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Reality tv

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Reality tv

  1. 1. Learning Objective<br />To differentiate between the terms, ‘transformation’ and ‘symbolic violence’ in relation to reality TV.<br />To be able to define sub-genres of reality TV and make links to clear examples.<br />
  2. 2. What do you know about Reality TV?<br />
  3. 3. Organise the shows into the correct sub-genres<br />Mystery Sub-Genre?<br />Documentary – using real footage (not actors)<br />Fictional Realism – (using multiple enigma narrative)<br />Game Show – (with a prize for which participants compete)<br />Voting – (such as talent shows).<br />
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  9. 9. Recurring Elements of Reality TV(Add to glossary) <br />Transformation – of an individual, group, workplace, object or even pet. (Reality TV)<br />Symbolic Violence – When experts or other contestants criticise participants or the show’s format involves humiliation. (Reality TV).<br />
  10. 10. Transformation<br />
  11. 11. Does this clip show symbolic violence? Why/Why Not?<br />Channel 4: How To Look Good Naked<br />
  12. 12. Why do we enjoy watching humiliation and symbolic violence on TV?<br />
  13. 13. Homework<br />Representations of Teenagers<br />Create a poster demonstrating an alternative representation of a teenage stereotype through wider contexts, informing audiences about how damaging stereotypes can be.<br />(E.G: Gay Teenager, Muslim Teenage Boys, Chinese Teenager, Traveller Teenager, Transgender Teenager).<br />Write down key facts about how they are represented. Include images and texts.<br />Print these out – you will present them next week.<br />DUE: Tuesday 4TH October<br />
  14. 14. Muslim Teenagers…..how do we perceive them?<br />Stereotypes – angry boys?<br />Links with terrorism?<br />
  15. 15. Types of Representation<br />Positive= imagery focusing on aspects of an individual / group / place that transmits good, decent, successful ideology. <br />Negative= the opposite of above; focusing on anti-social, corrupt, deviant behaviour. Focusing on all that is bad about the subject. <br />Progressive = imagery designed to help improve and promote a certain individual / group / place – help change public opinion (dominant culture) prejudices towards a section of society. <br />Problematic= imagery that isn’t clearly positive or negative – that has complex, multiple meanings; might be deemed racist, sexist, homophobic, etc. <br />Active = imagery that represents an indivdual / group as assertive, intelligent, in control of any given situation. <br />Passive = imagery that represents an individual / group as weak, simple-minded, where others are in control of their lives. <br />Tokenism = when a racial group appears to selected for representation for no other reason other than producers being able to claim they are being inclusive, ‘politically-correct’. <br />

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