Indian Stereotypes in TV Science Fiction

Indian Stereotypes in TV Science Fiction

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According to an early 1990s study, 95 percent of what college students know about Native Americans was acquired through the media, leading to widespread misunderstandings of First Nations peoples. Sierra Adare contends that negative qIndianq stereotypes do physical, mental, emotional, and financial harm to First Nations individuals. At its core, this book is a social study whose purpose is to explore the responses of First Nations peoples to representative qIndianq stereotypes portrayed within the TV science fiction genre. Participants in Adare's study viewed episodes from My Favorite Martian, Star Trek, Star Trek: Voyager, Quantum Leap, The Adventures of Superman, and Star Trek: The Next Generation. Reactions by viewers range from optimism to a deep-rooted sadness. The strongest responses came after viewing a Superman episode's depiction of an qevil medicine manq who uses a ceremonial pipe to kill a warrior. The significance of First Nations peoples' responses and reactions are both surprising and profound. After publication of qIndianq Stereotypes in TV Science Fiction, ignorance can no longer be used as an excuse for Hollywood's irresponsible depiction of First Nations peoples' culture, traditions, elders, religious beliefs, and sacred objects.At its core, this book is a social study whose purpose is to explore the responses of First Nations peoples to representative aquot;Indianaquot; stereotypes portrayed within the TV science fiction genre.


Title:Indian Stereotypes in TV Science Fiction
Author: Sierra S. Adare
Publisher:University of Texas Press - 2009-08-17
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