10-31-06 notes - ISS 215 10/31/06 ----Gendered assumptions...

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Unformatted text preview: ISS 215 10/31/06 ----Gendered assumptions in racial and ethnic stereotypes 3 themes today 1. Importance of historical content and economic interests in construction of racial stereotypes 2. Our conceptions of race link physical and behavioral characteristics (demonstrated through racial stereotyping) 3. Racial stereotypes are also gendered Wilson: American Catalogues of Asian Brides Racial stereotypes involve beliefs about cultural practices/behaviors US businesses market particular Asian women by selling representations of Asian women in general - Catalogues dont need to use erotic pictures or text- They rely on collective cultural fantasies of the Oriental women (as mysterious, erotic, submissive) Example : Joe P in Chicago: Every evening theres a hot bath waiting for me. She bathes me, dries me off, and even helps me into my robe. Later she gives She bathes me, dries me off, and even helps me into my robe....
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2008 for the course ISS 215 taught by Professor Lang during the Fall '06 term at Michigan State University.

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10-31-06 notes - ISS 215 10/31/06 ----Gendered assumptions...

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