Media - Representation - Age (Youth).

Representation of young people - key theory and examples:

There are several theorists who you can refer to if you get a question on the representation of age, specifically to the representation of youth. Here's a quick recap:

  • Hebdige (1979):

    - Youth subcultures – Challenge hegemony through expression
    - Limited to either trouble or fun, no in-between
    - Representation is NOT REALITY
    - Producers believe it would be boring to show teenagers or youth hard working, fade into the background
    - But this makes the adult audience believe that


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