02-23-2009, 1:15 pm.
The Lord of the Rings.
The author compares the geography of The Middle Earth -where the story is developed- like as if it were the “real world”. He says that civilized people live at the middle and West on the map, while strange people and enemies live in the South or East, always ready to fight.
02-23-2009, 11:40 pm.
Advertising about weight lose.
In this kind of adverts, always appears a woman like the example of the treatment's result.
If you click on this web, probably you will see this kind of advert. The most interesant is that this webpage also adverts a lot of ads about fast food.
02-24-2009, 11:00 am.
Personal conversation with Anthony Carvello. Class friend
He said me that he likes to met new people and cultures. That's why he is enrolled in different student associations from another countries and cultures. He thinks that the American people shloud know more about another countries outside America.
02-24-2009, 8:30 pm.
Classroom experience while I was doing the exam.
Analizing the advert that I had to talk about, I saw one more time the figure of a young and pretty woman promoting beauty products.
02-25-2009, 2:50 pm.
Watching an Anime Serie.
Bleach is an Anime serie that I watch in Japanesse subtitled in English. But is interesting the fact of the villains – the main enemies -, they speak in Spanish and use the Spanish culture like music or utensils as something evil.
02-25-2009, 5:35 pm.
Torrente, el brazo tonto de la ley (Spanish film)
At the beginning of this movie, the main actor (a fascist police) finds an arab inmigrant looking for something to eat on a bin. The police arrests him citing that he is doing something bad like illegal business.
You can see this extract of the movie clicking on this link. Sorry but it's not subtitled to English, but I think it's understandable enough.
(3'10'' to 4'00'')
2-26-2009, 07:30 am.
MERCATOR insurance and banking commercial.
Commercial sent by a friend on a e-mail.
I was checking my e-mail account when I saw this commercial. It's a clear women stereotype.
2-26-2009, 9:45 pm
Mission: Impossible 2.
On this movie there exists a scene placed in Sevilla (Spain). Supposedly Sevilla's people is celebrating their own festivity. The director made a mix between different festivities in Spain and that's that you can see on the movie. The film stereotypes at the Spanish people in a way we don't identify.
El Mundo.es (Spanish newspaper on-line)
Three men are arrested for batter their couples.
I know it's not a real stereotype, but in Spain this fact has become in something as common that doesn't affect at many people.
I'm not surpresed about the use of stereotype on the media because I think that it always has used stereotypes. Media shouldn't do it, but productors think that stereotypes are the best way to arrive to their public. In my opinion, stereotypes aren't evil, only when they don't offend some culture, race, or gender.
When I watch my own country in the movie I have before explained, I felt offended. However, I didn't feel offended because it appeared a stereotype, but because it was a wrong stereotype.
I hope media target changes and it demands for reality representation and not a stereotyped representation.