Wall-E as Sociological Storytelling

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Shared October 31, 2017

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Pixar’s Wall-E is a masterpiece of animated filmmaking about two adorable robots falling in love, though I’d argue it also serves as an excellent example of sociological storytelling. Social systems are one of the most important, and most misunderstood, concepts in my work on media and masculinity. So in this video essay I use Wall-E's Axiom star liner (and the board game Monopoly) to illustrate how social systems operate in our culture.

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LINKS
• Watch Allan G Johnson explain social systems using Monopoly:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rxL3...
• On why systems of privilege aren't just people by Allan G Johnson
http://www.agjohnson.us/glad/arent-sy...

RECOMMENDED BOOKS
• The Forest and the Trees: Sociology as Life, Practice, and Promise
https://www.amazon.com/Forest-Trees-S...
• The Gender Knot: Unraveling Our Patriarchal Legacy
https://www.amazon.com/Gender-Knot-Un...
• The Will to Change: Men, Masculinity, and Love
https://www.amazon.com/Will-Change-Me...

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CREDITS
Writer/Producer: Jonathan McIntosh
Motion Graphics: Jonathan McIntosh
Logo Design: Justin McIntosh
Outro music: Jonathan Mann
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