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'Game of Thrones' reinforces existing racial, cultural stereotypes: Study

Updated : May 05, 2019 05:40 PM IST

Martin's depiction of Eastern people is not far removed from older narratives, according to the study published in the Canadian Review of American Studies.
In his study, Mat Hardy, Senior Lecturer at Deakin University in Australia, cited examples from the storyline of Daenerys Targaryen, the heir to the Iron Throne -- a white Westerner who navigates the perils of the Eastern lands to claim her birthright.
According to Hardy, the Northern and Western peoples -- such as the Starks in "Game of Thrones" -- are portrayed as more honest, more productive, and generally more positive than their Eastern counterparts. 
'Game of Thrones' reinforces existing racial, cultural stereotypes: Study
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