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Title:
SURVEYING THE REPRESENTATION OF IDENTITY EXTREMITIES IN POP CULTURE MEDIA

Authors:
Jaideep Pahwa

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Jaideep Pahwa
Student, Modern School, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi.

MLA 8
Pahwa, Jaideep. "SURVEYING THE REPRESENTATION OF IDENTITY EXTREMITIES IN POP CULTURE MEDIA." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 4, no. 6, June 2019, pp. 4604-4612, ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=354. Accessed June 2019.
APA
Pahwa, J. (2019, June). SURVEYING THE REPRESENTATION OF IDENTITY EXTREMITIES IN POP CULTURE MEDIA. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 4(6), 4604-4612. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=354
Chicago
Pahwa, Jaideep. "SURVEYING THE REPRESENTATION OF IDENTITY EXTREMITIES IN POP CULTURE MEDIA." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 4, no. 6 (June 2019), 4604-4612. Accessed June, 2019. ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=354.

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Abstract:
Identity is the perception that society has of individuals, groups or communities. These identities are formed around markers such as race, gender, caste, sexuality and are intersecting, that is overlapping. The way identities are perceived, to a great extent, determine the quality of life that people associating with that identity lead. Historically, some identities that have been oppressed, have also been stigmatized in mainstream narratives. Such perception is not only changed and moulded by the action of the state and the rule of law, but also by their portrayals in popular culture and the lens through which they are viewed and treated by corporates and social movements alike. Thus, there is an inherent burden that lies upon all those who influence discourse in the public arena to break down negative stereotypes to act against the social discrimination that identities face as a consequence of such narratives. This includes structural changes in how capitalist business structures work to make them more receptive of diverse identities, cognizance of privilege amongst individuals who are a part of social movements and reinforced portrayals of true narratives in popular culture.