Year 13 – Key Concepts – Representation

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Mulvey – Male Gaze

The Bechdel Test

The Female Gaze

Judith Butler – Queer Theory

Hebdidge and Subculture

Bell Hooks and the inconnectivity of race, class and gender


Create a ‘revision place mat’ to revise all aspects of representation theory.  It should be no bigger than an A4 sheet, so it can be stuck on a desk for later help.  It should have as much information as possible on it.  You can use colour, text boxes and images – it should be helpful to you, but able to be shared with others.

Here are some examples…

mat-4 mat-3 mat-2 mat-1


Year 12 – Music Video – Practice analysis

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Your turn…

How is power (or lack of it) represented in either of these videos?



Year 12 – Talking about representation

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Using the ‘Ways of talking about representation’ sheet – which can be found here:

Ways of describing Representation

answer the following question, using as much of the terminology as possible (don’t forget to talk about stereotypes).


Watch the Eric Prydz video again.  What representations are present in the video?  Why is the video effective?

Year 12 – Mrs Black’s work for Thursday

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Watch the videos and answer the following question

Which video has the most ‘truthful’ representation of youth in your opinion?

Use the following to help you:

The representation in the first video is

  • Modern
  • Traditional
  • Dominant
  • Alternative
  • Narrow
  • Dis/ empowering
  • Over/under-represented
  • Reinforcing/ subverting a stereotype
  • AVOID Positive/ Negative


The powerpoint from class is here: agepresentation-older3-160205154726 (1)

Year 12 – Representation – Taylor Swift

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Prep – Wednesday 27th September.

You need to watch the video below and complete the following question:


“In the video for ‘Look what you made me do’ Taylor Swift represents the genders in a positive way.”  Do you agree with this statement?  Give evidence to back up your opinion. Is the video an example of ‘male gaze’?  Give evidence to back up your opinion. 400-500 words (2 sides hand written, 1-1.5 sides typed).

Year 12 – Representation of Gender

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There is some fruity language in the following video – but it explains Male Gaze well 🙂



In pairs create a detailed presentation (similar to the ‘representation of masculinity’ one above) or note sheet, covering the representation of femininity.  Marks and credits will be awarded for detail and construction.  You will not have to present it to the class, but Mrs B show the best ones!

Minimum requirement slides:

  • Typical female
  • Dominant female stereotypes
  • Evolution of woman – historical contexts
  • 2 x case studies (with clips)


Year 12 – Representation – Construction task

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Your task:

Taking the photo you have chosen, show how representation changes the viewers’ perception.  You will select, omit and construct from your photo to create the following versions:

  1. Select and omit a part of the photo which if seen on its own, would completely change the meaning of it.

  2. Add something to the photo to completely change it’s meaning.

  3. Put a filter across the photo to completely change the meaning.

  4. Add text to the photo to make it an advert.

  5. Add text to the photo to make it a film poster (meaning should be opposite of 4).

Your work will be displayed on an A3 piece of paper and you should be prepared to justify your choices to the rest of the class.