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REPRESENTATION

developing understanding of theory

STARTER
List the main representations we might expect to explore in the media Now list possible collective identities which we might explore Finally, list theories which might be useful when discussing representation and collective identity in the media

LO

To examine representation theory and apply it with confidence using appropriate media terminology

STAR THEORY
What is a star? How are stars created? What is the difference between being famous and being a star? Is being a star the same as being a celebrity? How are stars represented technically and ideologically? How are stars received by the a public?

TRIANGLE OF POWER

Who has more power?

THE RELATIONSHIP
What is the relationship between the Star and the Media? What is the relationship between the Star and the Audience? What is the relationship between the Media and the Audience?

In answering the question try to use examples and appropriate media terminology.

TASK

USE THE SHEET read, discuss and then complete the task working in pairs or groups of three

HW
Choose a representation or collective identity Develop research ensuring that you have a range of texts Take a theoretical approach using theory: representation, star, feminism, semiotics and/or other appropriate theories. Produce an essay of no less than 500 words which explores this representation/CI in detail using PEE

Title: How is the representation or collective identity constructed in the the group you have chosen?