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Top boy handout

  1. 1. Top Boy HandoutUsing mise en scene describe the representation of youth in Top Boy, expressing whetherit is a positive and/or negative representation.When considering types of representation it is evident that Top Boy uses ‘youth let downby adults’ and youth represented as part of a subculture.’ Explain how they haveexpressed this from examples from the text.One social implication of repetitive negative representation of youth could be related tothe Copy Cat Theory- changing your behaviour, attitude and identity to copy theconsumed representation. What ways can Top Boy cause a social implication in changingyouth’s identities?
  2. 2. Cohen points to the ways in which the media amplify anxieties and events and create amoral panic. In what ways do you think Top Boy could be argued to increase the anxietiesof society today?How do you think Top Boy and Quadrophenia are similar in representing the notion of the‘fear’ factor that society has on Youth in the particular time period? (you may want towatch the Mods and Rockers clip on the blog first).

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