Chapter 5: Studying Media Representations
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[5.1] What Are Media Representations
[5.2] Representations of Gender, Race, and Class
[5.3] Representations of Different Cultures
[5.4] Studying Media Representations
[5.5] Teaching Analysis of Media Representations
[5.6] Representation and Censorship
[5.7] Representations and Idealization
[5.8] Studying Representations of Social Types or Groups
[5.8a] Representations of Femininity
[5.8c] Masculinity and Sports
[5.8d] Gays / Lesbians
[5.8e] Racial and Ethnic Groups
[5.9] Families and Age Groups
[5.11] Political Parties and Organizations
[5.13] Additional Web Resources
[5.14] Teaching Activities
[5.2.1] Most ads create idealized experiences associated with the uses of products, experiences that may not jive with alternative perspectives on these experiences.
[5.2.2] Click here for a discussion of the role of Disney in constructing their own representations of different realities.
[5.2.3] Media Watch: site devoted to challenging abusive media stereotypes
For further reading on media representations
Helsby, W. (Ed.). (2006). Understanding Representation. London: British Film Institute.