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Media Theory Presentation:Stereotypes
Transcript of Media Theory Presentation:Stereotypes
Stereotypes Anton, Maxime, Gabriela, Anna-Lena & Vera Stereotypes are well known generalized ideas of groups of people. What is a Stereotype? Anton: from Ukraine/Israel
Gabriela: from Brazil
Maxime: from Netherlands
Anna Lena & Vera: from Germany
Do you know us? Do you think stereotypes in the media are offensive?
Stereotypes in movies The media often uses and misrepresents stereotypes:
accepted by people among society
young children perceive it as humorous; they apply this knowledge towards those they meet in real-life
Viewers believe it, but hold little or no knowledge about that particular group
usually misrepresented and accepted as the truth
regulary viewers do not recognize the biased content
Media grabs the interests of their audience through comedy, drama, and action -> viewers disregard the immorality
the effectiveness contributes to the popularity of TVshows. Stereotypes in the media advertising TV-shows movies Hollywood:
still out of ideas? How about another
"black-guy-meets-white-guy" comedy? The majority of people hate movie stereotypes but are just too stupid to recognize them. TV shows such as the Simpsons are packed with stereotypes:
The Simpsons contains a large number of audience that watch the show daily as it is broadcasted during prime time.
Characters such as Apu are highly discriminated and stereotyped.
On this show Apu is characterized as an Indian immigrant, who prays to Ganesh, and holds a highly noticeable and dissimilar accent. Thanks for listening! Questions? Stereotypes in propaganda are
not always negative motivation to learn