Theory: Identity and Difference
These pages are derived from a Communications Theory seminar in which students discussed elements of popular/media culture which are (or have been) personally meaningful to them. The themes shown on the primary page (above) are those which seemed to make up the 'core' of the reasons why people might identify with or relate to particular media figures.
The appeal of some media figures or icons was that they were seen as authentic – meaning that they were 'down to earth' and 'ordinary' ('one of us', perhaps), or that they were true to themselves and their beliefs.
This was given as one of the most important factors which made Embrace (right) special.