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Short Paper One (SP1): Gilman Concept Analysis Mechanics: minimum 1 1/2 pages; Times New Roman; 12 pt; double-spaced, 1” margins, MLA In this paper, continue thinking about Gilman’s theory of stereotypes as we’ve started in class by exploring more deeply one aspect of his argument. Use the Handout: Analysis to give a detailed analysis of one ( only one ) of the essay’s key concepts listed below by explaining in your own words how Gilman discusses the idea. Your analysis should answer most of the questions below in a coherent essay that takes as its main claim an intellectual exploration of one of Gilman’s key critical concepts. Some concepts to use (there are more, obviously) include Gilman’s idea that stereotypes: “buffer us” from our fears are “protean” create the “Other” produce “good” and “bad” self/others use social structures as “models of control” reinforce our “illusion of control” “project our anxieties” onto others occur within a historical context use categories of “illness, sexuality, and race” and “structured systems of representation” as “idealized definition of the different” texts represent the “world under control”
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*Note: To start thinking ahead to the Final Paper, you should choose a concept that interests you and seems useful for your thinking about the way a text can represent stereotypes. To give a
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