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ENGL 1B-Martinez, A.: Essay 2: Analyzing Identity in Film & TV


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Try mixing terms from the following two groups:

  • Film, Motion Pictures, Mass Media, Television
  • Stereotypes, Discrimination, Prejudice, Representation


  • Your chosen focal point (gender, race, class)

Also, keep an eye out for subject terms that relate to treatment of a specific group in the media, such as: African American women on television, Asian Americans in motion pictures, Sex role in mass media. Or, consider issues relating to stereotypes such as Body Image.

If exploring an archetype (anti-hero, femme fetale), trying searching using that term. Pair with information found from another search based on above pointers and ask yourself: where might these intersect?

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