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Collective Identity: answering the question


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Collective Identity: answering the question

  1. 1. Media and Collective Identity Answering the question… A2 Media Studies
  2. 2. What you could be asked… <ul><li>How do contemporary media represent nations, regions and ethnic / social / collective groups of people in different ways? </li></ul><ul><li>How does contemporary representation compare to previous time periods? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the social implications of different media representations of groups of people? </li></ul><ul><li>To what extent is human identity increasingly ‘mediated’? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Collective Identity <ul><li>We have focused on representations of: </li></ul><ul><li>Britain </li></ul><ul><li>London </li></ul><ul><li>Youth Culture </li></ul><ul><li>Immigrants </li></ul>SUBCULTURES!
  4. 4. Our Case Studies… <ul><li>Film </li></ul><ul><li>Bullet Boy </li></ul><ul><li>Shifty </li></ul><ul><li>This is England </li></ul><ul><li>Quadrophenia </li></ul><ul><li>Kes </li></ul><ul><li>Somers Town </li></ul><ul><li>Fish Tank </li></ul><ul><li>Television </li></ul><ul><li>Drama – such as Shameless, Life on Mars, Skins… </li></ul><ul><li>Soap – such as EastEnders, Hollyoaks, Coronation Street… </li></ul><ul><li>Sit-com – The Inbetweeners, Only Fools and Horses, Fawlty Towers, Dad’s Army </li></ul><ul><li>Music Video </li></ul><ul><li>Madness ‘Our House’ </li></ul><ul><li>Kid British ‘Our House is Dadless’ </li></ul><ul><li>Videos from your own research (some of you have watched hundreds…) </li></ul><ul><li>Magazines and Gender </li></ul><ul><li>Men’s Health </li></ul><ul><li>Cosmopolitan </li></ul><ul><li>Vogue </li></ul>
  5. 5. Theory… <ul><li>The main theories / ideologies we have considered are: </li></ul><ul><li>Identity Theories– see handout / ppt on blog for quotes and references </li></ul><ul><li>Absent Fathers </li></ul><ul><li>Masculinity in Crisis </li></ul><ul><li>Stereotype and Countertype </li></ul><ul><li>Youth and Gang Culture </li></ul><ul><li>Gender Roles </li></ul><ul><li>The divide between Youth and Adults (binary opposites) </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Examiner’s Report… <ul><li>Read and higlight… </li></ul><ul><li>… and yes, we have looked at Gauntlett! </li></ul>
  7. 7. Approaching the Question <ul><li>How far does the representation of a particular social group change over time ? Refer to at least two media in you answer. </li></ul>It’s not telling you that it DOES change, it’s asking you if it changes, and if so, how far? Youth subculture? Compare past and modern.
  8. 8. Structuring you answer… <ul><li>If I were you… </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Comment on power of media </li></ul><ul><li>Quote on identity (referenced) </li></ul><ul><li>Explain your approach (which media?) </li></ul><ul><li>Main Body </li></ul><ul><li>Begin with film (chose two or three, old and new) </li></ul><ul><li>Explain in turn, making links where necessary, the ideologies presented in these films (youth subcultures, gang culture, masculinity in crisis, absent fathers…) and how they are presented (m-e-s (fashion), soundtracks (music), locations etc). </li></ul><ul><li>Bring in terminology (eg stereotypes) and theory (identity) wherever possible . </li></ul><ul><li>Could refer to endings of films – resolution? </li></ul><ul><li>Move onto next media and do the same (eg music videos) </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Summarise findings. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Advice… <ul><li>Revise! </li></ul><ul><li>Start with Question 2 (1 hour) </li></ul><ul><li>Remember for Q1 to consider the logistics and practicality of your work (eg r and p) rather than just describing what you did. </li></ul><ul><li>Have a look at your coursework and consider each in terms of </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Audience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Narrative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Representation (unlikely) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conventions </li></ul></ul>