A social cognition approach to stereotyping in documentary

Brylla, Catalin ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0602-5818 (2018) A social cognition approach to stereotyping in documentary. In: Cognitive Theory and Documentary Film. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 263-279. ISBN 9783319903323

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Our perceptions of the social world are guided by categorical (i.e. stereotypical) thinking based on pre-existing schematic knowledge, which frames filmmaking as well as viewing practices. This chapter outlines how folk-psychological mechanisms, as manifested in films and filmmaking textbooks, potentially result in the construction and perpetuation of social stereotypes that are detrimental to certain communities such as disabled people. This knowledge is then deployed in my own film practice to reduce or reconfigure disability stereotypes, particularly using the strategy of narrative fragmentation, which prevents the formation of schematic characters and plots.

Item Type: Book Section
Identifier: 10.1007/978-3-319-90332-3
Subjects: Film and television > Film theory
Film and television > Screen studies
Depositing User: Catalin Brylla
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2017 11:07
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 07:08
URI: https://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/3626

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