17 terms

Media and Women's History Vocabulary

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bias
prejudice in favor of or against one thing, person, or group compared with another, usually in a way considered to be unfair.
caption
a title or brief explanation appended to an article, illustration, cartoon, or poster
composition
the placement or arrangement of visual elements in a work of art; the way in which a photographer places their subject matter in their camera's frame.
conservative
one who prefers traditional methods or views; one who prefers to maintain existing views, conditions, or institutions
context
the circumstances that form the setting for an event, statement, or idea, and in terms of which it can be fully understood and assessed.
feminism
the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes; organized activity on behalf of women's rights and interests
focus
a center of activity, attraction, or attention; the area that may be seen distinctly or resolved into a clear image
media
the main means of mass communication (broadcasting, publishing, and the Internet), regarded collectively.
medium
a means by which something is communicated or expressed (singular of media and refers to one type of communication - photo, newspaper, painting, etc)
perspective
a particular attitude towards something; a point of view; the implied location of the viewer of an image.
propaganda
information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view.
progressive
one believing in moderate political change and especially social improvement by governmental action
radical
one who favors extreme changes in existing views, habits, conditions, or institutions
reactionary
ultraconservative in politics; one who desires to turn back the clock to a previous political or cultural state
subtext
an underlying and often distinct theme in a piece of writing or conversation; the hidden implied meaning
symbolism
the use of conventional or traditional signs in the representation of some topic; using widely known images or ideas to represent some meaning
veracity
the truthfulness of a thing
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