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Explorations in Un-TV
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Boyns, David. 2010. “Explorations in Un-TV”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, April. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


The Un-TV exercise is a method of experiential, television investigation developed by Bernard McGrane (1993, 1994). In this exercise, students are asked to perform a simple "desocialization" of television viewing for thirty minutes and at its conclusion write a description of their experiences. I have used this exercise in Sociology courses for over a...

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Subject Area(s):
Mass Communication/Public Opinion
Resource Type(s):
Class Activity
Class Level(s):
College 300

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