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A Cultural History of Advertising
A peek at the past, present and future implications of our consumer culture
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Reason & Emotion: Pseudoscience Meets Gender Stereotypes in 1943 Disney Wartime Propaganda

Reason & Emotion: Pseudoscience Meets Gender Stereotypes in 1943 Disney Wartime Propaganda | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
What resisting a double fudge sundae has to do with Freud and defeating the Nazis.

Whether we call it "rationality vs. intuition," as Alb
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THROUGH ZENA'S EYES - BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2011: Feb 13 – Aunt Jemima: Negative Stereotype or Iconic Brand?

THROUGH ZENA'S EYES - BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2011: Feb 13 – Aunt Jemima: Negative Stereotype or Iconic Brand? | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it

"Created in 1889, the inspiration for the Aunt Jemima® brand came from a character in a racially-derogatory minstrel show song, written in 1875. The creators of Aunt Jemima® Pancake Mix were not good businessmen, so had to sell the brand and the formula to the R.T. Davis Milling Company in 1890. ..."

 

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Why Do We Rely On 2-Dimensional Stereotypes For Native American Characters?

Why Do We Rely On 2-Dimensional Stereotypes For Native American Characters? | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
Many are outraged by Johnny Depp's portrayal of Tonto in "The Lone Ranger." We asked "Native Trailblazers" radio host Vincent Schilling what he thinks about the big controversy.
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Nancy Green, the original "Aunt Jemima" | African American Registry

Nancy Green, the original "Aunt Jemima" | African American Registry | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it

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Mon, 1834-11-17

On this date we celebrate the birth of Nancy Green in 1834. She was a Black storyteller and one of the first black corporate models in the United States.

The world knew her as "Aunt Jemima," but her given name was Nancy Green. The famous Aunt Jemima recipe was not her recipe but she became the advertising world's first living trademark.

Miss Green was born a slave in Montgomery County, Kentucky. Chris Rutt, a newspaperman, and Charles Underwood bought the Pearl Milling Company and had the original idea of developing and packaging a ready-mixed, self-rising pancake flour. To survive in a highly competitive business, the men needed an image for their product....read more

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