Communications 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.




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This is just the list of all of the key media figures who were discussed in the Communications Theory: Identity and Difference seminar, and so appear on the other pages within this site.


See: Self-expression; Sexual confusion; A redefined sense of family; Aspirational; Empowerment; Being different; Conflict with tradition.

Boy George See: Being different; Identification / relationship; Self-expression; Sexual confusion; Aspirational; Empowerment.
Pet Shop Boys See: Sexual confusion; Aspirational;
A redefined sense of family; Self-expression; Being different.
Wonder Woman and Superman See: Empowerment; Aspirational.
Embrace See: Authenticity; Identification / relationship.
Ritchey Manic See: Identification / relationship; Authenticity.
Pulp See: Being different; Sexual confusion; Aspirational; Geographical identification.
Anna from This Life See: Empowerment.
Sylvia Plath See: Self-expression.
Prodigy See: Conflict with tradition;
Drew Barrymore See: Empowerment.
Skid Row See: Conflict with tradition.
W. B. Yeats See: Geographical identification.
Minnie Driver See: Geographical identification.
Winnie the Pooh See: Geographical identification; Identification / relationship.
Elvis See: Identification / relationship; Authenticity.
My So-Called Life See: Identification / relationship; Authenticity; Sexual confusion; Being different; Conflict with tradition.

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