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Productions of Indigenous Masculinity in a Global Context.
Transcript of Productions of Indigenous Masculinity in a Global Context.
-introduction of machismo as a Eurocentric ideation
-emasculation / hypermasculation
50 First Dates (2005)
What Becomes of the Broken Hearted? (1999)
Twilight: New Moon (2010)
La Mission (2010)
Production of Indigenous Masculinities in a Global Context
-Emasculine or hypermasculine
-Religion / spirituality in relation to masculinity
Emasculation and 50 First Dates
Tells story of Henry, the white male protagonist, and his efforts to romance a woman with short term memory loss. Ula, the main Native Hawaiian character, is Henry's sidekick throughout the film.
Creates powerful settler/colonized dynamic between Henry and Ula
Ula is consistently emasculated and shown to be reliant upon Henry for "manly" knowledge; he is forced to live vicariously through Henry
Anything to do with Hawaiian culture pre-colonization is shown as inferior or primitive, including non-Western views of masculinity
Portrayals of Native masculinity reinforce heteronormative standards brought about through colonization
Emasculation and Hypermasculinity in New Moon
Jacob and the Wolfpack as hypermasculine:
- Primitive masculinity
-Short tempered, aggressive, and physically violent.
-Sexualization of men of color
Jacob as Emasculine:
-Deemed the lesser mate despite his hypermasculine qualities
-Absence of Quileute people playing Quileute characters
Finding a middle ground: La Mission
Che is a proud traditional masculine Chicano struggling to accept that his son Jesse is gay.
indigenous and queer identity Challenging hetero-patriachy
Hypermasculinity and Broken Hearted
Narrative follows Jake as he searches for his identity in an urban Maori community through a Native perspective.
Constant cycle of rage and alcholism, violence the only answer to problem
Hyper masculine characteristics in males, father son roles
Maori Colinization and the gap between Maori and Pakeha (western colonizers)
Education, enployment, social, criminal system
What Becomes of the Broken Hearted