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Today we looked at how men and women are represented in the media. I asked you to do some research paying particular attention to stereotypes, archetypes and their antithesis, i.e. the reverse-stereotype (what we would not expect to see).
In previous lessons we looked at how a particular group or occupation were represented, for example, the police. How they are represented on TV might be different to how they are represented in a quality daily newspaper.
Remember also, previous work we did on representation and how mediation works. This is where the real image is altered or distorted by a third party (the media) before it reaches us. Sometimes this is obvious, whilst at other times it is much more subtle.