HUM3321_W03 - hold All stereotypes prevent access Benedict Anderson “Introduction” What is a nation Imagined • Theoretical Limited •

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Multicultural Film Comedy/Stereotypes
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Judith Andre: “Stereotypes” Are stereotypes always objectionable? What if they are (mostly) true? What if they are positive?
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What is a stereotype? Inflexible belief Broad categories, rather than full picture of reality Implies stereotyped behavior is inevitable
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Are Positive Stereotypes Bad? Protect self- esteem of the majority Potential falsehood is often linked with other beliefs we
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Unformatted text preview: hold All stereotypes prevent access Benedict Anderson: “Introduction” What is a nation? Imagined • Theoretical Limited • Boundaries Sovereign • Self-rule What does it Robinson, Callister, and Magoffin “Older Characters” Impressions of older people in film 7% of all characters (13% national avg.) 60% of older characters portrayed stereotypically Mean Girls (2004)...
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2012 for the course HUM 3321 taught by Professor Patrick during the Spring '10 term at Florida State College.

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