The Labeling Theory and Media Stereotypes of the Elderly According to Cecilia Phenix, in her article, “Stereotypes of older People: Are They Really True?” “Mass media, particularly television, form the common mainstream of contemporary culture. They present a steady, repetitive, and compelling system of images and messages” (Phenix, 2007). This is certainly true and can be seen in so many avenues of everyday life. Through the age of medial, social and technological interconnectivity, the bases of many of one’s opinions come from much from mass media. In particular, the stereotyping that comes forth through mass media depictions is detrimental to the person watching and the sector being marginalized by the media form. This unprecedented...The end:
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