Why do we need them?Think of as many reasons as you can toexplain the purpose/popularity ofstereotypes.
Problems/Criticism KEY TERM – MEDIATION The way the media represent an idea to us.Stereotypes overlook the individualPlace people in groupsQualities often ‘exaggerated’ which leads to acaricature
Leon FestingerTheory of ‘cognitive dissonance’Argued that we resist adjusting our attitudesunless faced with overwhelming evidenceagainst it. Believed that we seek outconfirmation of our thoughts/beliefs.QuestionExplain how Festinger can be used to explainthe popularity of programmes like Skins orHolyoaks?
The Big Picture – Television Drama Exam Learning Objectives : What are we learning today?All Students Most Students Some StudentsTo understand the seven •Identify strengths and •To select examples andareas of representation on weaknesses in existing asses their effectiveness.which they might be stereotypes •To form and opinion and be able to supportassessed •To select examples this belief with detailed from contemporary analysis Drama texts which use a stereotype Lesson Outcomes & tasks: By the end of the lesson you ……Must … Should … Could …Produce and be able …. Asses the strengths and …. Apply thisdeliver a presentation on weaknesses in a knowledge to theira specific area of stereotype own work andrepresentation improve upon your representation homework
The seven areas• The seven categories which you could be assessed on are:• Gender• Age• Ethnicity• Sexuality• Class and status• Physical ability/disability• Regional identity
Today’s lesson Your presentation can take any form but must include What you must include An explanation of how you think your particular social group are traditionally represented in British TV drama. Stereotypes about your chosen group Typical clothing for members of your social group Explanations of why these particular Typical occupations for members your group stereotypes are used and in which TV Typical jobs for members of your social group Genre they are most likely to be found. Typical modes of speech for your social group Typical story lines for your social group Images focusing on the ‘mise-en-scene’ of examples from British TV drama a specific stereotype. You also need to link your points to the relevant theory An opinion on whether the representation is fair and accurate. Roland Barthes - binary opposites Leon Festinger - Cognitive dissonance Vladimir Propp - Character Roles Historical context on the representation. Laura Mulvey - Male Gaze i.e. has the way a group is represented Tessa Perkins - Stereotypes . changed over time? Key elements of mise en scene which help establish the representationYou have today’s lesson to complete Any theory which you feel is relevant.this task. You will then be required to What ideology lies behind the text.start subsequent lessons with yourpresentation.