Do Pictures in High School Textbooks Perpetuate Stereotypes?

by Donie, Dung N.

Abstract (Summary)
In today’s age of political correctness, stereotypes may enter young impressionable minds from the least likely sources. This study analyzed photographs from high school textbooks and categorized them according to the model’s ethnicity, gender and type of activity performed. Results indicated that although the numbers of the different types of models gave a true reflection of the U.S. population, there were still some subtle biases as to how different demographics were depicted.
Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Deborah Barreau

School:University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

School Location:USA - North Carolina

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:sexism in textbooks racism stereotyping


Date of Publication:04/11/2006

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