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Resisting the others: Gender, multiculturalism, and social identity in "Alien Resurrection"

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1999
Summary:
Despite increasing racial diversity, the growth of multicultural awareness, and constantly changing ideas regarding gender roles in the United States, some Hollywood films still, directly and indirectly, stereotype "others" via images. Through methods of ideological film criticism, genre analysis of the science fiction film, some feminist theory and psychoanalysis, and the theory of the cyborg, this thesis argues that the Hollywood film Alien Resurrection is a cultural text which promotes racism, sexism, and Eurocentrism. Various film techniques, narrative elements, characters along with their development, and other aspects of the film serve to stereotype and confine those with multiple social identities.
Title: Resisting the others: Gender, multiculturalism, and social identity in "Alien Resurrection".
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Name(s): Sowers, Joseph W.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Budd, Michael N., Thesis advisor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1999
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 146 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: Despite increasing racial diversity, the growth of multicultural awareness, and constantly changing ideas regarding gender roles in the United States, some Hollywood films still, directly and indirectly, stereotype "others" via images. Through methods of ideological film criticism, genre analysis of the science fiction film, some feminist theory and psychoanalysis, and the theory of the cyborg, this thesis argues that the Hollywood film Alien Resurrection is a cultural text which promotes racism, sexism, and Eurocentrism. Various film techniques, narrative elements, characters along with their development, and other aspects of the film serve to stereotype and confine those with multiple social identities.
Identifier: 9780599216198 (isbn), 15641 (digitool), FADT15641 (IID), fau:12398 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1999.
Subject(s): Racism in motion pictures
Sexism in motion pictures
Alien resurrection (Motion picture: 1997)
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