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Representation - Definition

The way in which key groups or aspects of society are presented by the media, e.g. gender, race, age, the family, etc.
Literally, a re-representation or constructed version of that which is shown.

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What did Hall say representation is?

The construction of meaning through signs that we understand

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What idea did Hall put forward?

That representation is the way in which meanings are produced through the signs and codes that are a part of media language.

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What did Hall say about stereotyping?

Stereotyping reduces people to a few simple, recognisable characteristics.
Stereotyping tends to occur where there are inequalities of power e.g minority groups in society may often be represented as 'other' and 'different'.

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Theory in a nutshell

Media language is used to create representations. Stereotyping is often used to assert power.