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Critical Media Project
The Critical Media Project is designed to serve high school instructors and other educators who seek to incorporate media literacy into the classroom. The site contains a wide range of media artifacts that explore the politics of identity across issues of race and ethnicity, class, gender and sexuality.
This website is from the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. It is an innovative, fresh, and informative site.
Articles from the web (reliable sources)
Vol. XI, No. 1 Winter 1998-99
Portrayals of Latinos in and by the media
Gersh, D. (1993). Portrayals of latinos in and by the media. Editor & Publisher, 126(31), 12. Retrieved from https://ezproxy.mtsu.edu/login?url=http://search.proquest.com/docview/194269427?accountid=4886
Distorted Reflections: Media Exposure and Latino Adolescents' Conceptions of Self.
Rivadeneyra, Rocío, L. Monique Ward, and Maya Gordon. "Distorted Reflections: Media Exposure And Latino Adolescents' Conceptions Of Self." Media Psychology 9.2 (2007): 261-290. Communication & Mass Media Complete. Web. 8 Oct. 2015.
Documenting Portrayals of Race/Ethnicity on Primetime Television over a 20-Year Span and Their Association with National-Level Racial/Ethnic Attitudes.
Tukachinsky, Riva1, Dana2 Mastro, and Moran3 Yarchi. "Documenting Portrayals Of Race/Ethnicity On Primetime Television Over A 20-Year Span And Their Association With National-Level Racial/Ethnic Attitudes." Journal Of Social Issues 71.1 (2015): 17-38. Social Sciences Full Text (H.W. Wilson). Web. 8 Oct. 2015.
Jump Cut: A review of contemporary Media
from Jump Cut, no. 30, March 1985, pp. 14-16
copyright Jump Cut: A Review of Contemporary Media, 1985, 2005-- a long article with many, many examples in film, TV, commercials
Controversies in Contemporary Advertising by
Call Number: Call Number: 659.1 Sh3c third floor
Publication Date: 2003-09-16
The Deathly Embrace by
Call Number: Call Number: 305.895 M11d
Publication Date: 2000-10-01
Reservation Reelism by
Call Number: 302.23089 R12r
Publication Date: 2011-01-01
redfacing, visual sovereignty, and representations of Native Americans in film /
Media, Minorities, and Meaning by
Call Number: 305.56 M55m
Publication Date: 2010-11-30
Merskin, Debra L. Media, Minorities, and Meaning: A Critical Introduction. New York: Peter Lang, 2011.
African Americans in Film
While the portrayals of Blacks by White actors in blackface provided limited and highly stereotypical African American roles and characters in mainstream films, the “all-colored cast” films purposefully showcased positive depictions of African Americans. These “race films” were produced for the segregated Black theaters across the country. In The Green-Eyed Monster (1919) and By Right of Birth (1921), the leading roles included bankers and businessmen. “Race films” also showcased Black actors as protagonists in western, dramatic, and romantic features. These films were created for and marketed to African American audiences.
Arab American Media Portrayal
Arabs and the Media
Article from the Journal of Media Psychology
Arabs and Muslims in the Media after 9/11
American Quarterly, Volume 65, Number 1, March 2013, pp. 161-169 (Article)
Arabs as Terrorists: The Power of Media Images
Society of Personality and Social Psychology, Connections
Global Connections: the Middle East
An accurate and nuanced knowledge of the Middle East is important in understanding the behavior of residents there, and understanding their perceptions of foreigners. Unfortunately, both sides -- Middle East and West -- hold a number of common misperceptions about each other, informed more often by stereotypes than by facts or firsthand knowledge.
Framing Arab-Americans and Muslims in U.S. Media
This paper explores the portrayal of Arab-Americans and Muslims in the U.S. media. Specific attention is given
to media agenda setting and dominant ideology frames used to represent Arab-Americans and Muslims. Extant
research is reviewed to develop an understanding of dominant media framing techniques and themes
regarding these populations.
Contact analysis of the Portrayal of Muslims in American Media
Since the September 11th terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, Muslims have been
a widely discussed the topic in American media. The researchers asked the question: How are
Muslims portrayed in American media and analyzed online news articles from Fox News, CNN,
and NPR on the topic of Muslims in America between August 1 and September 30, 2010.
Hollywood's Muslim Arabs
Provides an overview and analysis of the media's depiction of Muslim Arabs, particularly on television and in motion pictures, and the effect these images have on individuals. The study is based on some eight hundred feature films and hundreds of television newscasts, documentaries, and entertainment shows that portray stereotypical Muslims resembling Ayatollah Khomeini, Muammar Qadhafi, or Saddam Hussein
Asian American media portrayal
Indians of the Midwest
Excellent instructive site from the Newberry Library.
Identity and Assimilation (Stereotypes)
Stereotypes are oversimplified conceptions or beliefs about groups of people. Since their first contact with Native Americans, Europeans sent back literary depictions of the inhabitants of the "New World."
Telling Their Own Stories: native American Stereotypes in Art
American Indians are seizing control of their own narratives in film, theater, and other artistic venues instead of passively waiting for filmmakers to abandon inaccurate and often racist stereotypes.
Rating the YouTube Indian
Kopacz, Maria A.1, and Bessie Lee1 Lawton. "Rating The Youtube Indian: Viewer Ratings Of Native American Portrayals On A Viral Video Site." American Indian Quarterly 35.2 (2011): 241-257. Readers' Guide Full Text Mega (H.W. Wilson). Web. 7 Oct. 2015.
American Indian Females and Stereotypes: Warriors, Leaders,
Lajimodiere, Denise K. "American Indian Females And Stereotypes: Warriors, Leaders, Healers, Feminists; Not Drudges, Princesses, Prostitutes." Multicultural Perspectives 15.2 (2013): 104-109. Academic Search Premier. Web. 7 Oct. 2015.
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info from our databases
Portrayal of Race and Ethnicity in Popular Media: Overview.
Be sure to check the "related information" in the left column for more articles and info.
An overview of the issue of the portrayals of race and ethnicity in U.S. popular media is presented. Terms defined include stereotype, minority, and prime time television programming. Other topics include the roles of ethnic minorities in situation comedies (sitcoms), the roles of South Asian screenwriters in the U.S. television industry, and the portrayal of African Americans in shows including "The Cosby Show," "Diff'rent Strokes," and "The Jeffersons."
Media Portrayal of Immigrants
Media portrayal of immigrants has to a large extent been a portrayal of ethnic stereotypes. And for many, images gathered throughout the years from many sources of popular culture—stage, print, film, and television—are their only exposure to immigrants and immigrant life.
Both positive and negative images of immigrants have occurred throughout the years. Reflecting both the anti-immigrant sentiment that has occurred at various times and the social conscience of a nation viewing prejudice and discrimination against immigrants as inherently evil, images of immigrants have had a prominent place in media forms of all kinds.
Diversity in Hollywood (excellent article)
Charges of gender and racial bias and sexual stereotyping continue to plague the film and broadcast entertainment industries despite decades of complaints from women, minorities and civil rights advocates. White males still dominate virtually all aspects of the business, from writers, directors and producers to actors starring in leading roles