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  • Use Of Stereotypes In Intergroup Conflict
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    To adequately investigate the question as to whether stereotypes are the psychological lubricant on intergroup behaviour, several areas need to be considered. In the context of this essay the concept of stereotypes needs to be defined. Although Lippmann (1922) is credited with first using the term 'stereotype' in this context it is perhaps Brown (1995) who offers the most applicable definition when he wrote that 'to stereotype someone is to attribute to that person some characteristics which are...
  • Can People Be Judged By Their Appearance
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    "Jock", "prep", "gangster", "loser", "geek", "criminal"", popular", are just a few labels of teenagers that are used everyday by outsiders who judge them without looking skin deep. In the matter of stereotyping, some may perceive it as being the base of an identity in the view of society. Eric Berne, an author and psychologist, wrote an article, "Can People Be Judged by Their Appearance?" , where stereotyping is categorized and used as a positive view. As opposed to the film The Breakfast Club, ...
  • Gender Stereotypes
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    Meet Francesca Fine, also known as "The Nanny". She is a very sexy woman with an equally sensual mind. She is very attracted to her handsome male employer, Throughout the show's popular run, Ms. Fine pursues her employer and many other men, persistently. Never allowing "no" to be an answer. Ms Fine used her sexuality, in many ways, to get her way out of things such as parking tickets, IRS trouble, and out of plenty of things with her employer. Ms. Fine used her sexuality to the fullest and playe...
  • Gillian Displays Her Use Of Low Magic
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    Practical Magic was released October 16, 1998. The story is about two sisters who break a curse that had been placed on their family for over 200 years, by their ancestor Maria. Throughout the movie the theme is magic. Practical Magic helps to break the false images placed on witches and magic throughout time, but at times, the movie, still upholds some of the negative views of witches. There are many stereotypes that are set upon modern witchcraft and magic in today's society that Hollywood has...
  • Only Comical Stereotype Aristophanes
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    LYSISTRATA, a comedy of stereotypes The playwright Aristophanes wrote about an ancient Greece, Athens in particular, during a time of constant warfare. His play "Lysistrata" is an attempt to amuse while putting across an anti-war message. In fact even the naming of the play is an anti-war message of sorts. The word "lysistrata" means, "disband the army" (Jacobus 162). Aristophanes was a crafty writer; he creates a work of art that causes his audience to think about the current state of affairs i...
  • Pilgrims In The Canterbury Tales Stereotypes
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    Are the pilgrims in The Canterbury Tales stereotypes, or fully developed characters Discuss with reference to at least two tales. Though the characters in the Canterbury Tales are described vividly and often comically, it is notnecessarily true that these characters are therefore stereotypes of The Middle ages. The intricate visual descriptions and the tales the characters tell help to direct the reader in finding a more accurate and realistic picture of the pilgrims, bringing into question the ...
  • Mattingley's White And Ety
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    WHITE AND ETY USES STEREOTYPES TO PROMOTE CROSS-CULTURAL TOLERANCE. Christobel Mattingley's White and ety was first published in 1973. It is a concise and clear short story that explores racial tolerance throughout its narrative. The story is about a young 'quarter cast Aboriginal' male and a young 'albino' and the development of their friendship in the face of other people's racial intolerance. The text has stereotypes, which permeate throughout the story, and they are used to relate the theme ...
  • Cofer And Evita
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    Evita Stereotyping is a folly that almost everyone indulges in whether they realise it or not. Of course many try to stop this by educating themselves to be knowledgeable about worldly affairs but one can only equip oneself with so much information in ones lifetime. Cofer talks about the stereotype that follow Latino women no matter where they go. On the other hand, Eva Peron (Evita), portrays how Argentinean women can rise up in life and defeat the stereotype they face. Both Cofer and Evita hav...
  • Critical Examination Of Visual Art And Film
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    This unit is designed to make older middle school students look at and reflect upon art and film and to create art work with a deepening awareness of identity and an understanding of stereotype. Examining stereotype in contemporary life, in personal experience, as a tool used by artists to heighten understanding, and the uses and absence of stereotype in depiction of characters in cinema are key components of this series of lessons. In addition to looking at and being critical, students are aske...
  • Anger Displacement And Stereotypes
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    The film Twelve Angry Men follows the jury deliberation of a first degree murder case. The jury, totaling twelve men, dispute their decision of innocence or guilt throughout the movie. Many concepts of social psychology including conformity, anger displacement, and stereotypes are used in the struggle between these men to reach a verdict. Conformity is the tendency for people to go along with a group's opinion despite what they really feel, just to fit in or be liked. In many cases, conformity i...
  • Blonde Bimbo Stereotype
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    In the media the most common female stereotypes, are the housewife and the blonde bimbo. The Housewife. Chained to the kitchen sink, always cleaning and cooking. An old stereotype. In the advertisement for Shake 'n Vac a woman is doing the vacuuming and dancing around shaking Shake 'n Vac on the floor. This is a stereotype for the reason that a man is nowhere to be found. But in advertisements for intelligent matters like finance, its always a man. At first, when I saw the advertisement for Mc C...
  • Of The Stereotypes
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    Stereotypes are the organizational factors that virtually shape the way we think in 20th century America. They somehow manage to categorize some of lifes most complex matters into nice distinct sections. Classifications and organization, at first glance seem to be useful in distinguishing various aspects of modern life. However, these grouping methods can be very inaccurate, leaving erroneous ideas in the minds of citizens on a global level. Stereotypes, though originating as convenient sorting ...
  • Satire In An Effective Fashion
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    Throughout the story, V.S. Naipaul uses stereotypes and racial prejudice to create humour through satire. The following are a couple particularly effective examples. There were many different cultures inhabiting Trinidad when the story takes place, and a predominant effect of prejudice among the local people was that one needed to be of a particular culture to be successful in certain vocations. The protagonist losing his job at the newly converted grocery store he used to bake at, due to his be...
  • Every Other Western Film
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    Discuss the representation of gender in Sam Raimi's The Quick and The Dead (1995) The term representation is the way something is shown to us after going through the process of mediation. The real thing undertakes the stages of mediation being constantly changed, edited and built upon along the way. What is finally shown to us is a representation of the original thing. For example an old lady is normally represented to us on screen as either a sweet old grey haired grandma who sits knitting all ...
  • Context Darryl Kerrigan
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    The Kerrigans are a family living in the comedy fest motion picture The Castle, created by the same talent that brought you The Full Monty and Waking Ned Divine. Credits: DIRECTED BY Rob Sitch WRITING CREDITS (IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER) Santo Ci lauro Tom Gl eisner Jane Kennedy Rob Sitch CAST (IN CREDITS ORDER) ACTOR ROLE Michael Caton Darryl Kerrigan Anne Tenney Sal Kerrigan Stephen Curry Dale Kerrigan Anthony Simcoe Steve Kerrigan Sophie Lee Tracy Kerrigan Wayne Hope Wayne Kerrigan Ti riel Mora De...
  • Our Own Personal Stereotypes
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    Stereotyping Stereotyping plays a big role in our everyday lives. Understanding how we create and use our stereotypes improves us to deal effectively with people whose view or behaviors are different then our own. Stereotypes are everywhere, at work, at home and on the TV. We use stereotypes in our humor, in our description of groups. For example, males are suppose to be strong and the breadwinner of the family, females are to take care of the children and to clean house. People of different age...
  • Way People Stereotype
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    Both men and women stereotype, it is not something that you can control. Stereotyping happens when a person looks at another person as different or dangerous. In school there is different types of kids, such as nerds and jocks. The jocks tend to be around other jocks and the nerds tend to be around other nerds, this is a form of stereotyping. When people stereotype they don't normally realize it, such as when you avoid someone because of the fact that they are looking suspicious of doing somethi...
  • Irony In War Through His Speaker
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    Rachael Rawlins Dr. Jean Sorenson English 1301. LTA September 30, 2002 Analytical Essay Mockery of War Stereotypes and Acceptability Hardy writes about the satire in the manner we treat people based on stereotypes in his works "The Man He Killed". The stereotype discriminated in this poem is that of an enemy- solely because of war opposition. The speaker is a man and apparently a soldier as well. The man is in a bar recollecting the occasion when once he killed a man. He gives a brief relapse of...

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