Ethnicity Representations in the Media

50 %
50 %
Information about Ethnicity Representations in the Media

Published on February 28, 2014

Author: Jaskirt


Representation Ethnicity

Ethnicity Dictionary Definition • 1. relating to or characteristic of a human group having racial, religious, linguistic, and certain other traits in common • 2. relating to the classification of mankind into groups, esp on the basis of racial characteristics • 3. denoting or deriving from the cultural traditions of a group of people: the ethnic dances of Slovakia • 4. characteristic of another culture: the ethnic look ; ethnic food • Your ethnicity is defined by your cultural identity which may demonstrate itself through customs, dress, food. Ethnicity suggests an identity that is based on a sense of place, ideology or religion. You can be British but of Jewish ethnicity.

Ethnic Breakdown in UK

Stereotypes of Ethnicity • • • • • Alvarado’s (1987) stereotypes in the representation of ethnicity and race; EXOTIC DANGEROUS PITIED HUMOUROUS. A recent revision of this has added the SEXUALISED stereotype

Change • Representation of people from other cultures in the media has changed dramatically since earlier days where they were defined in their potential for comedy and ‘foreignness’ • Fawlty Towers:

Otherness • People from other cultures still tend to be defined by their ‘otherness’. This can be see as either positive or negative.

Stereotypes and mis-representation • Some stereotypes and mis-representations can be dangerous as the representation that is constructed by the media is often the only experience of these cultures some audiences will have.

Young Blacks • Young black people have been demonised by some areas of the media and are presented as linked to violence and gang culture

Tokenism • Some programmes have representations of ethnic minorities. These tend to focus on the stereotypical aspects of that culture, for example arranged marriages. Do you have any examples?

Question • How are ethnic groups represented in the music industry? Back up your points with specific examples

Task Find examples of ethnic minorities in the media for each of these categories • • • • • EXOTIC DANGEROUS PITIED HUMOUROUS. SEXUALISED

Big Fat Gypsy • Clip • How is this ethnicity represented in this programme. • How is the representation constructed? • Does it use stereotypes or challenge the stereotypes

Add a comment

Related pages

Age, Social Class, Ethnicity, Gender, Sexuality ...

After studying this section, you should be able to understand: mass media representations of gender; theoretical perspectives on media representations of ...
Read more

Race & Ethnicity | The Critical Media Project

race & ethnicity; gender; lgbtq; class; asian/pacific islander; ... For more information about media representations of specific races and ethnicities, ...
Read more

Media Representations of Ethnic Groups - APS Homepage

Media Representations of Ethnic Groups ... • media education should be made widely available for parents as well as for children.
Read more

Representation of Ethnicity | AS Media Revision

For your exam. In examining representations of ethnicity we need to consider… •Who is represented, and who isn’t represented: For example ...
Read more

Media Representation -

Media Representation. ... Such representations may be in speech or writing as well as still or moving pictures. ... Age, Gender and Ethnicity ...
Read more

Representation of Ethnicity in the Media Today by Shannon ...

Representation of Ethnicity in the Media Today ... from "Daily Star" and "Daily Express" offer binary oppositional representations of ethnicity. ...
Read more

Representation of ethnicity in the media by Asli Yousef on ...

Representation of ethnicity in the media. ... How representation of ethnicity have changed in the media. ... Representations of mediqa have ...
Read more

What are the problems with representations of ethnic ...

What are the problems with representations of ethnic minorities in ... often problematic representations of minorities in the media, ... or ethnicity ...
Read more

CI5472 Teaching Film, Television, and Media

Media representations are the ways in which the media portrays particular groups, communities, experiences ... Teaching Activities. Home | ...
Read more