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Selected Resources about Race and Gender Stereotypes in Media

Spring 2002 Awareness Campaign


This list includes resources on race, gender, and how they intersect in media representations and popular images.

Web sites:

Children Now, Advocacy Group examining role of the media in children's lives

YAAMS: Young African Americans against Media Stereotypes (awesome site)

Dartmouth's Guillermo Gómez-Peña site Book promotion site with interesting statistics:

The Dartmouth Articles:

You can also search The Dartmouth archives at:


Color Adjustment (TV stereotypes of blacks; in Baker)

Ethnic notions (Media stereotypes of black; in Baker)

Hollywood Harems (film available in Jones Media Center)

In whose honor?: American Indian Mascots in Sports : a documentary (in Baker)

Mambo Mouth w/John Leguizamo (cultural stereotypes of Latinos; in Baker)

Slaying the Dragon (film stereotypes of Asian women; with Nora Yasumura)

Tough Guise w/Jackson Katz (Violence, media, and the crisis in masculinity)


All of the following are available in Baker:

Bataille, Gretchen, and Charles Silet. The Pretend Indians: Images of Native Americans in the Movies. Ames: Iowa State UP, 1980.

Dines, Gail & Jean M. Humez (eds.) Gender, Race, and Class in Media: A Text-Reader. Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage, 1995.

Fregoso, Rosa. The Bronze Screen: Chicana and Chicano Film Culture. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 1993.

Friar, Ralph. The Only Good Indian: The Hollywood Gospel. New York: Drama Book Specialists, 1972.

Friedman, Lester. Unspeakable Images: Ethnicity and the American Cinema. Urbana: U of Illinois P, 1991.

Marchetti, Gina. Romance and the 'Yellow Peril': Race, Sex, and Discursive Strategies in Hollywood Fiction. Berkeley: U of California P, 1993.

Miller, Randall. Ethnic Images in American Film and Television. Philadelphia: Balch, 1978.

Murray, James. To Find an Image: Black Films From Uncle Tom to Superfly. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1973.

Noriega, Chon. Chicanos and Film: Essays on Chicano Representation and Resistance. New York: Garland, 1992.

Pines, Jim. Blacks in films: A Survey of Racial Themes and Images in the American Film. London : Studio Vista, 1975

Rocchio, Vincent F. Reel Racism: Confronting Hollywood's Construction of Afro-American culture. Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 2000.

Silk, Catherine. Racism and Anti-Racism in American Pop Culture: Portrayals of African-Americans in Fiction and Film. Manchester: Manchester UP, 1990.

Woll, Allen. Ethnic and Racial Images in American Film and Television: Historical Essays and Bibliography. New York: Garland, 1987.

Wong, Eugene F. On Visual Media Racism: Asians in the American Motion Pictures. New York: Arno, 1978.

Last Updated: 9/12/13