Media Theories & Issues and Debates

A quiz designed to test your knowledge of the theories & Issues and Debates that are relevant for the A2 paper.

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1. Post-structuralism...

  • an Issue and Debate concerning how ethnicities are represented
  • is a perspective; recognise how a product may be interpreted differently
  • a theory; suggests that a products interpretation change according to the codes present
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2. Structuralism 'whena plot is structured around a series of questions to maintain the audiences' interest in the product'. This is...

  • Enigmatic codes
  • Action codes
  • Symbolic codes

3. Liberal Pluralism...

  • suggests the idea that media products are subject to the wishes of the audience
  • suggests the idea that the media manipulates the audience to prevent rebellion
  • Suggests the idea that government contrainsts and concerns don't limit the inclusiveness of the media

4. Which theory/Issue and Debate pair is correct?

  • Stacey (1994) + Reality Television
  • Anderson and Dill (2000-2006) + Social-learning perspective
  • Cohen (1972) Queer Theory

5. Structuralism: Barthes (1974) argued that narrative codes are identifiable across a range of media products.

  • True
  • False

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