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Dominant rep of teens


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Dominant rep of teens

  1. 1. Learning Objective<br />To analyse and explore dominant representations of teenagers in the media.<br />To compare and contrast British VS America dominant representations of teenagers. <br />
  2. 2. What does representation mean? Include a Media Example…..<br />Representation refers to the construction in mass media of aspects of ‘reality’ such as people, places, objects, events and cultural identities.<br />
  3. 3. Denotation<br />Identification of an image at a basic level. <br />The wallpaper has been torn off the walls.....<br />
  4. 4. Connotation<br />Linking further meaning to basic identification of images... <br />The wallpaper has been torn off the walls.....This suggests that teenagers in our society today are unruly, reckless and destructive. <br />
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  6. 6. Do you think dominant representations in the media of teenagers are negative or positive?<br />WHY?<br />
  7. 7.  Create a character profile based on a stereotypical dominant representation of a teenager. Explain why?<br />Name:<br />Gender:<br />Ethnicity:<br />Sexuality:<br />Class and Status:<br />Nationality: British/American<br />
  8. 8. Dominant Representations of Teenagers<br />Dominant British Representations of Teenagers<br />Dominant American Representations of Teenagers <br />
  9. 9. Does the media encourage youngsters<br />to behave badly? <br />