Stereotypical Representations of Racially Marked Female Bodies Majority of the scholarships of gender race and the media focus on stereotypical representations of black women. However it is also important to acknowledge feminist work by focusing on white women in race as well as ethnic groups by focusing on Native American women Asians and Latina in the analysis of stereotypical representations of female bodies in the media. It is a fact most arguments on the presentations of black women in the media can also be made about Latin American Indian and Asian women as well (Thomas Day & Ward 2008). This essay aims at analyzing the stereotypical representations of women from Latin India Asia and the Native American women by analyzing how they are as exotic and sexualized in the media who only exist to serve men in their love interests. However determining the work of Asian female representations in future is challenging considering the fact that there is a sparse number of Asian females in the media. It is important to understand what the producers of the films are looking for in casting of Asian female. This way it is important to determine if the Asian women cannot really play a role like an attorney or detective or other positive roles. References. Brooks D. & Hebert L. (2006). Gender Race and Media Representation. 16-Dow-4973.qxd Thomas K. Day K. & Ward L. (2008). Multiculturalism and Music Videos: Effects on the Socioemotional Development of Children and Adolescents. 20-Asamen-45576.qxd [...]
Choose a popular culture medium (hip-hop music, or any music video and genre, film, (fashion) magazines, Netflix TV series, etc). Focus on how racially marked female bodies are represented. You do not need to focus on representations of black female bodies; rather you are encouraged to look for stereotypes of other racially marked female bodies (such as Hispanic, Asian, Middle-East, Eastern-European). Write a short critical analysis (2-3 pages) explaining how and why those representations are stereotypical, and what stories do they tell about those cultures. Here are a few questions you can think of while writing your paper: How is the racially marked female body represented? Is it sexualized, objectified, reduced to a particular body part? How is the racially marked woman portrayed or depicted in the context of your chosen medium? Is her identity respected, or degraded by portraying her in hypersexualized tones? How is the racially marked female body positioned in relation to the other bodies? Male? Female? White? How are issues of class, privilege, power constructed in relation to your subject? Does the story of your subject resonate to other stories you see/hear in popular culture or in your everyday life? If yes, what messages does it send? If no, do you think it has the potential to become a trend?