Stereotypes of Asians and Asian Americans in the U.S. media : appearance, disappearance, and assimilation.

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dc.contributor.advisor Ferdon, Douglas Robert, 1945- Yang, Yueqin, 1987- 2011-08
dc.description.abstract This thesis commits to highlighting major stereotypes concerning Asians and Asian Americans found in the U.S. media, the “Yellow Peril,” the perpetual foreigner, the model minority, and problematic representations of gender and sexuality. In the U.S. media, Asians and Asian Americans are greatly underrepresented. Acting roles that are granted to them in television series, films, and shows usually consist of stereotyped characters. It is unacceptable to socialize such stereotypes, for the media play a significant role of education and social networking which help people understand themselves and their relation with others. Within the limited pages of the thesis, I devote to exploring such labels as the “Yellow Peril,” perpetual foreigner, the model minority, the emasculated Asian male and the hyper-sexualized Asian female in the U.S. media. In doing so I hope to promote awareness of such typecasts by white dominant culture and society to ethnic minorities in the U.S. en_US
dc.publisher en
dc.rights Baylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.subject Stereotypes. en_US
dc.subject Asians. en_US
dc.subject Asian Americans. en_US
dc.subject United States. en_US
dc.subject Media. en_US
dc.title Stereotypes of Asians and Asian Americans in the U.S. media : appearance, disappearance, and assimilation. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US M.A. en_US
dc.rights.accessrights Worldwide access. en_US
dc.rights.accessrights Access changed 1/14/14.
dc.contributor.department American Studies. en_US
dc.contributor.schools Baylor University. American Studies Program. en_US

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