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MEDIA CONTENT,REPRESENTATION ANDIDEOLOGY
MEDIA REPRESENTATIONSMedia representationsare the ways in which the mediaportrays particular groups, communities, experiences, ideas, or topics from aparticular ideological or value perspective.Rather than examining media representations as simply reflecting ormirroring "reality," we examine how media representations serve to "re-present" or to actually create a new reality.Sociologists are interested in ways the media representpeople based on:GenderRaceClassSexual orientation
Media and ideologyIdeology is the system of meaning that helps define and explain the world and that makes avalue judgment about that world. Other words: worldview, beliefs, valuesReality/things essentially have no permanent meaning in themselves and they can meandifferent things to different people. Ideology guides individuals or societies in their attemptto give meaning to reality.How to think about ideologyA set of underlying principles that could make Americans look at reality different from theRussians, Japanese Chinese or North Koreans?

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