Mass Media: Representations of age

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1. What is meant by the stereotype of the elderly "mentally challenged"?

  • elderly who are forgetful/be fuddled to those who are feeble minded or severely confused. growing old involves the loss/at least the decline of peoples mental functions
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2. How are children being encouraged to pester parents?

  • TV advertising and film merchandising
  • peer groups
  • magazines

3. Which group did Cohen say had been the focus of moral panics?

  • teenagers
  • young afro caribbean males
  • muslims

4. What is meant by the stereotype of the elderly "enjoying a second childhood"?

  • sometimes films/TV show the more affluent elderly attempting to relive their adolescence and engaging in activities that they have always longed to do before they die
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5. What is meant by the stereotype of the elderly "infantile"?

  • media portray them as children who need to be treated as such/as helpless and dependent on other younger members of the family/society
  • (using for definition purposes)

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