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Social class

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  • Media representations of social class focuses on the working class in particular traditional working class communities. E.g. EastEnders and Coronation Street
  • Nostalgic view of working class community life, no longer experienced by most working class people.
  • Linked to social problems related to scrounging from welfare or criminal activities.
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Devereux (2008)

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  • Media representations of working class falling into two categories:
    • Positive portrayals of 'happy' and 'deserving' poor people
    • Negative images of people on benefits
  • Research examines way certain groups like 'chavs' become target of media-generated moral panics.
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