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Modernity and Alterity, pt1

Film and Cultural Theory Lecture, Cardiff University

Paul Bowman

on 10 October 2016

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Transcript of Modernity and Alterity, pt1

Orientalist Themes
Misogynistic Othering
Internal othering (class, region)
The other as exotic
Ancient culture, faceless other…
(Dehumanized) Other as Oriental
(and vice versa)
Nazi othering of Jazz
Nazi othering of Jews
The Colonised as animalistic
Colonialist Representation
Cultural Themes
Colonialist Representation
Colonialist Representation
Colonialist Representation
…pragmatic Western technology
Japanese as Kamikaze
There was an Englishman, an Irishman and a Colony…
Colonialist Representation
“Scientific” Gaze
Imperialist Fears:
Fu Manchu (Sax Rohmer)
Modernity and Alterity
Tarzan (1966)
Tarzan (1918)
District 9
Imperial fears
Other sorts of Othering
The recorded version of this lecture is here:http://bambuser.com/channel/BowmanP
condensation and displacement
NB: remember the
Disney cartoons
from earlier!
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