Representing aboriginality: a post-colonial analysis of the key trends of representing aboriginality in South African, Australian and Aotearoa/New Zealand film (bog, hæftet, engelsk)

Af: Sacha Clelland-Stokes

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  • Forlag: Intervention
  • Format: Hæftet
  • Sprog: Engelsk
  • Sideantal: 217
  • Dato for udgivelse: 16-5-2007
  • Udgivelse: 1. udgave, 2007.
  • ISBN-13: 9788789825151
  • Produkt type: Bog
  • År for denne udgave: 2007
  • Første udgivelsesår: 2007
  • Originalsprog: Engelsk
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If films are political artefacts that both reflect and reconstruct a society´s discourses, then analysis of the cinematic representation of aboriginality is vital to the post-colonial agenda.
Representing Aboriginality takes a close look at the dominant trends in the representation of aboriginal people in Australian, South African and Aotearoa/New Zealand film. Jan Mohamed´s thesis of The Economy of the Manichean Allegory is employed to interrogate these trends in terms of Other/Self binaries, where representations of the Other are understood to be sensitive to tensions within the individual psyches of the media-makers as well as to social tensions and stresses within the ´political unconscious´ of the society in which they appear.
Three films are analysed in the discussion of dominant trends: The Great Dance - a hunter´s story (Directed by Craig and Damon Foster, 2000), The Last Wave (Directed by Peter Weir, 1977) and Once Were Warriors (Directed by Lee Tamahori, 1994)

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