Visions of the East: Orientalism in Film
Matthew Bernstein, Gaylyn Studlar
I.B.Tauris, 1997 - Asia - 330 pages
Using Edward Said's framework - and developments in colonialist and post-colonialist studies - to investigate orientalism in the cinemas of France, England and America, the contributors draw upon feminist analysis, genre criticism, psychoanalytic interpretation and political history. Starting with a demonstration of how colonialist and patriarchal ideologies interrelate in orientalist narrative films, following chapters explore camp and orientalism in selected musicals: the family romance of orientalism in Madame Butterfly and Indochine, and Disney's Aladdin as a mirror of America's shifting perceptions of the Muslim world. The contributors include Dudley Andrew, Matthew Bernstein, Phebe Chao and Mary Hamer.
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