Download Images That Injure: Pictorial Stereotypes in the Media by Paul Martin Lester PDF

By Paul Martin Lester

ISBN-10: 0313378924

ISBN-13: 9780313378928

No longer all destructive stereotypes are seen. in reality, the pictorial stereotypes within the media that we do not detect may be the so much destructive simply because we're not even conscious of the damaging, fake rules they perpetrate.This e-book offers a chain of unique learn essays on media photographs of teams together with African americans, Latinos, girls, the aged, the bodily disabled, gays and lesbians, and Jewish americans, simply to point out a couple of. particular examples of those photographs are derived from numerous resources, similar to ads, nice paintings, movie, tv exhibits, cartoons, the web, and different media, supplying a wealth of fabric for college kids and execs in nearly any box. pictures That Injure: Pictorial Stereotypes within the Media, 3rd variation not just competently describes and analyzes the media's damaging depictions of cultural teams, but in addition bargains inventive principles on substitute representations of those contributors. those discussions remove darkness from how each one folks is liable for contributing to a sea of which means inside our mass tradition.

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But now imagine the same news staff putting together a multipage photo essay as part of a year-end wrap-up. If the overwhelming number of pictures of African-American men that appear in that photo essay are those suspected or convicted of crimes, publishing the photos is not ethically justified. Historically, African-American men have been overrepresented in negative media depictions and Anglo-American men have been overrepresented in positive media coverage. The news staff cannot justify the harm caused by perpetuating the stereotype even if the photo essay accurately represents what appeared in news photos throughout the year.

The considerations above will help move each of us beyond mere recognition. Notes 1. See, for example, Elliott (2008). 2. This is the starting point for common morality, as described in the works of Bernard Gert (2008). Ethical Responsibilities and the Power of Pictures 19 Sources Elliott, Deni. 2007. Ethics in the first person. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Gert, Bernard. 2008. Common morality. New York: Oxford University Press. com. 2007. Conveniences. html (accessed January 31, 2010). Kovach, Bill, and Tom Rosensteil.

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