The Communicated Stereotype: From Celebrity Vilification to Everyday Talk

The Communicated Stereotype: From Celebrity Vilification to Everyday Talk

by Anastacia Kurylo

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The Communicated Stereotype: From Celebrity Vilification to Everyday Talk by Anastacia Kurylo

The Communicated Stereotype: From Celebrity Vilification to Everyday Talk argues that a consequential interactional dilemma is enacted when people communicate stereotypes in everyday talk. The interactional dilemma is a result of the tension between a political correctness movement that prescribes against the communication of stereotypes and the benefits gained from communicating these in conversation. Despite the punishment and shame that befalls celebrities who communicate stereotypes, people continue to communicate stereotypes in everyday conversation often evoking little if any outrage. The Communicated Stereotype advances previous theory and research related to group categorization, stereotype maintenance and functional, discourse analytic, and critical approaches by demonstrating the process whereby the vilification of celebrities diverts attention from the everyday communication of stereotypes and emboldens people to communicate stereotypes without self-criticism. The way this interactional dilemma is handled in conversation helps to explain why stereotypes are maintained over time within a culture despite deterrents intended to dissuade people from using them. An appreciation of stereotypes as poor communication choices provides the potential for the reduction of stereotype use.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781498511056
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 02/15/2015
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 126
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Anastacia Kurylo (Ph.D., Rutgers University) is feature editor of the Center for Intercultural New Media Research, president of Fortified Communication Consulting, and founder of a blog on stereotypes located at www.TheCommunicatedStereotype.com.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Basics of Stereotyping
Chapter 2: Stereotype Content
Chapter 3: Deterrents to Stereotype Use
Chapter 4: Celebrity Vilification
Chapter 5: Psychological Functions of Stereotypes
Chapter 6: Communicative Functions of Stereotypes
Chapter 7: The Interactional Dilemma

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