Screening Strangers

Screening Strangers

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Yosefa Loshitzky challenges the utopian notion of a post-national qNew Europeq by focusing on the waves of migrants and refugees that some view as a potential threat to European identity, a concern heightened by the rhetoric of the war on terror, The London Underground bombings, And The riots in Paris's banlieues. Opening a cinematic window onto this struggle, Loshitzky determines patterns in the representation and negotiation of European identity in several European films from the late 20th and early 21st centuries, including Bernardo Bertolucci'sBesieged, Stephen Frears'sDirty Pretty Things, Mathieu Kassovitz'sLa Haine, and Michael Winterbottom'sIn This World, Code 46andThe Road to Guantanamo.5 An analysis of the underlying sexual economy of the cinematic narratives on forbidden love between blacks and whites ... who played in the film adaptation of Toni Morrisona#39;s Beloved [1998]), a young African woman refugee8 who studiesanbsp;...

Title:Screening Strangers
Author: Yosefa Loshitzky
Publisher:Indiana University Press - 2010

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