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cultural politics

Overview page. Subjects: Media Studies — Sport and Leisure.

In cultural studies, the issue, and study, of relationships between culture, subjectivity, ideology, and power: including issues of race, class, and gender. A key concern has been with...

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elaborated code

Overview page. Subjects: Media Studies — Sociology.

1. Within linguistic deficit theory, Bernstein's term for the relatively formal, abstract, flexible, and extended linguistic patterns argued to be largely limited to the...

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fandom

Overview page. Subjects: Media Studies — Sport and Leisure.

1. An interpretive community consisting of dedicated followers of any cultural phenomenon, such as a television series or serial or a particular film genre or film star.

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grand theory

Overview page. Subjects: Media Studies — Sociology.

Any theorizing involving a general explanation of society or human experience rather than the study of particular societies or experiences. Often used pejoratively within empiricist...

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hegemonic masculinity

Overview page. Subjects: Sociology — Media Studies.

The mythology of gender dominant within cultural representations of males, reflecting normative behavioural ideals for males in a culture in a particular period (regardless of the actual...

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Hilton, John (1880–1943), social scientist and broadcaster

Matthew Hilton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Radio; Sociology; Education; Economics. 1396 words.

Hilton, John (1880–1943), social scientist and broadcaster, was born at 14 Rumworth Street, Bolton, Lancashire, on 28 December 1880, the first son and the last of seven children of John...

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interviewer bias

Overview page. Subjects: Media Studies — Sociology.

A distortion of response related to the person questioning informants in research. The interviewer's expectations or opinions may interfere with their objectivity or interviewees may react...

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looking-glass self

Overview page. Subjects: Media Studies — Sport and Leisure.

A term introduced by Cooley to refer to the dependence of our social self or social identity on our appearance to others, especially significant others. Our self-concept or self image—the...

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marginalization

Overview page. Subjects: Sociology — Media Studies.

(sociology)

A spatial metaphor for a process of social exclusion in which individuals or groups are relegated to the fringes of a society, being denied economic, political, and/or...

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message

Overview page. Subjects: Media Studies — Sport and Leisure.

Variously, either a text, its content, or its meaning—referents which literalists tend to conflate (see also transmission models). In semiotics, messages are regarded as requiring encoding...

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