Additional Reading Articles

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Below are a number of articles you may want to read to add extra information to your essays. Reading around this subject is key to achieving a Level 4.

Rupert Murdoch is now an old man on a lonely throne at News Corp:

http://www.theguardian.com/media/2013/jun/02/rupert-murdoch-news-corp-lonely-throne?CMP=twt_fd

Stereotypes ‘makes teen feel they’re in the minority’

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-26230410

Negative stereotypes ‘hurting teenage job prospects’

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-26230410

Bernardos Research finds 54% of adults view children as “feral”

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7732290.stm

Attack The Block Additional Reading: Monsters, race, and the tower block

http://www.ejumpcut.org/currentissue/PalmerAttackBlock/index.html

BBC Guide to the Politics of Newspapers

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/8282189.stm

Past Essay Questions

Standard
  • What is collective identity and how is it mediated?

 

  • Analyse the ways in which he media represent groups of people

 

  • ‘Media representations are complex, not simple and straight forward’. How far do you agree with this statement in relation to the collective group you have studied.

 

  • With reference to any one group of people that you have studied, discuss how their identity has been ‘mediated’.

 

  • ‘The media do not construct collective identity; they merely reflect it.’ Discuss

 

  • Analyse the ways in which the media represent one group of people you have studied.

 

  • Discuss how one or more groups of people are represented through the media.

 

  • Explain the role played by the media in the construction of collective identity.

 

  • How do media representations influence collective identity? You may refer to one group of people or more in your answer.

 

  • Discuss the different ways in which groups of people are represented by the media. You may refer to one group of people or more in your answer.

 

  • Analyse the ways in which at lease one group of people is ‘mediated’.

 

  • Discuss the social implications on media in relation to collective identity. You may refer to one group of people or more in your answer.

 

  • Analyse the impact of media representation on the collective identity of one or more groups of people.

 

  • Compare the different ways in which one or more groups of people are represented.

 

  • Explain what is meant by ‘collective identity’ and the role of media in its construction.

 

  • ‘Media representations are just reflections of reality, not constructions or distortions.’ Discuss with reference to one or more groups of people.

 

  • Media and collective identity: how does one affect the other?

 

  • ‘Media simply represent collective identity, they don’t create it.’ How far do you agree with this statement? Make reference to one or more groups of people in your answer.

Section B Essay Structure

Standard

This structure is only a guide for your essay, if you want to break up the paragraphs further you can. If you want to change the order you can. You can also use just 1 contemporary text if you feel time is not on your side (Harry Brown OR Attack the Block).

 

Introduction – 

Introduce concept of Identity (Key theorist of your choice)

Introduce concept of British Youth as a Collective Identity, BRIEFLY mention texts (Ill Manors, Quadrophenia, Newspaper Riots, Gone Too Far, Future Tech)

 

Paragraph 1 –

Ill Manors Music Video/Film PEETA

Remember to include specific micro detail for the scene in your example

 

Paragraph 2 –

London Riots PEETA

Remember to include specific quotes in your newspaper examples

 

 

Paragraph 3 –

 

Historical Riots Newspapers PEETA

Remember to include specific quotes in your newspaper examples

 

Paragraph 4 –

Quadrophenia PEETA

Remember to include specific micro detail for the scene in your example

 

Paragraph 5 –

Gone too Far/Some People Do Nothing + Future Technology PEETA

Remember to include specific micro detail for the scene in your example, and specific case studies for your digital/future technology

 

Conclusion –

Conclude with an identity theorist if you can and make sure you refer back to the question.