European Stereotypes Essay by EL

European Stereotypes
This paper looks at the past and present European stereotypes.
# 5205 | 1,980 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2001 | US
Published on Jun 04, 2002 in Anthropology (Europe) , Ethnic Studies (European) , History (European)

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The writer of this paper uses stereotypes of the past and present European sub-culture to explain some of the myths surrounding certain nations. The paper explains that some of these stereotypes are self inflicted, leading to these myths; while other stereotypes come about due to the historical myths themselves

From the Paper:

"All national or ethnic groups define themselves, at least in part, through their boundaries, that is, by reference to those outside the group. Because the definition ordinarily glorifies the in-group, some unfavorable comparison of outsiders occurs. To illustrate, consider a common "trope," or rhetorical figure, used by Romans to refer to the western Mediterranean islanders whom they recruited as military auxiliaries: "Farting like a Balearic slinger." I choose this remote example because many of my maternal ancestors came from the island of Minorca; later I shall be obliged to cite far more derogatory stereotypes about others, ancestors. "

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