Thursday, 11 November 2010

What is Representation?

Representation is about how people, places and events are depicted by the media, whether it be in a newspaper, film, website, magazine ot on the radio.

The concept of representation is concerned with messages and values in the media texts. It involves exploring how the media reflects ir represents attitudes and behaviours and beliefs and how these are linked to the society we live in.

Representation should be seen as the way media represent items to the audience.

The main areas of representation are:
-  Gender
-  Age
-  Ethnicity
-  Sexuality
-  Class and status
-  Physical ability/disability
-  Regional identity

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