REPRESENTATION
Which of the following do you think       accurately represents reality:• a television newscast?• a documentary?• a Realit...
Constructed realityThe truth is, that none of these programmes accuratelyreflect reality. Reality is mediated in all four ...
KEY POINT: reality on television is constructedTV drama takes a further step into constructedreality by dealing with chara...
–   Gender–   Age–   Sexuality–   Ethnicity–   Class and status–   Ability/disability–   Regional identity
RepresentationRepresentation – How groups, events, places orsocial changes are portrayed in the media; how theyare re - pr...
Representation   Reality           Mediation          RepresentationThe real world     The process of        The text itse...
Lily Allen  How would youdescribe Lily Allen   in this picture?    Write down 3      adjectives.
How is Lily Allen represented here?     Write down another 3 adjectives.
RepresentationKey points to consider when analysingrepresentations:1.What is being represented?2.How is it being represent...
1. What is represented?   What information does the text give you   about characters, places or subject matter? Consider  ...
2. How is this representative of social groups?   Consider what it says about particular social groups (gender,   age, sex...
3. Who is responsible for the representation?   Consider the programme makers and the institutions   responsible for produ...
4. What does the audience make of it?   Taking all of the above into account what might the audience   response be? Howeve...
Check point• In pairs, nominate who will go first and second.• You will have 1 minute each.1. Explain what is meant by the...
Recap - RepresentationRepresentation – How groups, events, places orsocial changes are portrayed in the media; how theyare...
Recap - RepresentationKey points to consider when analysingrepresentations:1.What is being represented?2.How is it being r...
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Representation overview 2013 ppt

  1. 1. REPRESENTATION
  2. 2. Which of the following do you think accurately represents reality:• a television newscast?• a documentary?• a Reality TV programme?• a TV drama?
  3. 3. Constructed realityThe truth is, that none of these programmes accuratelyreflect reality. Reality is mediated in all four examples.i.e. a newscast story or documentary is never entirely objective.• It may contain slant or bias.• It may only show one aspect of an issue.• It contains many camerawork and editing decisions that will have an effect on meaning created.Also, the types of stories thatmake the news - the "if it bleedsit leads" approach does notcreate a well-rounded picture ofevents as they occur in real life.
  4. 4. KEY POINT: reality on television is constructedTV drama takes a further step into constructedreality by dealing with characterisations anddramatic elements within those characters lives.TV dramas, although fictitious, may perpetuatestereotypes that influence our perceptions aboutdifferent groups of people.
  5. 5. – Gender– Age– Sexuality– Ethnicity– Class and status– Ability/disability– Regional identity
  6. 6. RepresentationRepresentation – How groups, events, places orsocial changes are portrayed in the media; how theyare re - presented.Representations offer a version of reality.Representations are subjective rather than objectiveand are constructed.
  7. 7. Representation Reality Mediation RepresentationThe real world The process of The text itself. producing a film A ‘representation’ of text. the real world.
  8. 8. Lily Allen How would youdescribe Lily Allen in this picture? Write down 3 adjectives.
  9. 9. How is Lily Allen represented here? Write down another 3 adjectives.
  10. 10. RepresentationKey points to consider when analysingrepresentations:1.What is being represented?2.How is it being represented?3.Who is responsible for the representation?4.How can the representation be interpreted?Consider the Lily Allen examples as we work through each of these points…
  11. 11. 1. What is represented? What information does the text give you about characters, places or subject matter? Consider denotation and connotation – analyse the technical elements (camerawork, mise-en-scene, editing, sound) and the meaning created for the audience.
  12. 12. 2. How is this representative of social groups? Consider what it says about particular social groups (gender, age, sexuality, ethnicity, physical ability/disability, regional identity and class/status). Consider positives and negatives and use of stereotypes. Does your text reinforce or challenge stereotypes?
  13. 13. 3. Who is responsible for the representation? Consider the programme makers and the institutions responsible for production. What agenda do the producers have? Why would they want to represent things in a certain way? - think about target audience, genre, commercial aspect or artistic expression, etc.
  14. 14. 4. What does the audience make of it? Taking all of the above into account what might the audience response be? However, as we know not everyone will respond to the text in the same way so there is not one answer to this!
  15. 15. Check point• In pairs, nominate who will go first and second.• You will have 1 minute each.1. Explain what is meant by the concept of representation. If possible, give examples to back this up.2. What 4 points can you work through to analyse representations in a media text?
  16. 16. Recap - RepresentationRepresentation – How groups, events, places orsocial changes are portrayed in the media; how theyare re - presented.Representations offer a version of reality.Representations are subjective rather than objectiveand are constructed.
  17. 17. Recap - RepresentationKey points to consider when analysingrepresentations:1.What is being represented?2.How is it being represented?3.Who is responsible for the representation?4.How can the representation be interpreted?

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