Quotes

Useful Quotes by Theorists

These will help to clarify some key Media Studies concepts, you should try to memorise a few, thinking about how you could include at least one of them in each of the Section B essay questions (although they are just as useful for Section A too).

Hegemony

“The systems of power cannot be maintained by force alone. People have to do things, willingly and happily to keep the powerful people on top.” Gramsci Continue reading “Quotes”

MEST 3 Revision Checklist

ISSUES/DEBATES

  • Representation and Stereotyping
  • Media effects
  • Reality TV
  • News Values
  • Moral Panics
  • Post 9/11 and the media
  • Ownership & Control
  • Regulation and Censorship
  • Media Technology and the digital revolution – changing technologies in the 21st century
  • The effects of globalisation on the media

Theories

  • Semiotics
  • Structuralism & Post-Structuralism
  • Postmodernism and its critiques
  • Gender and ethnicity
  • Marxism & Hegemony
  • Liberal Pluralism
  • Colonialism & Post-colonialism
  • Audience theories
  • Genre theories

…make sure you have some keywords/theorists for each one so that you can apply to whichever texts appear in Section A, or in response to typical Section B questions.