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Meaning of Stereotyping b.ed notes| Characteristics of Stereotyping

Meaning of Stereotypes b.ed notes| Characteristics of Stereotypes 

Meaning and definitions of stereotyping

Stereotyping refers to the various antisocial activities and evil practices prevalent in society, which migrate from generation to generation into their original form.

It is recognised by the class and the community, although it has no social utility.

Stereotypes interrupt the development of society, community and country. The stereotypes of activities are brought into contact with the individual society, religion with the divine and supernatural power, while in today 's age of modernity, developing and mechanization it has no utility or significance.

Stereotyping is a social norm i. e. stereotyping is followed by acceptance of society. Stereotypes are more informal social norms than democracy.

The customs are made up of people. When a public is recognised as necessary for the group when it is in practice at large, it has assumed the character of a ritual.

According to Green, "The general way of functioning, which is considered more efficient and proper than that of the populist people, is called convention".

According to kimble young, "stereotypes are rudimentary classifications with which, as a rule, some strong emotional, liking or disliking feeling, a feeling of acceptance or rejection," says kemble young.

According to jehoda, "affiliation to a group would indicate an assumed opinion."

According to Smith, "stereotyping is a set of superstitions based on inaccurate or incomplete information and used for the entire group.

Thus, while explaining the custom, the punishment for his disobedience has been considered to be of the highest importance.

Characteristics of stereotyping

The characteristics of stereotyping are as follows

  • superstitions play an important role in making a person 's behavior more particularly valid.
  • Stereotypes are the most important role in stability of social structure.
  • Customs are often static and one can assimilate them in the process of socialization.
  • stereotypes have the quality of despotism that enables them to attain stability in society, as a result of which customs are prevalent even when society changes.
  • The customs do not have the consent of the law, yet they influence in practice more than law.
  • morality ceases in the conventions and hence is practised as a religious duty.
  • Superstitions cater to our vital needs of life.
  • Stereotypes are a imaginatively based process, because conservative traditions involve mere imagination in any tradition.
  • Stereotyping is regarded as an irrational process because they have no logic at the core of many social traditions.
  • Stereotyping is regarded as an irrational process because they have no logic at the core of many social traditions.
  • Often a country that follows the conservative tradition can never grow.
  • Stereolism hinders modern development. Many modern measures fail due to stereotyping.

The above features show that stereotyping is an individual, society and nation - wise, conservative and sterile process which creates a barrier in the all - round development of the society. Conservatism often leads to social anomalies.

Types of stereotyping

According to sociologists stereotypes present two types of social norms which are as follows

1.  Positive stereotypes :-

Positive stereotypes are stereotypes that demand a particular kind of behavior from a person. For example: be honest in life, respect mother 's father is today' s positive norms.

2.  Negative/negative stereotypes: -

Unlike positive stereotypes, negative stereotypes tend to prevent us from acting too frequently. For example - should not be stolen, should avoid prostitution and should not engage in speculation, etc.

Thus we can say that morality has a substantial influence and it is also considered to be the most important socially. Thus, honouring guests, treating women with respect are examples of conventions which are considered important for a person according to cultural beliefs.

Stereotyping prevailing in Indian society

(stereotyping problems in Indian society)

The broad stereotypes prevalent in Indian society include:-

(1) Gender stereotypes -

Uneven and even one-sided notions about girl and boy, value boys and men more than girls and women. It represents social concept and ideas of individuals and gender stereotypes. 

Gender stereotyping influences the education, social participation and freedom of women, while making society male dominated. This social tradition has been in its own way from ancient times to the present. No matter how much women empowerment and gender equality the society and the intellectual class continue to celebrate, it is necessary to change people 's thoughts and feelings, the flow of their thinking and visionary ideas.

(2) Child marriage:

At present, India is a developing country. It has developed along with its development in its various social forms, but there is still backwardness in many social conventions. Child marriage continues to exist even today in its changed character. One section of the society may have renounced child marriage by becoming educated and vigilant, but this tradition cannot be regarded as an end.

(3) Dowry system :- 

Dowry is one of the major stereotypes prevalent in different society. In the beginning the king and the maharajas used to confer money, land, soldiers, etc. on the groom for their pride, but all sections of the society adopted it compulsorily and today it has become indispensable.

(4) The importance of a son for Pind-dan ( पिंडदान) :-

In Indian society, there are various types of conventions, one of which iconoclasm is necessary to have a son. It is generally said that the daughter opens the door of liberation (moksha) for her parents. That is, unless the child delivers a calf to his parents, he does not attain moksha. Such a tradition has been established in Indian society since ancient times and even in modern times. Although the influence of such obscurantism has at present diminished, it has not yet come to an end.

(5) Women are expected only for household work: - 

In Indian society it is said that only women and women should be involved in doing homework, that is, only girls, women should do homework (home work). But even in modern Indian society this tradition has been to some extent repudiated. The male and the child are also enjoying their participation in household affairs.

(6) Men are only householder :- 

In ancient Indian society the person was the owner of the house.

The whole family, therefore, had to uphold whatever was right or wrong in them, but gradually this tradition improved. At present a family has the full right to speak his own words and he has the right to raise a voice against every member of the house 's improper behaviour or behaviour.

In this way these traditions of society are still prevalent in our Indian society in some form or other which follow these rules and which do not follow them are seen from the point of view of inferiority or hatred. In a world of customs we may thus be able to provide answers by not asking questions for the problems of life, i. e. the customs are so strong that they justify or disprove any behaviour.

For instance, it was due to convention that women entered the funeral pyre of their husbands.

To say, without paying attention to what is right or wrong, there have always been standards of conduct which society has adhered to from time to time without any argument.