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Picturing Race & Ethnicity

by: Paige Nelson

Picturing Race & Ethnicity SOC-317-01

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Picturing Race & Ethnicity
Visual Sociology
Professor Holster
Class Notes
visual, sociology, pictures, Photography, Society
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Paige Nelson on Monday September 26, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to SOC-317-01 at Dean College taught by Professor Holster in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 3 views. For similar materials see Visual Sociology in Sociology at Dean College.


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Picturing  Race  &  Ethnicity   Race  &  Ethnicity   1.   Race:  A  category  describing  people  who  share  real  or  perceived  physical   traits  that  society  deems  socially.   2.   Ethnicity:  Shared  cultural  characteristics,  such  as  language,  place  of   origin,  dress,  food,  religion,  and  other  values.   Visual  Literacy   1.   Understanding  how  knowledge  is  produced,  circulated,  and  regulated  in   our  culture  is  crucial  for  us  educators  and  as  scholars.     2.   Although  same  theorists  have  suggested  literacy  is  a  problematic  and   contested  term,  we  use  the  term  literacy  here  to  apply  to  the  broad  skills   and  understandings  required  of  us  when  we  read  and  compose  multiple   symbols  in  multiple  spaces  in  multiple  ways.     Interpretative  Sociology   1.   Interpretative  sociologists  believe  that  producers  of  images  have  more   power  than  consumers  in  shaping  mass  culture.     2.   They  believe  that  the  relationship  between  producer  and  consumer  is   inherently  conflict  ridden  and  that  producers  use  their  superior  power  to   persuade  consumers  to  make  choices  they  otherwise  might  not  make .   Racism   1.   Modern  racism  is  subtler  than  overt  racism  of  the  past,  and  sociologists   have  debated  the  best  ways  to  understand  this  new  racism.     2.   When  cultural  aspects  of  racism  are  ana lyzed,  they  are  often   conceptualized  as  a  form  of  framing.     Framing  &  Priming   Framing-­‐  emphasizes   The  difference  between   Priming-­‐  is  a  concept   priming  and  framing  is  “the   highlighting  how   how  ideas  shape  our   understandings  of   difference  between   communicative  cues   whether  we  think  about  an   can  active  cognitive   social  reality.     issue  and  how  we  think   associations.     about  it”.       Visual  &  Verbal   1.   The  separation  of  visual  and  verbal  aspects  of  television,  combined  with   the  racialized  structure  of  television  news  production,  creates  the   context  in  which  implicit  racism  emerges.     2.   News  stories  function  as  modern-­‐day  mythology,  fulfilling  human  needs   to  define  reality  with  the  help  of  cultural  symbols.  These  myths  can   include  archetypical  stories  such  as  “The  Victim”,  “The  Hero”,  and  “The   Other  World”.     Implicit  Racial  Cues   1.   Implicit  racial  cues  are  most  effective  when  they  are  not  noticed  or   consciously  regarded,  because  for  white  audiences,  calling  attention  to   race  activates  efforts  to  monitor  and  suppress  racial  thinking.     2.   Experiential  studies  show  that  implicit  messages  o perate  through   automatic  cognition,  where  racist  stereotypes  wait  to  be  activated,  and   out  of  more  controlled  deliberative  consciousness.     2   Images  of  Native  Americans   1.   Historically,  there  are  two  competing  Indian  icon  dynasties:  That  of   brave,  noble  warrior,  and  that  of  the  violent,  ignorable  savage.     2.   These  two  representations  have  watered  down  to  a  generic  Indian  icon   prevalent  today  in  a  multitude  of  visual  sources,  including  food   wrappers,  billboards,  and  sport  utility  vehicles.       3  


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