• First thing to deal with is this idea of identity being
‘mediated’:
• One definition of ‘mediation’ – ‘a negotiation to
...
So there's the process the audiences make in
terms of understanding media representations
and relating the media represent...
Judith Butler says: 'There is no gender identity
behind the expressions of gender; ... identity is
performatively constitu...
'The power relationship between the media and
the audience involves a 'bit of both' or to be
more precise, a lot of both. ...
What collective identity can mean, not just
representations from mainstream media but
also through self construction by us...
David Gauntlett
Identity is now consciously constructed, and the
media provides some of the tools to help us
construct our...
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  1. 1. • First thing to deal with is this idea of identity being ‘mediated’: • One definition of ‘mediation’ – ‘a negotiation to resolve differences’ is useful as it introduce the idea of us using negotiated readings of media to help us construct media. So not taking the messages at face value but understanding them in context and using our own experience. • Then there’s Thomas de Zengotita use of the word for his book Mediated: The Hidden Effects of the Media on You and Your World in which he asserts that almost everything (info, values, news, role models) comes to us through some media (TV, print, web, magazines, films) so will undoubtedly colour/influence our view of life and therefore our own self-definition.
  2. 2. So there's the process the audiences make in terms of understanding media representations and relating the media representations to themselves. Then there's looking at how the media construct representations (making a conscious selection of what to include and how to present it) in order to create identities for individuals or groups of people.
  3. 3. Judith Butler says: 'There is no gender identity behind the expressions of gender; ... identity is performatively constituted by the very "expressions" that are said to be its results.' In other words, gender is a performance; it's what you do at particular times, rather than a universal who you are. The idea behind this is our identity (specifically here gender identity) is not defined by biology but is actually a performance learned as we grow. As media students we can apply to our study of identity as many of these performances and notions of identity will be learned from the media.
  4. 4. 'The power relationship between the media and the audience involves a 'bit of both' or to be more precise, a lot of both. The media sends out a huge number of messages about identity and acceptable forms of self-expression, gender, sexuality, and lifestyle. At the same time the public have their own even more robust set of diverse feelings on the issues. The media's suggestions may be seductive but can never simply overpower contrary feelings in the audience'. David Gauntlett
  5. 5. What collective identity can mean, not just representations from mainstream media but also through self construction by users of media. “ A focus on Identity requires us to pay closer attention to the ways in which media and technologies are used in everyday life and their consequences for social groups” David Buckingham Communities formed from shared identity. E.g. age/gender/ethnicity/political ideas etc
  6. 6. David Gauntlett Identity is now consciously constructed, and the media provides some of the tools to help us construct our identities. The media contains a huge number of messages about identity and acceptable lifestyles. At the same time the public have their own diverse set of feelings. The media and media consumers are engaged in a dialogue in which neither overpowers the other.
  7. 7. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9scGcxFTpH E

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