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HUI 338.09 Ethnicity and the Cinema I

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 9/27/09 Ethnicity and the Cinema I HUI 338, Spring 2009 Prof. Reich
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9/27/09 How does one define ethnicity? Sociologists: race, religion, national origin, shared historical past Anthropologists: add language, particular traits, kinship, cultural signs and symbols: self- definition/subjective experience vs. objective factors Psychologists: relations between the individual psyche and the group, with
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9/27/09 PRE-DETERMINATION VS. SELF- DETERMINATION DESCENT VS. CONSENT SELF-LOATHING: POSITIVE IDENTIFICATION VS. NEGATIVE IDENTIFICATION
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9/27/09 Celluloid Palimpsests What is a Palimpsest? Cinema plays on culturally accepted codes and conventions which can change over time “Whether they [these films] explore or exploit their ethnic characters, all films either implicitly or explicitly show how ethnic groups affect American life and how American life
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9/27/09 Signs of Italianness in Visual Culture Voice: accent, loud, vivacious, hand gestures, intonation
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