Thursday, 6 April 2017

Popularity of Genre's

Tessa Perkins had five assumptions regarding stereotypes, she believed that stereotyping is not a simple process and it contains assumptions that can be challenged. Perkins believed that stereotypes are not always negative for example in Hotel Babylon the Chinese woman is portrayed as being intelligent.

Leon Festinger can be used to explain the popularity of programmes like Hotel Babylon and other similar TV drama's because of his theory of cognitive dissonance. This claims that we resist adjusting our attitude unless faced with overwhelming evidence.