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Creating an identity in todays media drenched world is not a simple task With a turn of a magazine page or an easy flip of the TV channel there at our disposal is a huge array of potential identity replicas In contemporary society identity is continuously unstable it must be selected constructed and created with reference to inevitable surrounding media traditions There are a variety of mediums from which people can pick and access information from such as radio TV Internet or even cell phones Consequently the media holds a very powerful capacity to set a social issue for mass audience to assume and talk about Often media do not intentionally set the agenda and resolve the pros and cons of that particular matter so it repeatedly causes terrible consequences towards public as well as establishes moral panics which can sometimes direct to mob violence This writing will argue that identity is a social construction managed primarily by the contemporary media and created in relation to others and is it continually being changed in order to keep up with the altering society An individuals identity is formed by society in which media plays a predominant role There is a daily interactive relationship between the subject and the object that is human agents and the conditions of their subsistence respectively Theories of the individual emphasize on differences between people and deem these differences as natural Individuals are constituted as the possessors of positions throughout the effects of social relations Alternatively other theories of the topic concentrate on peoples general experiences in society through watching TV surfing the internet or reading the newspaper It is these general experiences that are the most significant way of distinguishing who we are Thus subject identity is a social construction not an ordinary one When we connect with the media we act and are acted upon use and are used by the system Ideology is not precise but implicit in
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