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Hyper-reality Theory

Some media texts are presented with a sense of hyper-realism, that is slightly more than just realistic.

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Marxist

Marxist believe that certain texts are made in order to dupe the audience into believing a certain thing, for example to convince the working classes that their lives are okay.

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Representations

The way a media text is presented to the audience.

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Mediation

Communication; how something is made affects its purpose; the reconciliation of two opposing forces by a mediating object.

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Uses and Gratifications Theory

The way in which the audience uses the media.
Diversion - escapism
Personal relationships - using the media for emotional and substituting everyday life (such as Soap Opera)
Personal Identity - finding yourself reflected in texts, learning behaviour from texts
Surveillance - information that could be useful for living (such as weather reports, financial news)

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Dehumanisation

The act of degrading a certain group by presenting them as inferior.

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Cage theory

Daniel Chandler believes that our sense of identity is made up of four parts: class, age, gender and ethnicity.

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Postmodernist

Postmodernists believe that there is no cultural identity anymore as Britain has become so diverse.

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Propaganda

A piece of media with the aim to make the receiver believe what the media institution wants them to.

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Americanisation

The belief that everything in our culture has started to become very influenced by America.

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Cultural Homogenisation

Postmodernists believe that there is non cultural diversity or national identity in Britain.

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Passive audience

An audience that merely observes an event.

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Active audience

Observes the event and responds to it.

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Realism

Realistic texts that engage an audience.

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Deviance

Failure to conform to norms.

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Marginalisation

Making people believe that they are inferior than they actually are.

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Mirror Stage Theory

Those who can relate to certain representations in the media are more likely to be influenced by it.

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Globalisation

The belief that the media and its targeting methods have grown to a worldwide scale.

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Pluralists

Pluralists believe that the media only reflects what the audiences want to see as if they didn't then they'd go out of business.

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Demographic

A particular section of the audience.

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Ideology

Ideas and ideals of groups and individuals.

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Binary Opposites

The way opposites are used to create interest in media texts such as good and evil.

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Hypodermic Syringe Theory

The message of the media is directly received and accepted by the receiver.

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Moral Panic

A belief that the media starts moral panics and makes them worse after a significant event.