The analysis reveals that young people view their identities as complex, contradictory and diverse, and demonstrate a reflexive awareness of their own sense of self as a phenomenon which is personally constructed, continually revised and displayed to others.
The study highlights the importance of role models, and how individuals understand their own identities, more strongly than previous studies of young people and the media.
It suggests that the media functions as a resource young people use to conceptualise and formulate their present identities, as well as articulate possible future selves.
Young People, Identity, and the Media; Fatima Awan. PhD research project, 2007. Abstract.
What this means is what we can see in this image:
Everyone deserves to be able to envision themselves clearly, in fantasies and escapism, in the past, the present, and the future.
Medievalpoc articles tagged “representation”.
"Everyone deserves to be able to envision themselves clearly, in fantasies and escapism, in the past, the present, and the future."
Bold, underline and italicized because it is so perfect.
"Mommy, Guinevere looks like me!"
Uhh, yeah a bit.
this is why all sorts of representation is important. i dont know this little girl, but i want this little girl to be psyched to jump into entertainment as escapism.
Imagine a world of inclusive escapism.
What I really really loved about Merlin is that literally I don’t think anyone cared or questioned that Guinevere was black. It was great. Also that show in general was great, but having Angel play Guinevere was particularly great!