12._Popular_Representations

12._Popular_Representations - Bret Harte, The Heathen...

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Popular Representations
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Schema Schema: a mental framework around a certain theme that organizes information Primes Comprehend Interpret Recall Schema are shaped by language, images, media
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Orientalism: Western schema of the East The Orient signifies a system of representations framed by political forces that brought the Orient into Western learning, Western consciousness, and Western empire. The Orient exists for the West, and is constructed by and in relation to the West. It is a mirror image of what is inferior and alien ("Other") to the West.
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Orientalism West East Society Progressive Static,  unchanging Culture Civil Barbaric,  militaristic Thought Rational Irrational,  superstitious Orientation Individual Despotic
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History of Asian American Male Representations
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Unformatted text preview: Bret Harte, The Heathen Chinee (1870) poem about Ah Sin who cheats at cards and gets accused of being an economic competitor Fu Manchu as the Yellow Peril (1920s) Charlie Chan as wise, proverb-speaking foreigner (1930s-1940s) History of Asian American Female Representations Dragon Lady (1920s-1930s) Peasant horde (1930s-1940s) Lotus Blossom bar girl (1940s-1970s) Contemporary Representations of Asian Americans Orientalism: Contemporary Popular Culture Images of Asians Exotic Weird Objectified Inscrutable Pidgin English Foods Nonrational Chopsticks font Symbols of yin/yang, dragons Sexual Women Non-understandable characters Sites Dangerous Gung-Fu Men Silly names Red Guard Indistinguishable...
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