Representation and stereotypes of Hispanics and African Americans in American films

Martin, Luis (2010) Representation and stereotypes of Hispanics and African Americans in American films. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    Givens (2008) suggests that, “Over the past fifty to one hundred years, African Americans and Hispanics have endured much discrimination and formed lasting stereotypes by their roles in movies and television shows, many of which still occur today.”

    This study investigates whether these two races have always suffered negative stereotypes and discrimination, and if one race is depicted worse than the other. This will be done by analyzing films from different periods of time, from the birth of cinema, to current day films.

    This study is divided into seven chapters, firstly explaining the objectives of the study, before moving onto looking at how these races are portrayed in films. The portrayal of these races in five selected films is then analysed before comparing the way they are depicted against each other. The final chapter comprises conclusions.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Creative Technologies
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 03 May 2011 10:14
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:28
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/2593

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