One of the questions in our media exam is on representation of working class so I am going to start by talking about representation.
Representation is the way in which people or things are represented (e,g, in the media.) The media doesn't show the real presentation of the world: it shows a construction. The more we see of a certain group represented in the media the more it becomes natural to us and it becomes the expected representation or a stereotype. A stereotype is a representation of a person or thing without fine detail.A stereotype often involved judging people/things by their appearance (e.g. judging a person by their hair, makeup, clothes, etc.)