The Promotion and Support of Neo-Nazi Activity in Tony Kaye's 1998 near Classic Film American History X
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In this research study, the American history X film was analyzed and discussed. For extracting out the relevant data the qualitative secondary research method was used. The data after analyzing and discussion proved that if the people try to transmute his negativity into positivity only then the attitude of life can be changed. Not any group can changed the beliefs and negative thinking of the human beings until and unless he himself tries to changed it. The end of the negative things is always negative.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION1
Background of the Research1
About the film2
Neo-Nazi organizations in US2
CHAPTER 2: LITERATURE REVIEW4
Immigration and cause and effect4
Rising Ethnic Hatred:6
American History X9
CHAPTER 3: METHODOLOGY12
Secondary Research Methods12
Qualitative research method12
CHAPTER 4: ANALYSIS AND DISCUSSION16
Whiteness in American History X16
CHAPTER 5: CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS20
CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION
Background of the Research
The importance of the media is often understated. Often many members of society form their beliefs and knowledge on a variety of topics due to an array of topics that are covered in the media. There are many current films about crime, justice, and criminal behavior (Bromley, Susan, Pamela, 1992, 17). A substantial amount of the information and perceptions about crime and the criminal justice system comes from scenes and characters the public have observed in a variety of different movies. The society in which we live has become consumed with forensic science, law breakers, victims, and those law enforcement agencies that help control and solve crimes. Too often, the public is influenced by how the characters are portrayed. Although there may be substantial criticism of films perceived to encourage bad behaviors in our youth as well as displaying too much violence, in general films that are exceptionally well done may also help teach the viewing audience something not only about society and the criminal justice process but ourselves as well.
Through more fully understanding the lessons such films offer us, we may be encouraged to make small changes that lead to larger, more peaceful ways of living in the world. Many films are produced each year that stereotype different races, ethnicities, and genders. In the majority of films, African American males are portrayed as characters who are drug dealers, violent offenders, and pimps. American History X, which is a ...