Mass Media In Sociology

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Academically, it has become widely accepted that the media plays a crucial role in the assimilation of migrants and ethnic minorities into their hosting societies. The members of the receiving society are influenced by the presentation of migrants in the media, while migrants through the use of mainstream and ethnic media.
As Lippmann defined it in 1922, the media (in this case specifically print media) creates certain images in our minds that vary somewhat from the world outside. Regularly, the main experience one has with a specific issue, territory, or social gathering is the mental picture that one makes about these aspects, and this is, to a great extent, filtered through the media. This limited experience is magnified by the highly complex …show more content…

This prompts the advancement of generalizations, which serve to characterize the personality of one's general public rather than another's, in other words, us vs. them, or to have the capacity to characterize one's individual place in the public eye and consequently to separate oneself from "the others". Luhmann reinforces this idea, by pointing out that generalizations perpetuate the picture of "us vs. the others," generalizations that are additionally created and shaped through the mass media. For Huntington, the separation of "intracivilizational us and extracivilizational them" is an important factor, as the development of an identity gives the community a sense of belonging a place, which recognizes the ‘us’ from the ‘them’ – one unable to exist without the other. Generalizations are additionally authored through the ethnocentric perspectives of social orders and are thusly taxanomized culturally. In such a case, whenever there is a scenario that challenges existing stereotypes, the premise of ‘our’ universe is shaken, to the point that societies must admit it is not the universe as …show more content…

For Bourdieu, writers' sincere beliefs or political introductions just assume a minor part in the way they exhibit news and, in any occasion, impact their decisions substantially less than they tend to accept. Besides, terrifying and misrepresented features alone can add to a negative picture of migrants and other outsiders. Thus, beneficiaries act as indicated by what they accept to be reality, with little thought of whether their apparent reality coordinates the "true"

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