Generalizations


"..we often find people stereotyped around characteristics of age ("All teenagers love rock and roll and have no respect for their elders."), sex ("men want just one thing from a woman."), race ("All Japanese look and think alike."), religion ("All Catholics love the Pope more than their country."),vocation ("All lawyers are greedy weasels.") and nationality ("All Germans are Nazi warmongers."). Objects can be stereotyped around characteristics of places ("All cities are corrupt and sinful." "Small towns are safe and clean." "In England, it rains all the time.") and things ("All American cars are cheaply and ineptly made.")" (from The Meaning and Significance of Stereotypes in Popular Culture).


Colby Glass, MLIS