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Bend it Like Beckham
Transcript of Bend it Like Beckham
A Cultural Study
What Would You Do?
Movie Trailer and Overview
Dialectics of Identity
Refers to legal identity in relation to a nation
Often confusion between national identity and ethnicity
Cultural conformity vs. Cultural distinction
Some immigrants try to assimilate, others try to retain culture
Theory: refers to an individual's sense of self in terms of membership in a particular ethnic group
dynamic construct which evolves and changes in response to developmental and contextual factors
Various Identities of Immigrants:
Identification with the cultural conventions of how we should act, look, and behave according to age
Disconnect due to generational gap
Generational Cohort Theory: the era in which we are born shapes our view of the world
Baby Boomers (1946-early 1960s)
Generation X (Late 1960s-1989)
Generation Y (1989-2010)
Often still seen as foreigner (Indian)
Integration through clothing, attitude, name, and activities
Soccer player (obsession with Beckham)
Jess' Ethnic Identity
Expectations of dress, behavior, values, attitudes
Dialectics in Relation to Identity
Bend it Like Beckham. Dir. Gurinder Chadha. Perf. Parminder Nagra, Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers. Fox Searchlight, 2002. DVD.
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"Sending and receiving of messages across languages and cultures. It is also a negotiated understanding of meaning in human experiences across social systems and societies"
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Constantly negotiating her lifestyle with the rest of her family.
Soccer drifting her away from her culture.
Jules, an influence to Jess' behaviors and attitudes.
"differential treatment on the basis of race that disadvantages a racial group"
"treatment on the basis of inadequately justified factors other than race that disadvantages a racial group"
Cricket experience (41:20)