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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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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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normative theory

Overview page. Subjects: Media Studies — Sociology.

(social science) Ways of framing a social phenomenon (such as communication or the mass media) based on norms: such as assumptions, expectations, or prescriptions concerning functions it...

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