Abstract

This discussion focuses on the pedagogical function of commentaries on DVD releases of popular cultural products, using the television show Grey’s Anatomy as an example. We explore how these commentaries formalize learning for audience members and constrain new understandings of cultural portrayals.

Keywords

Culture-as-pedagogy; Identity; Ethics; Grey’s Anatomy

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Audiences as Learners, Producers as Teachers: DVD Commentaries as Pedagogy

This discussion focuses on the pedagogical function of commentaries on DVD releases of popular cultural products, using the television show Grey’s Anatomy as an example. We explore how these commentaries formalize learning for audience members and constrain new understandings of cultural portrayals.