Cultural research:

“my voice has been disrespected what seems like hundreds of times. Ive been told by adults that i’m not ready to vote even though I keep up with politics, and I’m sure of my beliefs. I’ve been told to stop fighting for equality because I have a little voice and it won’t fix anything. The difference is, no one would say those things to an adult.”

“All teens are asked this, “what do you know? How could you know this? You’re only a teenager.” We are asked this when we talk about politics, education, even with what we want to do with our lives because we’re ‘too young to understand'”

Academic Research:

Youth in society 2004

‘According to Flynn et al highlights the work of Griffin who believes..’

“‘youth’ is… treated as a key indicator of the state of the nation . . .:it is expected to reflect the cycle of boos and troughs in the economy; shifts in cultural values over sexuality, morality d family life; and changes in class relations, concepts of nationhood, and in occupational structures. Young people are assumed to hold the key to the nations future, and the treatment and management of ‘youth’ is expected to provide the solution to a notions ‘problems’ from ‘drug abuse’, ‘hooliganism and ‘teenage pregnancy’ to inner city ‘riots'”

Flynn, R ,Roche, J,Tucker, S Thompson, R  (2004) Youth In Society 2nd edition: Sage Publications page 10


Daren Garratt

“when a highly visible youth group emerges, the media stereotypes that follow it ensure it will come to be seen as threat to society” page 145

“the notion of youth and the culture and sub-cultures it creates and claims for itself, has proved to be a constant source of bewilderment, fear, and possibly envy, for adult society. But why is it that, once young people form themselves, into highly visible groups, they are suddenly seen as ‘problematic’?”

Flynn, R ,Roche, J,Tucker, S Thompson, R (2004) Youth In Society 2nd edition: Sage Publications page 145

“But what exactly is the problem here? is it young people themselves, or adult society that perceives them as a threat, vilifying them accordingly”

Flynn, R ,Roche, J,Tucker, S Thompson, R  (2004) Youth In Society 2nd edition: Sage Publications page 145

“The media has continually portrayed the young as something to be feared and envied”

Flynn, R ,Roche, J,Tucker, S Thompson, R (2004) Youth In Society 2nd edition: Sage Publications page 149


Understanding the media

“media often use stereotypes stereotypes to typify particular social groups as a form of shorthand”

Hart, A, (1991) Understanding The Media 1st edition: Routledge page 83 


Mass communication

“The more important the media are to people, the more likely they are to attract positive or negative value judgement about content or about the practice itself”

Mcquail, D, (1994) Mass Communication Theory 3rd edition: Sage Publications page 312


Media studies The essential introduction for WJEC

“On the whole the way young people are represented in the media is largely negative. The common stereotypes which are frequently associated with the young include yobbish and antisocial behaviour, gang culture, disrespect for elders, drink and drug abuse, and teen pregnancies”

Bateman, A, Benyahia, S.C, Mortimer, C, Wall, P (2011) A2 Media studies:The essential introduction for WJEC 1st edition: Routledge 

“It is an old adage in press that bad news helps to sell newspapers and so the newspapers , especially those with a right-leaning political slant, are quick to latch onto these negative representations, but the consequence of this is the establishment of a narrow stereotype which is applied young people and the consequence of this is that more positive representations of young people are harder to find”

Bateman, A, Benyahia, S.C, Mortimer, C, Wall, P (2011) A2 Media studies:The essential introduction for WJEC 1st edition: Routledge 

“positive representations of young people are harder to find. However, they do exist, often in connection with examination success or when young teenagers gain entry into top university’s”

Bateman, A, Benyahia, S.C, Mortimer, C, Wall, P (2011) A2 Media studies:The essential introduction for WJEC 1st edition: Routledge 

 

“People who have never interacted with a black family in their communities more easily embrace what the media tells them. The most negative impact is upon black individuals themselves.”

“In worst case scenarios, black boys and men actually internalize biases and stereotypes and, through their behavior, reinforce and even perpetuate the misrepresentations. They become victims of perception.”

Donaldson, L (2015) When the media misrepresents black men, the effects are felt in the real world [online] 12/08/15 at https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/aug/12/media-misrepresents-black-men-effects-felt-real-world


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