Study Questions 2: Th Jan 30
1. What are three examples from Pieterse of the transfer of stereotypes from one "racialized" group to another?
2. Speculate on why the term "race" would change from a synonym for "nation" to a term for larger categories of people currently used?
3. What parallels are there between stereotypes of the Irish and stereotypes of African Americans? Speculate, based on Pieterse's history, about the process by which the Irish become identified as part of a "white" race?4. What does Pieterse's article tell us about the nature of racial categories?
5. According to Chyng Feng Sun, what are the main stereotypes of Asian American males, and what are the origins of those stereotypes?
6. What are the main stereotypes of Asian American females, and what are the origins of those stereotypes?
7. How do the stereotypes of Asian men and Asian women relate to and reinforce each other?
8. In what ways do Lucy Lui's characters continue Asian female stereotypes, and in what ways do her characters challenge them?
9. How does Hall define the term "ideology"?
10. What does Hall mean by "inferential racism"? What might be some examples?
11. To what extent and in what ways is the "primitivism" stereotype still active in the media these days?