SOCI 2820 Final Exam Notes

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SOCI 2820 Final Exam Notes 13 October 2009 I. Stereotypes a. Cognitive components of prejudice – image labels that we assign to a group of people that show what we believe the group is like and how we think persons in that group will behave b. Stereotyping: assigning characteristics to individuals based on what we imagine them to be c. Stereotypes are more negative the lower the group is on SES scale d. Members of minority groups can also have stereotypes about dominant group II. Reasons for that a. Diversity b. Limited knowledge c. Familiarity with particular characteristics d. Selectivity of observation i. Once stereotype is developed, notice those instances more III. Types of Stereotypes a. Valuable and superior b. Inferior c. Useful d. Irritating/annoyance e. Dangerous f. Exotic g. Popular stereotypes are usually combinations of these h. Unconsciously formed i. Receive most information about groups from media IV. Black Images a. Archetypes: stock character with certain recognizable characteristics b. Bogle’s 5 black archetypes i. Tom 1. Chaste, harassed, insulted 2. Keeps their faith 3. Obedient to their masters 4. Portrayed as some sort of hero ii. Coon 1. Happy-go-lucky but lazy 2. Most degrading of all 3. Broken English
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4. Negative images iii. Mammy 1. Female coon 2. Abrasive, big, fat, cantankerous 3. Or love and care for white children but mean to own children 4. Desexualized, only fit for domestic work iv. Tragic Mulatto 1. Plight of fair skinner trying to pass for white 2. Made likable because of white blood 3. Audience led to believe they would be better off if not for black mix v. Buck 1. Big, brutal, oversexed 2. Portrays black men as a threat to white women 3. Black men stereotyped as dangerous 4. Makes white women into objects that need protection V. Patricia Hill-Collins’ Controlling Images a. Mammy: domestic, faithful, obedient b. Black Matriarch: unfeminine, aggressive c. Welfare mother: bad mother, shuns work d. Jezebel: hyper-sexualized e. Images: ideological justifications for racial oppression, gender subordination, and economic exploitation f. Control over black women’s fertility g. Images support forced sterilization h. Late 60s/early 70s thousands of black women sterilized i. Many in the South ii. Nicknamed “Mississippi “Appendectomy” iii. Would be done without consent or without knowing, especially in federally funded clinics 15 October 2009 Popular Stereotypes of Native Americans I. Intro a. Portrayed as timeless, existing in the past b. Usually involved in controversial issues c. Positive images portray Indians as friendly and capable of assimilation i. Enlightened savages ii. Seemed helpless iii. Physical strength, modest, quiet
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II. Tanto a. Faithful Indian companion to the Lone Ranger III. Images a. Thanksgiving mythology b. Meek and noble savage c. Stereotype of blood-thirsty Indian (negative) i. Violent towards all ages and genders ii. Greedy, filthy, and evil iii. Shown attacking women and children
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This note was uploaded on 09/21/2011 for the course SOCI 2820 taught by Professor Macpherson during the Fall '07 term at UGA.

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