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  1. There Should be no Censorship in the UK. Assess the Arguments For and Against this View

    However, when points such as those just stated are made, we must remember that sometimes the maturity levels of some individuals are not fully developed, such as that of children, to enable them to make the choice for themselves as to whether a topic such as violence is acceptable to be promoted in films etc... Some would argue for censorship that children have the right to be protected from sources of adult material until they are old enough to understand properly and make up their own minds.

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  2. There should be no censorship in the United Kingdom. Discuss arguments for and against the statement.

    For example why was there no public enquiry into the foot and mouth crisis? Was it perhaps to retain the government's popularity and withhold the actual figures that reveal the extent of the disaster. Perhaps censorship is used to the advantage of the government to give us enough truth to keep us satisfied, but deny us the full picture. Broadcasters have to conform to directions of censorship applied by a watching body. For example the nine o'clock watershed exists on our television. Nine o'clock is universally known as the point where more adult explicit material can be shown on television as it is thought that children will not watch television at this time of night.

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  3. What is stereotyping?

    Stereotypes are inflexible and they are learned quickly from family, friends, coworkers and the media. It leads to inflexible categories on our minds and hearts. The most powerful source of stereotypes is our own negative experiences. I have been stereotyped many times by the people on my way back home - on railway station, school, by taxi drivers etc. However, I never cared what people thought about me being an Indian because that used to distract my mind. There is this one incident that my friend happened to tell me, just recently, when I came to the United States.

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  4. How far do the sources taken together support the view that 'it was mainly the media who turned the Kray Twins from villains into heroes'?

    In a way Jones is trying to make acceptance of the Krays behaviour because of their background, and because of the conditions in which they were brought up and the people who they mixed with, these were good enough excuses for the crimes, which they committed. Another source that suggests the media glamorised the Krays is source 4. It shows the promotional front cover of the video of the film 'The Krays'. The cover shows Gary Kemp, who played Ronnie Kray holding a gun.

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  5. Asylum Seekers and Refugees Activity Sequence

    I conveyed my attitude towards asylum seekers and refugees by taking part in an attitude continuum. I place myself in the number 7 spot 3 places away from being totally sympathetic (10) and 7 spaces away from having a hostile attitude (1). I placed my self here because I believe that as a Christian we should help any one in need and provide refuge for them. However I also feel that we should help the homeless and needy in our own country first.

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  6. Censorship is a form of protection. Discuss.

    Without censorship anything would go any time, So lets have a look at what's on without censorship, the Teletubbies could have great big battles with each other or go hunting and shoot the rabbits and on an educational note they could demonstrate how to skin and gut the rabbits for the kids at home. Later on in the day the Weakest Link could become the nude Weakest Link where Anne Robinson could prance about in a PVC catsuite and give a good old S&M style spanking to the person voted the Weakest link, and I don't think any body wants to Anne Robinson in the Buff?

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  7. Assess cultural pessimist views of the new media

    Cultural pessimists argue new media is still run by and for the benefit of major corporations. JENKINS argues cross-media ownership benefits big media companies. The Internet is dominated by a small number of media companies like AOL (owned by Time Warner), which is US main Internet service provider. Most of the Internet is controlled by the big entertainment, press, telecommunications companies, making it easy for them to cross-promote products. CURRAN found that ¾ of most visited news websites are affiliated with the largest media corporations. Cultural pessimists thus criticise new media for still being based around consumption and profit-making.

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  8. Assess the ways gender and sexuality are represented in the mass media

    However, he acknowledges that contraception is seen as female responsibility, while men are seen as pursuers of women. Representation of gay teenagers is extremely limited, although there are positive tendencies. More importantly, sexually active girls are represented as a problem and are usually a subject of moral panics, whereas boys are represented as naturally sexually active, which signifies existence of double standards in representations of sexuality. Homosexuality is increasingly visible in the media, signifying gradual shift in attitudes towards homosexuality, according to GAUNTLETT.

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  9. Assess the postmodernist views of the mass media.

    PM argue the society today is media-saturated. BAUDRILLARD argues the media messages dominate and distort the perception of the world. People live media-led virtual lives, spending time on social networks (eg. Twitter) or playing such video games as Second Life. Media-saturated society had created increasing uncertainty in the world by making it hard to discern reality from fantasy. BAUDRILLARD notes people are bombarded with the mass media daily. As a result, the media define our sense of reality and self-perception. To support, BAUMANN suggests people live in a liquid modernity, where we base our identity around consumption, and pick n mix identities.

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  10. Do Video Games Develop Important Skills For Me?

    There have always been speculations onto how video games have affected us mentally from the violence that is shown on some games, and physically as exercising is becoming less apparent when you do not have to move your body around, only your hands. Post modernity applies to this as a new way for people to gain skills that apply to everyday life such as reading ? As I may play, some adventure games forces me to read carefully when playing games, and by practise, my reading will improve as reading carefully in video games will help me solve problems which may be untaken in a game.

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  11. Television and How it Affects Society

    This is what I call the Sleeper Curve: the most debased forms of mass diversion?video games and violent television dramas and juvenile sitcoms?turn out to be nutritional after all.? (133) Johnson also stated ?I believe that the Sleeper Curve is the single most important new force altering the mental development of young people today, and I believe it is largely a force for good: enhancing our cognitive faculties, not dumbing them down.? (133) Some of the shows on television can be good, for example educational shows like on the History channel.

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  12. Discuss what psychological research has told us about some of the media influences on anti-social behaviour and educational choices.

    Philips (1983) examined crime statistics for the 10-day period following televised heavyweight boxing contest, and found a significant rise in the number of murders during that period. (There was no such rise after American football was on.) Bandura?s Social Learning Theory supports the view that children learn specific acts of aggression and also learn increased aggressiveness through imitating models, even when the models are not real people. A group of students has been asked to produce a short film to encourage more school leavers to apply for science degree courses at university instead of arts- based courses.

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  13. Assess the Functionalist Theory of Culture essay

    This helps to safeguard individuals and society conflict. Functionalists believe that everything in society has a function and that everything has to work together in order to make society harmonious. Other theorists such as Marxists have different views on culture. I will be exploring whether the functionalist theory is what actually happens in society or if other theories, like Marxism, are more closely related. Durkheim believed that the key features of society is orderly and harmonious.

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  14. Mary Tyler Moore and Feminism

    The Mary Tyler Moore Show aired from September 19, 1970 to March 19, 1977 on CBS and was the first television series that portrayed an independent career woman as the lead character. Her character?s name was Mary Richards and she was a young woman in her thirties who was starting over after a break-up. She lived with her boyfriend previously whom she helped through medical school until he received his degree and then left her. She moved to Minneapolis where she wanted to start a new life and make it on her own which is where the show successfully portrays a strong person determined to succeed.

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