Sociology- mass media

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GCSE Sociology Mind Map on Sociology- mass media, created by rionn on 04/14/2014.

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1 Mass communication: reaching out to an audience of thousands or perhaps millions
1.1 Technological change: changing technology communication over time, e.g. television
2 Blog: web based comment by amateurs and professional writers, like the 'weblog'
2.1 Survey: a research tool, questionnaires or interviews
2.1.1 Agency of social change: influencing social attitudes and government policy Social class: people hang the same social class, e.g. same income Ethnicity: the classification of people into groups that share the same culture, history and identity
3.1 Pluralism: theories about the mass media that see competition as a healthy sign of working democracy
3.2 Marxist: someone who believes the ideas made by Karl Marx, e.g. the society as being based on social class in a capitalist system
3.3 Elite: a small dominant group that might own or control the media
3.4 World view: a general view of the way that society works
3.5 Tabloid: popular newspaper generally published in a smaller format than the so called 'quality press'
3.6 Neo-liberalism: a political approach based on the belief that governments should limit their activity to maintaing 'law and order'. in particular, governments should not interfere with market forces un the economy
4 Propaganda: the selection and control of information usually made by politicians
4.1 Freedom of speech: the democratic principle that protects legitimate comment regarding the actions of the government or matter of the public interest
4.1.1 Censorship: preventing certain information from becoming public knowledge Bias: not taking a neutral view but favouring one side of an argument or debate Gatekeeper: one who has editorial control over media content Spin: managing the message to influence the way that events are reported image: the identity that individuals wish to be presented as to the world, looking up to their example (role model) and copying what they see
5 Socialisation: the lifelong process of learning skills, customs, attitude, norms and values of your culture
5.1 Stereotype: simple fixed mental image of a grip of people generally based on the behaviour of individuals from a group
5.1.1 World information order: information is now available almost instantly in a global marketplace Global culture: the idea that many cultures values are now shown and shared by people across the world Media imperialism: the idea that western cultures are valued by a dominant media empire
6 Mass culture:the transmission of cultural values through mass media of communication, e.g. televise
6.1 Substitute hearth: the idea that the television is replaced by the fireplace and is set as the main focus in the living room
6.1.1 Ofcom:the independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communication industries
7 Media stereotype: simple media based image on prejudice
7.1 Cumulative effect: long periods of exposure to particular media messages
7.1.1 Lads' magazine: publication aimed at young males, often containing images of women shown as sex objects Social construct: patterns of behaviour based on norms and expectations from society, for example masculinity and femininity Norms and expectations:generally accepted and expected patterns of behaviour in a particular society MASCULINE, aggressive, ambitious, assertive, leadership, independence FEMININE, affectionate, compassionate, sensitive, loyal, shy

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