Learning to live with the “other” in America

Mauro Eduardo Pommer

Abstract


North-American cinema may help us understand the evolution of the concept of “otherness” as a social image. In contemporary film, it is in genres such as comedy or science-fiction that one can track the state of development of this idea on a level deeper than that shown through political correctness in more idealistic film productions.

Keywords


Film comedy; Otherness; Documentary



DOI: https://doi.org/10.5007/2175-8026.2006n51p195

Copyright (c) 2006 Mauro Eduardo Pommer

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