Panel on “The Help”

Media has an immense power to both reflect the society it is a product of and initiate social change. For these reasons, it is often an effective tool for illustrating particular social concepts. The blog Sociological Images frequently uses visual imagery to illustrate a host of sociological concepts in an exceptionally compelling way. In a pair of posts today, Rachael Gorab and Adia Harvey Wingfield discuss the recent Academy Award Winning film The Help in terms of its portrayal of both race and gender in the world of domestic service work. For those of you who haven’t seen it, we’ve embedded the trailer to the film above. We hope you enjoy our latest panel!

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