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A social cognition approach to stereotyping in documentary practice.

Brylla, C., 2018. A social cognition approach to stereotyping in documentary practice. In: Brylla, C. and Kramer, M., eds. Cognitive Theory and Documentary Film. Palgrave Macmillan, 263 - 279.

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DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-90332-3_15


Our perceptions of the social world are guided by categorical (i.e. stereotypical) thinking based on preexisting 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
ISBN:9783319903316, 9783319903323
Group:Faculty of Media & Communication
ID Code:33364
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:11 Mar 2020 11:32
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 14:19


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