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Because pictures affect a viewer emotionally, what
happens in regards to these pictorial stereotypes?
They start to become part of society’s culture
Be able to define "culture" as it's
described in the textbook.
- Culture is a culmination of learned, mutually
- accepted rules that define communication for a group of people during a
- particular time period.
In a multicultural society, why are members of
other cultures stigmatized?
- because of their inability to use the symbols of
- the dominant culture.
How does "stereotypical media coverage"
manifest? (Hint: It's two things.)
As a sin of admission or omission
Understand and be able to give educated examples of
African American, Female, and Gay/Lesbian, and Native American stereotypes.
- African American: male actors wearing wigs,
- makeup, and heavy body suits to portray overweight, insensitive, and crass
- Female: portrayed as sex objects designed only for a man’s pleasure, as wives
- whose chief duty is to serve their husbands, and as mothers who often must rear
- children without a husband’s help.
- Gay/Lesbian: HIV/AIDS
- Native American: bloodthirsty savages, alcoholic indigents, romantic
- princesses, and silent but wise sidekicks
How did Aaron McGruder, creator of "The
Boondocks" comic strip criticize BET's programming?
- BET is trying to perpetuate African Americans and
- promote the “thug life.”
What are "cultural norms"?
- learned behaviors and are based on several
- interrelated factors
According to the textbook author, what are the
"best ways" to combat prejudice?
- when the media regularly celebrates cultural
- diversity with words and images instead of concentrating on conflict and
From Body Art lecture..Jeff Wortham categorized
tattoos into 5 categories. Be able to identify these categories and give an
example of each.