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Stereotypes and representation presentation

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Stereotypes and representation presentation

  1. 1. Representation and stereotypes Amelia Barrett, Demi Wrenn, Stephanie Web
  2. 2. What is representation? Representation is the description or portrayal of someone or something in a certain way. Representation is the action of speaking or acting on behalf of someone or the state of being so represented.
  3. 3. Representation in gender Representation in gender is how a man or a women is presented in the media. The media present men and women in a masculine (strong, tough, aggressive) and feminine (sensitive, caring, gentle) outlook.
  4. 4. Representation in age Age is the length of time that a person has lived or a thing has existed. Age is represented through:  Babies (0-2),  Toddlers (2-5),  Infants (5-8),  Children (8-13),  Teenagers (13-18),  Young adults (18-25),  Adults (25-60),  OAP’s (old age pensioners) (60+).
  5. 5. Representation in ethnicity Ethnicity is a fact or state of belonging to a social group that has a common notational or cultural tradition Ethnicity is represented through:  English/northern Irish/welsh/Scottish/British  Gyspsy/ traveller  White and Black Caribbean  White and Black African  White and Asian  Indian  Pakistani  Bangladeshi  African  Caribbean  Arab
  6. 6. Representation in sexuality Representation in gender is how a man or a women is presented in the media. The media present men and women in a masculine (strong, tough, aggressive) and feminine (sensitive, caring, gentle) outlook.
  7. 7. Representation in class and status Class and Status is being catorigised for your wealth and your way of living. This is represented through: MIDDLE CLASS -The middle class are the most contested of the three categorizations, the broad group of people in contemporary society who fall between the lower class and upper class UPPER CLASS - The upper class is the social class composed of those who are wealthy, well-born, or both. LOWER CLASS - Lower class (occasionally described as working class) are those employed in low-paying wage jobs with very little economic security.
  8. 8. Representation in physical ability/disability Disability is the consequence of an impairment that may be physical. A disability may be present from birth, or occur during a person's lifetime. physical ability/disability is represented through:  Autism  hearing loss/deafness  Learning disability  Dyslexic  memory loss  Chronic illness
  9. 9. Representation in regional identity  The definition of sexuality is a person's sexual orientation or preference. It can be represented through:  Heterosexual (straight) – Sexually attracted to persons of the opposite sex .  Homosexual (gay) – Sexually attracted to persons of the same sex.  Bisexual – Sexually attracted to persons of both sex.
  10. 10. What is Stereo typing A stereotype is a common word that means an act of assumption over a group of people or individual that’s might not be true.
  11. 11. Stereotypes in Gender Female Stereotypes  Wearing the color pink,  Cooking the dinner and cleaning,  Being defenseless,  Having sensitive emotions,  Passive and submissive,  Most nurses and secretaries being women,  Caring for the children,  To look small and graceful Male Stereotypes • Self confident and aggressive, • Be able to manage the household repairs, • Most doctors and construction workers being men • To be tall and broad shouldered, • Are tough in the sense of fighting and looking after the family.
  12. 12. Stereotypes in Age Children- loud, spoilt, brats, easily amused, attention seeking, over confident. Teens- selfish, lazy, aggogrant, judgmental, drinkers, smokers, tantrums, lack of enthusiasm. Adults- mature, independent, work orientated, wise, stern, caring, looks down on teens. OAP’S- wise, vulnerable, weak, forgetful, grey haired, wrinkly, quite, short, hunched over
  13. 13. Stereotypes in Ethnicity Stereotypes in ethnicity are simplified and are often misleading representation of an ethnic group composed of what are thought to be typical characteristics. Examples of stereotypes in ethnicity include: • Scottish – All ginger, eat haggis, wear kilts, play bagpipes, eat porridge. • English – Drink tea, very punctual, bad teeth. • Gypsies – Swindlers (trick people), rude, uneducated. • Africans – uneducated, all in tribes, good at spear–throwing, hunt lions. • Indians – Uneducated, poor, rude. • White and Black Caribbean – smoke weed, aggressive, abusive, uncivilized. • Pakistani - terrorists, dirty, deceiving.
  14. 14. Stereotypes in sexuality Heterosexual (straight) – Sexually attracted to persons of the opposite sex. Homosexual (gay/lesbian) – Sexually attracted to persons of the same sex. Bisexual – Sexually attracted to persons of both sex. The stereotypical gay male will have: • Over exaggerated gestures, • Feminized clothes, • Wont like sport, • Sensitive emotions, • Wear pink The stereotypical lesbian female will have: • Masculine features, • Masculine stance, • Tattoos and piercings. The stereotypical straight person the majority of a group. The word ‘gay; is over used in society as people use it when offending someone.
  15. 15. Stereotypes in class and status  Working class- hard workers, low wages, physically demanding, fair, family orientated  Upper class- posh people, high earners, businessman/women, rich, snobby, hunting, live in mansions, have domestics  Middle class- mangers, teachers, play golf, drink wine, go shooting
  16. 16. Stereotypes in physical ability/disability Physical ability is the ability to perform a physical act without problem. Stereotypes of physical ability include – strong, large muscles, heroes. Disability is being unable to perform as a consequence of a mental illness. Stereotypes of people with disabilities – slow, handicapped, abnormal, unable to communicate clearly, freaks, sick, incapable
  17. 17. Stereotypes in regional identity  ESSEX – spray tans, use a lot of slang, drag there words out, go out clubbing, drink a lot of alcohol, wear high heels often.  GEORDIE/NEWCASTLE - spray tans, use a lot of slang, go out clubbing, drink a lot of alcohol, wear high heels often.  CHELSEA – snobby, posh, visit posh clubs, judgmental, nosey, classy  SCOTTISH –ginger hair, wear a kilt, rough accent, drink a lot.

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