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. A moral panic

  • Develops in three stages
  • Is not part of a theory
  • Conveys representaions
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2. The post-feminist theory, Butler (1995) argued that gender is physically rather than socially construed

  • False- the opposite is true
  • True- gender roles were found to be uninfluenced by the media

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

  • True
  • False

4. Who argued that the meaning audiences place on celebrities is linked to the pleasure gained through fantasising about escaping the confines of their own lives?

  • Stacey (1994)
  • Dyer (2004)
  • Chomsky and Herman (1988)

5. 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


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