Images That Injure: Pictorial Stereotypes in the Media / Edition 3

Images That Injure: Pictorial Stereotypes in the Media / Edition 3

by Paul Martin Lester
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313378924

ISBN-13: 9780313378928

Pub. Date: 04/19/2011

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Not all damaging stereotypes are obvious. In fact, the pictorial stereotypes in the media that we don't notice could be the most harmful because we aren't even aware of the negative, false ideas they perpetrate.

This book presents a series of original research essays on media images of groups including African Americans, Latinos, women, the elderly, the

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Not all damaging stereotypes are obvious. In fact, the pictorial stereotypes in the media that we don't notice could be the most harmful because we aren't even aware of the negative, false ideas they perpetrate.

This book presents a series of original research essays on media images of groups including African Americans, Latinos, women, the elderly, the physically disabled, gays and lesbians, and Jewish Americans, just to mention a few. Specific examples of these images are derived from a variety of sources, such as advertising, fine art, film, television shows, cartoons, the Internet, and other media, providing a wealth of material for students and professionals in almost any field. Images That Injure: Pictorial Stereotypes in the Media, Third Edition not only accurately describes and analyzes the media's harmful depictions of cultural groups, but also offers creative ideas on alternative representations of these individuals. These discussions illuminate how each of us is responsible for contributing to a sea of meaning within our mass culture.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313378928
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/19/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
460
Sales rank:
773,680
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.70(d)

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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