Stereotypes live in language2010/03/07 9:28:00 Written by EwaMaslowska
Stereotypes are a social product. In spite of being „politically incorrect”, they exist and mirrors all hidden emotions and attitudes towards others. Also, they discover how „others” are evaluated. The comparison between ‚self-portrait’ and the pictures of the other nations is very instructive. The diversity is based on the point of view and perspective. The mentality of the social group creating the stereotypes is expressed by the language in many ways: in common opinion, jokes, nicknames, etc. The way we talk about other nations says a lot about us.
Have a look at the mapping stereotypes by the alpha designer. Were you surprised by the way your country was viewed by the others? I think the author has a fantastic sense of humour.
Mapping Stereotypes by alpha designer alphadesigner.com
Personal art project by visual artist, graphic designer and illustrator Yanko Tsvetkov