"American History X" in a Psychological Context
Analyzes the motives behind the racism, hate, and prejudice in this movie on racial disputes in Los Angeles.
# 45525 | 1,173 words | 3 sources | APA | 2003 |
Published on Nov 07, 2003 in Psychology (Behaviorism) , Psychology (Social) , African-American Studies (Racism) , Film (Analysis, Criticism, Etc.) , Sociology (General)
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In this paper, the film, "American History X", is analyzed to provide a clear perspective on the formation of biased ideas. Covering different manifestations of political socialization, the concept of resocialization and the behavior associated with these characters, one can see how people can be driven to these beliefs. Comparisons with several sociological texts on indoctrination and resocialization are provided.
From the Paper:"Cameron Alexander could be considered the major persuasive element in American History X. He does a good job of being a "credible communicator", which according to Myers "is someone the audience perceives as credible and trustworthy" (Myers 2004, pg. 164). Cameron is a middle-aged propagandist who seeks to recruit Caucasians disillusioned by how other races are supposedly taking over America and adopts them into his "family", which makes it easy for Derek and Danny to look upon him as a father figure."
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