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Component 2 (70%) – A critical essay from a list of set questions see below. Word length 2,500 words approx.
Choose only one question.
1) To what extent do you agree with Bauman’s argument that globalisation produces increasing social and cultural polarisation? What part do the media and culture industries play in this process? Develop an example to illustrate your argument.
2) What does Baudrillard mean in his argument that the apparent benefits of global media and culture are “simulatory”, and that the violence of the global is a “symbolic form”? Develop an example to illustrate your argument.
3) To what extent are global television formats and content culturally homogenising? Develop an example to illustrate your argument.
4) What is meant by the term ‘Global Media Event’? Develop an example of a ‘Global Media Event’ and differentiate this from the more traditional ‘Ritual Media Event’ in your chosen example.
5) To what extent is Authoritarian Populism a global phenomenon and how does it make use of media? Develop an example to illustrate your argument.
Guidelines
Keep references/quotations to any texts other than the recommended and supplementary texts to a minimum; use them only where vital to your argument.
Read around the topic of your essay by using the list of recommended texts on the module guide.
Do NOT quote Wikipedia or similar on-line resources.
Answer the question by developing an argument and an example to illustrate your argument.

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