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Self and Counter representations of Native Americans: Stereotypical Images and New Images by Native Americans in Popular Media - Essay Example
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Name: Instructor: Course Code: Date Submitted: Article 1: Self and Counter Representations of Native Americans: Stereotypical Images of and New Images by Native Americans in Popular Media The authors appear to have a very strong point of view regarding the distortion of Native American images in popular media, which they assert has lead to a disruption in the formation of young Native American identity…
The language used by the authors to emphasise their argument is pejorative, generalised and quite aggressive. For example, when they write that “whites are represented in all the mainstream media as potent masters...they scorn the “dirty”, “nasty” Indians and otherize them as aliens and inferior beasts”, this is an extremely severe statement which is not backed up by any reference or source other than the opinion of the authors themselves. Using terms such as “aliens” and “beasts” is extremely pejorative and it seems that the authors are deliberately using such language to create a sympathy in the reader for Native Americans, and to persuade the audience of their argument. In addition, when offering examples of the misrepresentation of Native Americans in the media, they do not acknowledge any other more positive portrayals which must exist in some form even if obscure. The authors of this article have a strong point of view but they appear quite biased through their use of language and generalisation. Article 2: Media: Muslims in EU Cities In this article, the author argues that the media have both the capacity and responsibility to portray Muslims in a more positive and accurate light. ...
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