National and regional identity
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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National and Regional Identity
• Representations of National Identity are
reinforced and embedded in our culture
• Our own identity is often defined by our
difference in relation to other nations
• Our perception of other nations is often
stereotypical character traits
• Example: The French are good cook’s
• Think of some nations and their stereotypical
• Flags and strips. These become iconic and
carry connotations of hope and pride.
• Supporters are represented as emotional and
proud of their national identity.
• Trailers for sporting events often feature iconic
landmarks and other elements of national
identity and culture.
• Like NATIONAL IDENITITY, REGIONAL IDENTITY
tends to be defined by characteristics that are
recognized outside of that region.
• The representation is built up through
repetition and focuses on
• ‘Essex girls’ are represented in news articles
and television comedy programmes as having
a lack of intelligence and low moral standards
What do you call an Essex girl with half a
What do Essex girls use for protection during
sex? Bus shelters.
Watch the following clips and take
What is the representation of in the clip?
How is this constructed?
How has the clip been mediated?
How does this create a regional representation?
• Find a regional newspaper online
• What is the headline story?
• How is this REPRESENTING the area?
• What other REPRESENTATIONS are on the