Effect of Catchphrases and Body Images Used in Classical Genres of Television on Modern Society’s Culture and Language

Atalay, Tolga Ömer (2012) Effect of Catchphrases and Body Images Used in Classical Genres of Television on Modern Society’s Culture and Language. Other thesis, TED Ankara College Foundation High School.

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The purpose of this essay is to explore; how a TV show which has become to be known as a classic, can still continue to demonstrate the changes that it had inflicted upon the society. Although there are multiple ways of how a TV show can affect society, only two of those will be explored. These are: the body images and the catchphrases used. The effects of the stated elements on modern society’s language and culture will form the basis of the essay. The reason I chose this subject for my extended essay was mainly based on my passion for classic science fiction and my extensive knowledge about it. Having an opportunity to put that knowledge to use enabled me to write the essay in an easier way. This essay can also be considered as a defensive statement for classic TV shows and that they are in fact, still very influential upon the society. There will be three shows chosen out of two genres of television; these genres being comedy and science-fiction. Each of the selected shows is known to be one of the best in their respective field, which makes them a noteworthy example in the essay. An initial indication will be made of how each show uses catchphrases and body images to communicate with their relevant audience. This being done, a brief comparison will be done for a justified conclusion of what could be expected in the future if television keeps on having such a big influence on society.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Additional Information: Supervisor’s Name: Courtney Susan Shropshire, IB Notu: C
Uncontrolled Keywords: TV show effects, modern society, language, culture
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
P Language and Literature > PE English
Depositing User: Kamil Çömlekçi
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2012 10:29
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2019 08:52
URI: http://tedprints.tedankara.k12.tr/id/eprint/258

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