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Comm 407 - Women Min & Mass Media
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COMM 407 Exam 2 Review PLEASE CONTRIBUTE SO WE CAN GET ALL THE QUESTIONS ANSWERED Ch 2 1 What are stereotypes What is prejudice Stereotypes widely held beliefs about a group of people can be positive or negative They shape our expectations of others We try to predict other people to make interactions easier Prejudice just negative develops with little interaction with a group of people There are some functions of prejudice When are stereotypes particularly detrimental when they are negative and rigid They are hard to overcome We have to work consciously to reject them We have to be aware of what we are doing and think about how what we are doing will be perceived What are the four functions of prejudice The utilitarian function we hold onto it because we get some type of award something out of it Ego defensive function we don t like to think bad about ourselves so we believe that we are right vs we are prejudice Value expressive function maintaining prejudice against others may be an important part of your life Knowledge function helping make sense of the world around you you want order and structure and prejudice helps you get that What is standpoint theory Social location Double consciousness Standpoint theory Theory developed by black feminists and other feminists of color Argument is of social location We re all born into a particular social location Race Gender Class From that social location we can develop a certain standpoint view of the world Marginalized groups because of their social location the standpoint they envelop encompasses a whiter If you re a dominant group you don t have to look at those in the minority groups because they do not affect you It s possible to be born into a possible location but not being able to develop a standpoint Social Location location we are all born into a particular social location from that social location we can develop a particular standpoint or a view of the work unique with people from the same social location but that doesn t mean you ll always develop a standpoint Double Consciousness Ability to see yourself from their own perspective as well as from the view of white people Code switching Talked about it in terms of language Changing how you communicate talk to people in order to fit in How does priming relate to stereotypes priming because certain ideas are repeated so often they are the top of your memory they are ready to go Do stereotypes just describe behavior stereotypes do not just describe social groups they also try to explain behavior What is the ultimate attribution error Stereotypes shape our perceptions and how we respond to certain situations Examples there is a white couple that robs a bank so you decide that they have kids and they re poor so they need the money Ch 2 2 What is priming How encountering an event affects our understanding of a subsequent event Priming works because we hear the same narrative templates so much our first instinct is to conform to the stereotype How is the effect of priming time bound The effect is time bound it fades quickly but they happen over and over it s the repeated exposure that s the concern How accessible are primed concepts Primed concept through is more accessible Your negative stereotype of a group of people fades quickly but it doesn t take much to prime it again Why we react the way we do it s been primed before When processing media content do we look for or ignore primed concepts We also tend to look for these concepts as we process media content We hear terrorist we think Muslim or Islamic person Process through that schema We re very resistant to calling mass shooters domestic terrorism What group in society do stereotypes primarily favor Stereotypes generally favor the dominant group How is the Black criminal stereotype primed in media Black criminal stereotype priming black people were portrayed in the media as 80 of thefts but they only committed 55 assaults media said 72 but were only 49 Generate committers of crimes were more likely to be described as black due to primes and stereotypes Ch 5 5 What is symbolic annihilation Argues that the way cultural production and media representations ignore exclude marginalize or trivialize women and member of other minority groups if you are a minority the way the public understand you does not exist has negative effects on our understanding of different groups What are the two aspects of symbolic annihilation Absence Asian men they aren t in anything Distortion taken less seriously or presented adhering to culture stereotypes When are media stereotypes particularly harmful Media stereotypes are particularly harmful when there are few real world models to draw from What changes to media institutions could help address symbolic annihilation Increased involvement in media production as a possible agent of change What percentage of coverage do groups receive from news media in terms of gender and race news coverage on online news sites mirrored coverage on front page of newspapers 68 male 32 female 69 white 19 black 5 Asian 3 Hispanic What does this coverage signal about minority groups People that are less covered are less important Ch 5 4 What is the model minority stereotype Developed by the US media as a way to explain Asian americans success after WWII What is the Yellow Peril stereotype Chinese Exclusion Act made it illegal for Chinese people to come to the U S mainly because Americans were scared they would come to the U S and take over all our jobs Heavily restricted immigration from other Asian countries We ve always struggled with immigration here in the U S since the beginning White identity Used blacks as slaves to protect the white identity Hated the irish because the british hated the irish This was why we locked up all Japanese Americans in concentration camps during WW2 After Imperial Japan s attack on Pearl Harbor The creation of Fu Manchu Popular Asian villain in a series of novels by british author Sax Rohmer How is the model minority stereotype related to the Yellow Peril stereotype We moved past the yellow peril mindset saying that Asian Americans are gonna take over the world and all the governmental propaganda inflicted upon us about them was were all lies but now we are dealing with the model minority stereotype We still think of Asian Americans as this outsider threat because they re so smart and such good contributors to society that it puts whites the majority race beneath Asian Americans and


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