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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  • Created on: 20-05-14 15:05
Regulation and Censorship can link to...
The effect of Globalisation
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A moral panic
Develops in three stages
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Medurst (1995) suggested that...
Stereotypes can be seen as a type of media shorthand so that texts can communicate information to the audience quickly
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Which theory/Issue and Debate pair is correct?
Stacey (1994) + Reality Television
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Post Colonialism is...
Concerned with the changing representation of ethnicities in the media
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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)
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Liberal Pluralism...
suggests the idea that media products are subject to the wishes of the audience
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According to semiotics, Sassure (1916) suggest there are three levels on which we read media products. The first level is...
Syntactic Level
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The second level on which we read media products is...
Representational Level
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The thrid and final level is...
Symbolic Level
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Structuralism: 'When a series of actions allow the audience to follow the details of the plot, allowing them to become absorbed in the narrative'. This is...
Action codes
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Structuralism 'whena plot is structured around a series of questions to maintain the audiences' interest in the product'. This is...
Enigmatic codes
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Structuralism: 'this involves identifying the product's major structuring themes, they are often expressed as binary opposites'. This is...
Symbolic codes
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is a perspective; recognise how a product may be interpreted differently
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The post-feminist theory, Butler (1995) argued that gender is physically rather than socially construed
False- the opposite is true
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How many issues and debates are there?
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Which theory/Issue and Debate pair is correct?


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Post Colonialism is...


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