Representation“The ways in which people, places, cultures, religions, gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, youth are presented in the media” How were young people represented in the media this summer?
Representation in media studies looks at theway people may be mis-represented in themedia.Representation often links with stereotypes –particularly negative stereotypes.Representation also deals with under-represented groups – groups that tend not tofeature in mainstream media products – groupsthat might feel excluded from mainstreamsociety.
Mis-represented groups in UK societyWatch the Clip from the BBC Drama Hotel Babylon:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yw68eolT39AMake notes under the headings: CAMERA EDITING SOUND MISE EN SCENEOnly note down elements that you think are importantHow are the illegal immigrants represented in the extract?How are the Police represented in the extract?Who are the audience encouraged to empathise with? PTO
Heading for an A Grade?To head towards an A grade you need to demonstrate Critical Thinking. Try todo the following for the Hotel Babylon extract:Write out some adjectives that you feel best describe the characters in theextractInterpret the feelings and emotions of the main charactersEvaluate the representations the extract offers (think about therepresentations of the illegal immigrant workers, the Police, the staff at thehotel)