Key Sociologists for the Media Unit Quiz

Match the sociologist to their quotation/perspective on the mass media

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1. Van Dijk

  • the inner-city riots in the 1980s were made to have a racial element to divert attention from the economic issues
  • women and men have similar skills and abilities in films
  • the working class are under represented and the upper class are over represented
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2. Bernstein

  • disabled people are presented as sinister, pitiable, pathetic, comedic, sexually abnormal and in need of a miracle cure
  • programmes about homosexuals were constructed by heterosexuals for heterosexuals
  • children are presented as innocent, teens are presented as rebellious whilst the elderly are presented as a burden

3. Butsch

  • the working class are under represented and the upper class are over represented
  • the inner-city riots in the 1980s were made to have a racial element to divert attention from the economic issues
  • there is overt and inferential racism in the media

4. McQueen

  • children are presented as innocent, teens are presented as rebellious whilst the elderly are presented as a burden
  • there is overt and inferential racism in the media
  • programmes about homosexuals were constructed by heterosexuals for heterosexuals

5. Gauntlett

  • the inner-city riots in the 1980s were made to have a racial element to divert attention from the economic issues
  • women and men have similar skills and abilities in films
  • there has been a significant increase in the proportion of main female characters

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