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The Sociologist's Dojo Podcast

May 28, 2022

On this month's episode of The Sociologist's Dojo we are talking about the social analysis of single women's depictions in film with Kim Martinez Philips, Doctorial Candidate and Sociology Instructor at Memorial University Newfoundland. We also talk Jaws, Will Smith, and the existential torture of having to update our aging pop culture references for our students.


Getting to Know Kim Philips 2:25-25:50   

  • Background and Education 
  • The Oscar Slap 
  • Changing References 
  • International TV


Film and the Single Girl: Damaging Depictions of Single Women: 25:51-62:16

  • Basics of the Study (Theory and Methods)
  • Choosing a lot of International Cinema 
  • Theme 1: There is something wrong with single women
  • Theme 2: Single Women are mentally Unstable 
  • Theme 3: Single Women are sad and pathetic 
  • Theme 4: Women Need to be Rescued 
  • Theme 5 Womanhood and Femininity is abandoned  
  • Intersectionality and depictions of Single Women 

Outtro 62:17-77:49

  • Suggestions on How create a Bridge to Non White Western Cinema 
  • Plugs