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Meet the Flintstones - a critical essay on the perpetuation of the 'caveman' stereotype, from the late 1800's to today.

Moyneur, Sarah LU (2013) ARKM21 20131
Archaeology
Abstract
Images can convey a lot in a little space, and communicate in a way that words cannot. For this reason, studying visual communication is important in order to ensure that users are conveying the right message. This thesis aims to better understand paleolithic reconstructions. and the stereotypes that are associated with them with the help of the follow theoretical perspectives: gender, visual perspective, agency, and critical theory. Images are taken from three different periods in order to track the progression: the late 1800's, the 1960's, and today. These images are analyzed to extract elements of the stereotype. These elements are discussed in association with their appropriate time periods and paradigms in order to grasp various... (More)
Images can convey a lot in a little space, and communicate in a way that words cannot. For this reason, studying visual communication is important in order to ensure that users are conveying the right message. This thesis aims to better understand paleolithic reconstructions. and the stereotypes that are associated with them with the help of the follow theoretical perspectives: gender, visual perspective, agency, and critical theory. Images are taken from three different periods in order to track the progression: the late 1800's, the 1960's, and today. These images are analyzed to extract elements of the stereotype. These elements are discussed in association with their appropriate time periods and paradigms in order to grasp various aspects associated with perpetuation. We see that certain aspects of reconstructions have remained stagnate since the birth of the stereotype in the late 1800's, and that these aspects are the result of various socio-political factors as well as conscious and unconscious motives. In addition to researching the reasons behind stereotype perpetuation it was necessary to conduct a survey to show how images affect those who are exposed to them. The survey shows that images affect both archaeologically and non-archaeologically trained students to varying degrees. (Less)
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author
Moyneur, Sarah LU
supervisor
organization
course
ARKM21 20131
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Stereotype, Stone Age, Illustrations, Academic, Popular Culture, Perspectives, Socio-Politics, Late 1800's, 1960's, Modern.
language
English
id
3800641
date added to LUP
2013-08-29 14:40:33
date last changed
2013-08-29 14:40:33
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  abstract     = {Images can convey a lot in a little space, and communicate in a way that words cannot. For this reason, studying visual communication is important in order to ensure that users are conveying the right message. This thesis aims to better understand paleolithic reconstructions. and the stereotypes that are associated with them with the help of the follow theoretical perspectives: gender, visual perspective, agency, and critical theory. Images are taken from three different periods in order to track the progression: the late 1800's, the 1960's, and today. These images are analyzed to extract elements of the stereotype. These elements are discussed in association with their appropriate time periods and paradigms in order to grasp various aspects associated with perpetuation. We see that certain aspects of reconstructions have remained stagnate since the birth of the stereotype in the late 1800's, and that these aspects are the result of various socio-political factors as well as conscious and unconscious motives. In addition to researching the reasons behind stereotype perpetuation it was necessary to conduct a survey to show how images affect those who are exposed to them. The survey shows that images affect both archaeologically and non-archaeologically trained students to varying degrees.},
  author       = {Moyneur, Sarah},
  keyword      = {Stereotype,Stone Age,Illustrations,Academic,Popular Culture,Perspectives,Socio-Politics,Late 1800's,1960's,Modern.},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Meet the Flintstones - a critical essay on the perpetuation of the 'caveman' stereotype, from the late 1800's to today.},
  year         = {2013},
}