The brainboxes


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The brainboxes

  1. 1. Representation Of Working Class By Thicky Tasha & The Brainboxes
  2. 2. Corrie <ul><li>Cobbled streets, working class housing estate (chimneys for tasha). </li></ul><ul><li>Stereotypical working class accents (Manchurian), clothing. </li></ul><ul><li>ONE GAY MAN (+ two lesbanims), to show tolerance, stereotypically camp! Asian family running corner shop, tolerance of ethnicity </li></ul><ul><li>Strong/Dominant female characters. E.g Liz, running the pub, Carla running factory </li></ul><ul><li>Factory going into liquidation (almost), audience can relate to it (linekers & mood shutting down for tasha (again)), personal issues also made present, family problems </li></ul><ul><li>Some woman used to run the cabs </li></ul><ul><li>First ever Soap Opera; Ken Barlow has ALWAYS tried to escape, right from the beginning. </li></ul><ul><li>Soap doesn’t marginalise women so their audience are mainly working class women. </li></ul>Wor Norris: Stereotypical Nosey Neighbour
  3. 3. Brookie <ul><li>Typical working class accent (Scouse) Set in Liverpool </li></ul><ul><li>Blamed the government for job problems etc.., no personal problems really, decline of Liverpool’s traditional factories </li></ul><ul><li>Middle class families living in working class estates (OMG) </li></ul><ul><li>Clothing, housing estates, although they are a bit better than the ones in Eastenders and Coronation Street </li></ul><ul><li>Talking about the football, having very stereotypical family problems; Not being able to get out of bed on time </li></ul><ul><li>Economic threat/downfall </li></ul>
  4. 4. Enders <ul><li>Stereotypical cockney accent, stalls in the street, run down shops and laundrettes </li></ul><ul><li>Typical car garage, run down park graffiti everywhere, </li></ul><ul><li>Mix of class; Working class and upper working to middle class families </li></ul><ul><li>The club and the Vic, busty bar maid </li></ul><ul><li>Burger and chicken nuggets, not top notch meal </li></ul><ul><li>Dysfunctional families with personal problems which tend to be sometimes over the top </li></ul><ul><li>Women working in laundrette, stereotypical </li></ul><ul><li>Strong female characters, Janine and Lauren, which cause conflict between women </li></ul><ul><li>Social Mobility; Darren believes in it and wants to move up (wearing suits) Arthur (FATBWOIII) doesn’t. </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Pass Out’ & ‘One in a Million’ to show storyline </li></ul>
  5. 5. General Banter <ul><li>Mainly have non-diegetic music in soaps except for Hollyoaks as that tends to target a more modern teenage audience. </li></ul><ul><li>Representation often reflects the dominant ideology of the society that we live in. </li></ul><ul><li>Collective identity-the individuals sense of belonging to a group, not just representations. </li></ul><ul><li>Working Class is mainly reflected through the mise-en-scene E.g clothing, </li></ul><ul><li>In nearly all the soaps you have people who are trying to escape their class. </li></ul><ul><li>All have working class accents </li></ul><ul><li>Always dominant female roles, in most soaps. </li></ul><ul><li>Social realism often taken to a new level; Alcoholism, rape, drugs, murder. They attempt to recreate the world of ordinary everyday people on screen </li></ul><ul><li>Their representations have changed over time-with social, political and ideological change. </li></ul><ul><li>Iconographic music is usually present </li></ul>