Social Implications of Representation Aim of the lesson:  - To examine the burden of representation.  - To examine  social...
The Burden of Representation  Social Realism  - A national cinema / movement: British New Wave of the 1960s (Karl Reisz, T...
  What are the social implications of different media representations of groups of people?
  What are the social implications of different media representations of groups of people? Concept / Argument  Implication...
<ul><li>•  Moral Panic (Cohen) </li></ul><ul><li>•  Self representation (Goffman) </li></ul><ul><li>•  Sensationalised new...
The Producers  Hegemony in News Representation of Youth/Teen/Teenagers “  Media industries operate within a structure that...
 
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  1. 1. Social Implications of Representation Aim of the lesson: - To examine the burden of representation. - To examine social implications of different media representations of groups of people? 1. What are implications 2. What are social implications? Prompt Question from Exam Board What are the social implications of different media representations of groups of people? Past Exam Question Analyse the way in which the media represent one group of people that you have studied. Thursday 13th January 2011
  2. 2. The Burden of Representation Social Realism - A national cinema / movement: British New Wave of the 1960s (Karl Reisz, Tony Richardson) Andrea Arnold (Red Road, Fish Tank) Mike Leigh (Mean Time, Secrets and Lies) Ken Loach (Sweet Sixteen, Kes) A national cinema that is appreciated on the continent, but failures financially at home box office. Why doesn’t social realist cinema attract a mainstream audience? Why / how do these films get funded / made?
  3. 3. What are the social implications of different media representations of groups of people?
  4. 4. What are the social implications of different media representations of groups of people? Concept / Argument Implication Examples From Texts Moral Panics Deviancy Amplification Spiral Stan Cohen A repetitive cycle of reporting of anti-social behaviour can lead to a moral panic and developed anxiety from the majority of society.
  5. 5. <ul><li>• Moral Panic (Cohen) </li></ul><ul><li>• Self representation (Goffman) </li></ul><ul><li>• Sensationalised news creates youth segregation ( not just old and young people, </li></ul><ul><li>but between young people and young people) </li></ul><ul><li>• Youth subcultures (Hebdige) </li></ul><ul><li>• Widens and deepens understanding (documentaries) </li></ul><ul><li>- Demonisation of youth </li></ul><ul><li>• Stereotypes </li></ul><ul><li>• False consciousness </li></ul><ul><li>- Change in legislation </li></ul><ul><li>Interpellation (Althusser) </li></ul><ul><li>Self fulfilling prophecy – Links with low self-esteem </li></ul><ul><li>Navigation points for constructing own identity (Gauntlett) </li></ul><ul><li>- Add pressure to young people to live up to certain expectations (Hamley). </li></ul><ul><li>Empathy for young people / Pressure group action </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Producers Hegemony in News Representation of Youth/Teen/Teenagers “ Media industries operate within a structure that produces and reinforces the dominant ideology via a consensual ‘world view’.” “ This world view is produced predominantly by white middle class, middle aged, heterosexual men.” “ It is their ideas and values that infiltrate media texts and ensure that other voices do not get heard.”

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