Mammy Image Analysis

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As mentioned, Stuart Hall was a Jamaican born cultural theorist and sociologist who lived and worked in the United Kingdom that our decoding of media images are very much influenced by the guidance of “dominant” social ideologies. Throughout the research and studies i really came to realize how correct Mr Hall was on his idea on how he believes that videos are all encoded, keying on race, but also, gender and sexuality. Doing much research on the "Mammy" stereotype of black women and the "Greaser" stereotype of latino men i came to a conclusion on believing his views of masculinity and femininity. Throughout this paper i will talk more about the differences and describe the way the film subjects the main two topics and how it keys in on race, …show more content…
This is one of the most prevalent image of african american women is the Mammy image. The mammy image was known as a fat, asexual, and happy to serve as a master. After slavery they began to desexualize the image of black women, almost like a “pet”.. During slavery the black women was purely a sexual human being but not after. The society we live in people don 't realize the mainstream media and Hollywood of the image. The respect for femininity they had for the Mammy was horrible. They showed defeminized to the Mammy and the amount of hate, and non dominant character the mammy was, who derived from the kind of thinking that resist controlling images. In difference white women were known as pure, domestic and submissive and white men were the ones who controlled the societal images. Many do not realize the hate and hard times that black women had to go through during the Mammy Era and all the seuxialty and defeminiziam that they had to live with. The fat black women was a picture of condemnation and was a symbol in society know more as a “joke” then a human …show more content…
We live in a world where stereotype are the main trend in mainstream media and television today. One of the biggest stereotype in society today is that “All Muslims are terrorist” Growing up a muslim was a struggle and really hard especially during the 9/11 times and going to school was a challenge. Just like i stated earlier, “The fat black women was a picture of condemnation and was a symbol in society know more as a “joke” then a human being.” is very similar to my mother headscarf being a condemnation and symbol as a “joke” or “terrorist in society. The amount of hate and sxual devience that we have in this world in general is beyond noted. I feel like there like no “cure” to this problem and it will always be a problem in our society. For example, think really hard and deep right now. The Mammy know as a fat black women correct? In television today think really hard of all the black characters in star movies that made it to the big screen. They are fat black women. This is what i mean as if the media and mainstream television will never stop and get rid of the hat and stereotypes that are long past due. That being said, i am fully agreeing with Stuart Hall and the ideology created by the the decoding of media imaged and how influenced it is by social

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