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Encyclopedia of —isms

Stereotypes

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Typing

A type is any simple, vivid, memorable, easily grasped and widely recognized characterization in which a few traits are foregrounded and change or ‘development’ is kept to a minimum. — Richard Dyer

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Stereotypes

Stereotyping

Stereotyping reduces people to a few, simple, essential characteristics which are represented as fixed by Nature —Stuart Hall

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Black Pete is Blackface

Prelude: “It’s that time of the year again…”

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Encyclopedia of —isms

Discours (or discursive)

Slide from lecture "Visual culture, Identity and Design" by Nana Adusei-Poku on March 19, 2015

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Representation (System of…)

…“the relation between ‘things’, concepts and signs lies at the heart of the production of meaning in language. The process which links these three elements together is what we call ‘representation’.” 
—Stuart Hall

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Language

“When we look at culture from the perspective of a practice of giving meaning, than language is the tool to give meaning with.”
—Stuart Hall

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Culture

Culture is the activity of giving meaning to objects, events and people. This activity depends on the participants of this culture.

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Dialogic

“Representation functions less like a model of a one-way transmitter and more like the model of a dialogue —it is, they say, dialogic. What sustains this ‘dialogue’ is the presence of shared cultural codes, which cannot guarantee that meaning will remain stable forever.”
—Stuart Hall

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