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Stuart Hall: Representation & the Media

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Stuart Hall: Representation & the Media


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In this accessible introductory lecture, Hall focuses on the concept of "representation", one of the key ideas of media and cultural studies. He shows how reality is never experienced directly, but always through the symbolic categories made available by society. He examines gender and racial stereotyping in the media.

SECTIONS: Visual Representation & the Contemporary World / An Old View: Representation as reflection/distortion of reality / A New View: Representation as constitutive / Culture as Primary / Conceptual Maps: Classifying the world / Language & Communication / Reality & Discourse / The Practices of Signification / Meaning & Absence / Identity, Identification & the Viewer / Meaning is Interpretation / Ideology and Power Fix Meaning / Contesting Stereotypes: Positive representations / Contesting Stereotypes: Taking images apart / What is at Stake in Representation?


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