Key Sociologists for the Media Unit Quiz

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

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1. Sparks

  • globalisation is a more fashionable term for cultural imperialism
  • TV programmes, such as soaps, divert attention away from the unfair nature of society
  • 7/9 Asian countries studied broadcast more locally produced TV than imported TV
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2. Miliband

  • media is the new 'opium of the people'
  • the mass media has been liberated from the media barons
  • TV programmes, such as soaps, divert attention away from the unfair nature of society

3. Van Dijk

  • 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
  • women and men have similar skills and abilities in films

4. Abercrombie

  • women and men have similar skills and abilities in films
  • there has been a significant increase in the proportion of main female characters
  • moral panics, especially the Mods and Rockers

5. Cohen

  • moral panics, especially the Mods and Rockers
  • 7/9 Asian countries studied broadcast more locally produced TV than imported TV
  • there has been a significant increase in the proportion of main female characters

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