A study on the social impacts of the diversity of TV hosts in the UK

Winters, Umby (2015) A study on the social impacts of the diversity of TV hosts in the UK. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    We live in a time where Britain is more multicultural than ever. Immigrants have been living in this country for centuries (although some evidence suggests there were black and other non-white minorities residing here as early as Roman times) and their descendants are well and truly ingrained in the fabric of the nation. Additionally, more and more foreign people are immigrating to this country every year and increasing the nation levels of diversity among ethnicity. We also live in a more progressive society that is becoming increasingly accepting of ‘alternative’ lifestyles and identities such as Gay and Bisexual people, as well as the less known identities on the recently coined ‘gender spectrum’. The nation, in recent years, has also more widely acknowledged its disabled residents as equally capable and valid members of society. This project aims to look into how the television industry uses its hosts and presenters to promote the many different groups of people who live in the UK, whether the make-up of TV presenters fairly represents the diversity seen in everyday British society, and what the social impacts of those results are.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Creative Technologies
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2015 09:05
    Last Modified: 02 Jul 2015 09:05
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/17585

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