TAMU COMM 407 - COMM 407_ Review #2 (10 pages)

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Texas A&M University
Course:
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



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