Vicarious Living, And Conspicuous Consumption By Diana Kendall: Article Analysis

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In "Framing Class, Vicarious Living, and Conspicuous Consumption", author Diana Kendall writes about the power media has over society.Throughout the article Kendall analyzes how each different class is portrayed in the media, she give different examples, and why they are portrayed that way.She feels as though the media makes being rich and famous more important than the working class and what they do to add the America and its success.She states, "The profits of television networks and stations come from selling advertising, not from producing programs that are accurate reflections of social life." Kendall says that the poor only get attention on the holidays or if a natural disaster occurs. Kendall states “media socialize us to believe that