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OCR indicates the 18 key A-Level Theorists required for study for the OCR A-Level 

                                   A

Auteur theory (Ideologies)

Anderson -  Long Tail Model

B

Bandura - Bobo Doll (Audiences) OCR

Barthes, Denotation & Connotation (Representations) OCR

Baudrillard - Hyperreality, Postmodernism (Ideologies) OCR

Bechdel, Alison - Bechdel test (Representations)

bell hooks - postfeminism (Ideologies) OCR

Berger, John (Representations)

Berners-Lee, Tim, cyber-democracy (Ideologies)

Binary Opposition, Levi-Strauss (Narrative) OCR

Bobo Doll - Bandura (Audiences)OCR 

Butler, Judith - Gender performativity (Representations) OCR

C

Chomsky – Propaganda Model (Industry)

Cohen, Moral Panics

Connotation & denotation - Barthes (Representations) OCR

Convergence (Industries)

Cultivation Theory - Gerbner (Audiences) OCR

Curran & Seaton (Industry) OCR

Cyber-democracy, Berners-Lee (Ideologies)

D

Denotation & Connotation, Barthes (Representations)OCR

Dyer- Utopian Pleasures/Solutions  Model (Audiences)

 

E

Encoding/ Decoding, Stuart Hall (Audiences) OCR

F

False Consciousness (Ideologies) 

Fandom- Henry Jenkins (Audiences) OCR

Feminism (ideologies)

Feminine Mystique, Betty Friedan (Ideologies)

Filter Bubble - Eli Pariser (Audiences)

Fiske (Audiences)

Frankfurt School (Ideologies)

Friedan, Betty - The Feminine Mystique (Ideologies)

G

Galtung & Ruge - News values (industry)

Gatekeeping (Industry)

Gauntlet (Representations) OCR

Gender - Butler (Representations) OCR

Gender - Van Zoonen (Ideologies) OCR

Gaze Theory  (Representations)
GEARS (Audiences)
Genre, Steve Neale OCR
Genre, Nick Lacey OCR
Gerbner - Cultivation Theory (Audiences) OCR

Gerbner - Mean World Syndrome (Audiences) OCR

Gillmor

Gilroy - Postcolonialism OCR

Globalisation (Ideologies)

Global Village- McLuhan (Ideologies)

Gramsci - cultural hegemony, consent (Ideologies)

 

H


Hall - Encoding/Decoding (Audiences) OCR

Hall - Three Readings (Audiences) OCR

Hegemony (Ideologies)

Hesmondhalgh, David (Industry) OCR

Hierarchy of Needs - Maslow

Hyperreality - Baudrillard (Ideologies) OCR

Hypodermic Needle Model (Audiences)

 

IJK

Intersectionality (Ideologies) OCR

Intertextuality  (Representations) 

Identities OCR

Jameson (Postmodernism), (Ideologies)

Jenkins - Fandom (Audiences) OCR

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

L

Lacey (Genre)

Levi-Strauss, Claude - Binary Oppositions (Narrative) OCR

Long Tail Model, Anderson (Industry)

Livingstone & Lunt (Industry) OCR

M

Male Gaze - Mulvey (Representations)

Marx, Marxism (Ideologies)

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs (Audiences)

McLuhan - Global Village (Ideologies)

McRobbie, Angela (Representations)

McQuail

Mean World Syndrome- Gerbner (Audiences) OCR

Moral Panics - Cohen (Ideologies)
Mulvey, Laura -Male Gaze (Representations)

 

N


Neale (Genre) OCR

News values (Galtung & Ruge) (industry) 

 

O

O'Reilly, Tim  - Web 2.0 (Audiences)

P

Paglia, Camille - Postfeminism (Ideologies)

Pariser, Eli - Filter Bubble (Audiences)

Political Economy Model (Ideologies)

Post-colonialism - Gilroy etc (Ideologies) OCR

Post-Feminism (Ideologies)

Pluralism (Ideologies)

Postmodernism (Ideologies) 
Propaganda Model, Noam Chomsky (Industry)

Propp - 8 Character Types (Narrative)

Q

Queer Theory - Butler etc (Representations)OCR

 

R

S

Self-referencing/ self-reflecting texts (Ideologies)

Semiotics (Representations)

Shirky, Clay (Audiences) OCR

Surveillance Capitalism - Zuboff (Industry)

Symbolic Annihilation (Representations)

 

 

T


Three Part Structure - Todorov (Narrative) OCR

Three Readings, Stuart Hall (Audiences) OCR
Todorov (Narrative) OCR

Toffler

Two Step Flow - Lazersfeld & Katz (Audiences)

U

Uses & Gratifications Theory, UGT (Audiences)

Utopian Pleasures Model - Richard Dyer (Audiences)

V

Van Zoonen,Lisbet - gender. post-feminism (Ideologies) OCR

 

WXY

Walter Natasha - Living Dolls (Ideologies)

Web 2.0 - Tim O'Reilly (Audiences)

Wolf, Naomi - The Beauty Myth (Ideologies)

Young & Rubicam Y&R 4Cs Model (Audiences)

Z

Zuboff, Shoshana - Surveillance Capitalism (Industry)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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