Rhetorical Analysis Of Orange Is The New Black ( Oitnb ) Is Affecting The Women Of The Multiple Races Portrayed
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Drawing on a rhetorical critical analysis to studying technology, this paper outlines a proposal to research how Orange Is The New Black (OITNB) is affecting the women of the multiple races portrayed in the show. I will also discuss if binge watching can institute cultivation and affect a viewer’s perceptions as a result of constant content exposure. Specifically, I will conduct a rhetorical analysis of symbolic artifacts including, language, images, and gestures displayed in OITNB. To supplement the rhetorical critical analysis, I will conduct in-depth interviews with female OITNB viewers, who are from each race depicted in the show, in which I will ask them questions to solicit their perspectives of the female racial representations presented in the show.
Before I conduct a rhetorical analysis I will have to define what constitutes as stereotypical or negative racial representation and evaluate the content of OITNB accordingly. To keep track of gender and racial representations in OITNB I will develop codes for designated behaviors and assign them specific categories. The rhetorical analysis will provide information to structure the interview questions as well as identify any existing stereotypical racial representations. From the interviews, I will collect data on the amount of time they have spent watching the content and their perceptions of female racial representations in the show and in reality. From the theoretical perspective of cultivation, I will examine how