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  1. 1. Representation and Stereotypes Amber josh ollie
  2. 2. Representation Representation is how various groups are identified. For example, a group may be represented by a character who fits their stereotypes. Examples of this are TV shows like ‘The only way is Essex’ which attempts to represent The Essex community as shallow and clumsy. However, it does not always have to be stereotypical, nor does it have to be negative. In some TV shows different are represented quite positively.
  3. 3. Stereotypes The definition of a stereotype is a generalization of a particular group in society. It does not necessarily have to be true, rather it simply has to be accepted. Various groups that are commonly subjected to stereotypes are: • Gender • Age • Ethnicity • Sexuality • Class and status • Physically and mentally disabled • Regional Location
  4. 4. Verisimilitude Verisimilitude is how similar to real life TV show. It doesn’t always have to deviate from stereotypes, but It can be quite similar to them. Usually, TV shows with a high verisimilitude are subject to one or two stereotypes, through never all since it would become satirical. Verisimilitude does not have to be consistent factor, as some TV shows are realistic about one thing can be quite lenient about the reality of another.
  5. 5. Gender representation Gender is shown in various ways In the media. It is usually characterised by a characters masculinity or femininity. It defines the way in which a certain character acts or behaves around others. Gender carries with it lots of stereotypes and representations, some true and some false.
  6. 6. Age representation Age is a very prevalent subject within media, and is probably one of the more similarly represented aspects of the media. The verisimilitude of each of the different representations do not usually vary by much across different productions, and different ages are represented in the same way.
  7. 7. Ethnicity representation Ethnicity id probably one of the most sensitive subjects in the media. Some productions represent different ethnicities in different ways. This is not always as simple as white people versus black people, or any other stereotypes. It exists
  8. 8. Sexuality representation Your sexuality is defined by your sexual orientation. This could be described as bisexual, homosexuality or heterosexuality. It generally shows up in different shows with various stigmas attached to it. However, it does not necessarily mean that gay men act like women or lesbians act like men all of the time.
  9. 9. Class and Status Status defines the amount of power a particular individual has within a group of people or an organisation. Class refers to a particular individuals background which often invole’s the location of there home and the amount of money they earn. One can have status within their own class.