

By | August 30th, 2016|Culture, Gender, Sociology|0 Comments

Why men succeeded in the third golden age of television

Men alternately setting loose and struggling to cage their wildest natures has always been the great American story, the one found in whatever happens to be the ascendant medium at the time. Our favorite genres— the western; the gangster saga; the lonesome but dogged private eye operating outside the comforts of normal, domestic life; the [...]

By | August 23rd, 2016|Culture, Gender, Sociology|0 Comments

Multiple Correspondence Analyses Minimalist Design

One of the more difficult parts of my thesis concerned formatting my multiple correspondence analyses to be printed and understandable on paper. It is nice having a computer and being able to zoom in to see what points are clumped together. It's very difficult to put it all on a single page using [...]

By | August 13th, 2016|Data and Methods, Sociology|0 Comments

Multiple Correspondence Analyses of Gendered Roles, Genre, and the Hollywood Reporter Top 100 Television Shows Across Three Time Periods

Looking specifically at the gendered positions (squares), the first two analyses show that comedy is more highly correlated with all gendered roles. In the third picture, the gendered positions are no longer concentrated around comedy but are dispersed more evenly between comedy and drama. If we look at the movement of drama specifically [...]

By | August 12th, 2016|Culture, Data and Methods, Gender, Sociology|0 Comments

Multiple Correspondence Analyses of Gendered Roles, Genre, and Television Shows from 1981 – 2000

Quality television from 1981 - 2000 still centered around comedy albeit drama had begun to gain influence during this time period which is evident from the shorter distance to other locations in the field. Family moved away from comedy somewhat. Men were more likely to produce the quality dramas as the distance is shorter to [...]

By | August 12th, 2016|Culture, Data and Methods, Gender, Sociology|0 Comments

Multiple Correspondence Analyses of Television Genres, Gendered Roles, and Television Shows from 2001 – 2013

By | August 11th, 2016|Culture, Data and Methods, Gender, Sociology|0 Comments

 Multiple Correspondence Analyses of Gendered Roles, Genre, and Television Shows from 1951 – 1980

Clearly comedy is central to the field of television from 1951 - 1980. Fantasy also had a central location in the field during this time with shows such as I Dream of Jeannie, Mork and Mindy, and Bewitched. All dramas during this time period had a location in the field where it was outside the [...]

By | August 11th, 2016|Culture, Data and Methods, Gender, Sociology|0 Comments

Feminizing Occupations

The fundamental reason for women's disproportionate entry into the occupations we studied was a shortage of male workers (Kindle Locations 4144-4145). Women receive better career opportunities when men are no longer available or simply do not want particular jobs. Only when employers are desperate for employees do they seem to realize that women [...]

By | August 10th, 2016|Culture, Gender, Sociology|0 Comments