Evaluation Question 2: How does your media product represent particular social groups?
My media product represents a white male lower middle class social group between the ages of 18 and 25 – although my media product represents this social group, there will be others that are sometimes represented that do not necessarily fit into this group (for example, sometimes black people may be represented, or sometimes people may be older than 25 etc.). My product represents people that aspire to be famous, and want to make new experimental sounds and unique music. It also represents the people that are famous. My product also represents people that are young, confident, upcoming artists. These representations are constructed in a variety of ways. Some of the ways they are represented are the following:
On my front cover there is a white lower middle class person between the ages of 18 and 25 who looks like he is an aspiring upcoming artist. He looks as if he is an upcoming artist because he looks young and confident. In my contents page the image creates a representation of young, confident upcoming artists. The image creates the representation that they are confident and upcoming artists because they are performing in front of a crowd and look as if they have a good stage presence. In the double page spread, the representation of young, confident upcoming artists is followed up as there is another photo of them performing. Also, a representation of a white middle class social group has been created because all of the people in the band featured are white and by the clothes they are all wearing you can confidently predict that they are lower middle class because they do not look working class yet they do not look middle class – therefore they must be lower middle class. There is also in the double page spread a representation of people that want to create new unique sound and music because of the language that has being used.