Images That Injure: Pictorial Stereotypes in the Media

Images That Injure: Pictorial Stereotypes in the Media

by Ross
     
 

Images That Injure is a collection of essays that discuss visual messages that harm and perpetuate misleading myths about members of various cultural groups. The volume begins with a general overview and includes ethnic, gender, age, physical disabilities, sexual orientation, and miscellaneous (from politicians to police officers) stereotypes with contributions… See more details below

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Images That Injure is a collection of essays that discuss visual messages that harm and perpetuate misleading myths about members of various cultural groups. The volume begins with a general overview and includes ethnic, gender, age, physical disabilities, sexual orientation, and miscellaneous (from politicians to police officers) stereotypes with contributions written by some of the leading experts in the field of mass communications. The strength and scope of the work comes from its generalistic approach. This is the first published work that looks at media stereotypes of people in such a broad range of categories. In concluding sections, educators offer their insights on the impact, societal costs, and solutions to visual stereotypical coverage. In addition, a photographic section presents positive examples of visual coverage of various groups.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900313378927
Publisher:
Abc-Clio Information Services
Publication date:
11/28/2011
Edition description:
NE

Table of Contents

Foreword
Images That Injure: An Introduction1
IA General Overview
1Moral Responsibilities and the Power of Pictures7
2Stereotyping, Prejudice, and Discrimination15
3Media Methods That Lead to Stereotypes23
4Unconscious, Ubiquitous Frames29
5Images That Heal35
IIStereotypes from September 11, 2001
6Visual Symbolism and Stereotypes in the Wake of 9/1143
7Terrorists We Like and Terrorists We Don't Like51
8Unequal Combatants on an Uneven Media Battlefield: Palestine and Israel57
9Post-9/11 Discrimination against Arabs and Muslims65
10Arabs and Arab Americans: Ancient Middle East Conflicts Hit Home75
IIIEthnic Stereotypes
11Media Stereotypes of African Americans87
12Ethnic Stereotpyes: Hispanics and Mexican Americans93
13Exotics, Erotic, and Coconuts: Stereotypes of Pacific Islanders103
14Native American Stereotypes113
15Jewish Images That Injure121
16Images of Irish Americans: Invisible, Inebriated, or Irascible131
IVGender Stereotypes
17Women as Sex Partners141
18We've Come a Long Way Maybe: An Analysis of the Portrayal of Women in Super Bowl Commercials from 1989 to 2002149
VAge Stereotypes
19The Child as Image: Media Stereotypes of Children159
20Growing Old in Commercials: Not Always a Laughing Matter167
VIPhysical Stereotypes
21The Invisible Cultural Group: Images of Disability175
22The Blind in the Media: A Vision of Stereotypes in Action185
VIISexual Orientation Stereotypes
23Recapturing the Archetype: An Inclusive Vision of Sexuality and Gender197
24The Avocado and the Asparagus: Searching for Masculine and Feminine Archetypes within the Stereotyping Theater of Sexualized Mediatypes207
VIIIMiscellaneous Stereotypes
25Drawing Blood: Images, Stereotypes, and the Political Cartoon223
26Transformation of a Stereotype: Geeks, Nerds, Whiz Kids, and Hackers233
27Stereotyping of Media Personnel241
IXConclusion
28Common Ground and Future Hopes251
Notes and References261
Bibliography285
Index307
About the Contributors317

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