devastating periods in twentieth-century gay and transsexual history, and Dallas Buyers Club serves as a powerful reminder of the historical and social backgrounds against which mainstream films continue the hegemonic stereotyping of narratives and
Hollywood's Hegemonic Reimagining of Counterculture
-Guzman (2016) terms this the “Hollywood Paradox”: seemingly, Hollywood emerges as a subject of diversification in mainstream media and yet the mechanisms of legitimate diversification—beyond tokenizing or stereotyping—are actively blockaded by Hollywood
Curating LuYang, a Global Artist Embedded in Local Situatedness
Nora Gantert and Malte Lin-Kröger
Lu Yang’s first institutional solo exhibition in Germany took place at Kunstpalais in Erlangen in 2022. Lu Yang is undoubtedly a global artist, yet at the same time, his art is testimony of his embeddedness into an Asian/Chinese background. In his works, he draws heavily from a mixture of religious tradition, pop and subcultural influences from Asian countries, and global postinternet art trends. The presentation and mediation of his works in a German art institution needs to consider preconceived ideas that the local audience might have about art with Asian aesthetics. To avoid the pitfalls of Othering and the reproduction of stereotypes, a deeper understanding of underlying topics, such as religious tropes, is necessary. Therefore, a collaborative, interdisciplinary curatorial approach is the curator’s means of choice.
Karen Carpenter and the Body-Martyr in Queer Memory
There has been much thought given to role of the body as a site of political, physiological, and cultural negotiation. What place then does the beloved and astonishingly affective singer of 1970s soft-rock, Karen Carpenter, occupy in this weighty discourse? Karen's death from complications related to her eating disorder in 1983 shocked the public, eliciting a new wave of cultural consciousness about the embodied nature of mental illness. But beyond the stereotypical white suburban Carpenters fan, Karen and her story had already become a cult favorite amongst the queer avant-garde as soon as four years after death, a mysterious phenomenon that I argue is decidedly queer in its emotional trafficking of Karen's subjectivity, among other areas. This essay explores the ways in which our bodies double as cultural repositories, as hallowed sites of memory, and as icons of martyrdom with the capacity to emit a healing resonance analogous to their fabricated religious counterparts. I must admit, this paper might also be guilty of occasionally engaging in the typical essentializing tendency toward Karen's personhood. For her sake then, reader, I ask you to ponder the following question with the same aversion to neat finality that you apply to your own story as you flip the page: who really was Karen Carpenter?
Resisting Techno-Orientalism in Understanding Kuaishou, Douyin, and Chinese A.I.
Western techno-orientalist stereotypes of China that characterize China as “exotic, bizarre, tacky, and cheap.” Domestic Chinese media, by contrast, often figure China grandly as heroic, stable, and historic. In his video essay, Lek exposes key stereotypes
Tru Leverette and Barbara Mennel
mixed-race cinema, including France's beur cinema, America's Blaxploitation films, and America's long-standing fascination with passing narratives and the tragic mulatto. Chapter 1 explores the tragic mulatto stereotype in American and French cinema
Addressing Privacy and Security Concerns Through Emotional Advertising
interactions portrayed on the other hand. In previous research on interactions with chatbots, Sheryl Brahnam and Antonella De Angeli found that users “follow stereotypical gender patterns when conversing with chatterbots that present as either male or female
instead concentrated on embodiment, networks, relations, and patterns. Autism Defined Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a disorder that affects the development of social and communication skills and is characterized by stereotyped patterns of
Black Trans and Queer Women’s Digital Media Production
, their fears of discrimination are often validated. In a 2004 study, researchers identified nine ways that providers contributed to disparities in care. These included unintentionally relying on stereotypes about racial groups, particularly when pressed
Linda Howell, Ryan Bell, Laura Helen Marks, Jennifer L. Lieberman, and Joseph Christopher Schaub
globally distributed by a subscription-based video-streaming service. It seems to demand a sophisticated awareness of the ways that these new modalities influence not just the production of stereotypes, but the complex new circumstances in which they