media language

BARTHES

The cultural work done in the past by gods and epic sagas is now done by laundry detergent commercials and comic-strip characters

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"...a truly insightful book which addresses important changes in today’s media landscape"

Sonia Livingstone: LSE

Barthes revelled in popular culture, analysing anything and everything from wrestling to horoscopes, from car adverts to political news, and, contrary to received academic opinion in the 1950s, Barthes also suggested that mass media forms affected a deep ideological presence whose scope and influence far outstripped the reach of other cultural forms.

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Barthes: connotation and anchorage

Flipped learning/revision worksheet that explores basic Barthes concepts.

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Barthes: the five code symphony

Revision worksheet that helps students apply Barthes 5 code symphony.

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Barthes: how media texts create ideology

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1.3 Discuss it: ideology and the media

Class discussion sheet that diagnose the ideological impact of the media.

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Analysis power up revision mat

Poster/mat designed to help students improve their analytical writing

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Barthes: the five code symphony

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1.1 Barthes: print set text analysis help sheet

A print analysis sheet that identifies connotation and anchorage.

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1.4 Barthes: set text ideology analysis sheet

Analysis sheet that explores the impact of message reduction.

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Barthes: connotation and anchorage

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Barthes: how media texts create ideology

Revision worksheet outlining how media texts create ideologies.

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1.2 Barthes: five code symphony analysis

Analysis sheet that applies Barthes five codes to set texts.

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