Is MLB an Ideology?
Hey folk(s) - it's been a long time since I've thrown a post on here. I've been busy with work, family, and the two "3-credit" distance classes I'm taking from WSU.
Anyway, many assignments in my Rhetoric class (ENGL 341) are based on a famous essay, "On Ideology", by the philosopher Louis Althusser. For this particular project we were supposed to take a position on his idea of ideology and write an "extended example to illustrate and support" our position on the subject.
As a fan of the Mariners, I decided to write about Major League Baseball. After I completed the plain, boring MLA style paper, I fancied it up a bit using my design skills, creating a faux magazine cover and including illustrative images and callouts.
Here are the results.
Feel free to post agreements, disagreements, or whatever. I don't mind if you disagree with my opinions - as you'll see, even I don't totally agree with the position I've taken on the subject. Philosophy is not a subject that comes easily to me, so I may be totally "off base". It's up to you, the reader(s) to decide where you stand on the subject.
As a designer, I have to be mindful of my image sources, so here they are. You don't need to follow the links, actually they're not even hyperlinked, but they must be present in order to borrow the images.
Cover photo - http://graphics.boston.com/images/sports/redsox/2004/072404_varitekarod_800600.jpg
Selig - http://graphics.jsonline.com/graphics/sports/brew/img/jul02/23game070902.jpg
Althusser - http://myhome.naver.net/skreds/images/althusser(240x300).jpg
$100 dollar bill - http://usrarecurrency.com/WebPgFl/AE77665544B/Final1996$100SnAE77665544B.jpg
Gammons - http://syntaxofthings.typepad.com/syntax_of_things/gammons.gif
MLB logo - http://www.honkbalweek.nl/foto/mlb-roadshow/logo-mlb.jpg
Marx - http://www.mulon.de/goetter/goetter_marx/marx-2.jpg
Meche - http://www.geocities.com/caroljean52/Images/Meche3.jpg
Molitor jersey - http://www.onlinesports.com/images/mn-ber82-4.jpg
Sox - http://i.a.cnn.net/si/2004/writers/john_donovan/09/18/sox.yanks/p1_917_sox.celebrate_ap.jpg
Addict - http://www.cincinnati.com/freetime/movies/reviews/img/spun.jpg
Bonds - http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/photo?slug=azbm10203111813.giants_bonds_azbm102&prov=ap