“Media representations of age and disability are very limited and unrealistic of what occurs in the real world”. To what extent do sociological arguments and evidence support this view?

“Media representations of age and disability are very limited and unrealistic of what occurs in the real world”. To what extent do sociological arguments and evidence support this view? (33 Marks)

I can't remember what i got on this essay, but it was definetely above a C!

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"Media representations of age and disability are very limited and unrealistic of what
occurs in the real world". To what extent do sociological arguments and evidence
support this view? (33 Marks)

Research which has been conducted by many sociologists supports the view that the
representations of age and disability, by…

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There are also many unrealistic, and at times limited, representations of age within the
media. For some of the age groups, the representations are negative; these include
young adults/ adolescence and older adults. Due to these negative media stereotypes,
these age groups have experienced negative stereotypes. Older adults have tended…

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other sociologists would argue that these portrayals are a result of certain stereotypes
being attached to disability and certain age groups.




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