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What is the role of the mass media in the socialisation process?. Learning objective: To examine the media’s role in the socialisation process. Socialisation.
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Learning objective: To examine the media’s role in the socialisation process
Gunter pointed out that the media’s influence may be subtle, and if repeated over time certain stereotypes can be promoted, such as Fairy showing women over generations doing the washing up.
I\'ve been seeing a girl behind my girlfriend\'s back. Is it possible to love two women at the same time?
I\'m 17. I\'ve been with my girlfriend for just over a year and I\'ve never been happier. She is lovely and the kindest, sweetest person that I\'ve ever met. She\'s always telling me how much she loves me and I feel the same.
Last week we had a work experience girl start at work for a week. She\'s 16. I didn\'t look twice at her at first. She wanted to be my friend on Facebook so I added her. I also added her on MSN.
She then also asked for my mobile number. I didn\'t see any harm in it until she told me that she fancied me. I was shocked at first but I was also extremely flattered. I saw her Facebook pictures and she looks totally different out of her work clothes.
I couldn\'t stop thinking about her. She asked me to cheat on my girlfriend with her and after work one day we went to a park where we hugged and kissed.
It was amazing but I thought it was a one-off as I didn\'t think I\'d be seeing her again. Now my boss has offered her a Saturday job. This girl is starting to get upset because I told her I can\'t be with her all the time.
I don\'t want to hurt my girlfriend. She would be devastated. My dad cheated on my mum in the past and everyone has always said how much I\'m like him.
Now it seems that I am just as bad as he is. I really don\'t know what to do.
What advice would you offer?
A young person interested in dance music and clubbing might ‘learn’ about this scene first of all from glossy dance music magazines. Real-life experience might lead this view to be adapted or replaced. But the magazines would still exert an influence by associating the lifestyle with glamour, or drugs or whatever.
Explain briefly one way in which the mass media can spread ideas about modern lifestyles