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Colombianer på bioduken: Representationen av tre Hollywoodproducerade actionfilmer
Linköping University, Department for Studies of Social Change and Culture.
2009 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Colombians on the movie screen : The representation of Colombians in three Hollywood action movies (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of the thesis was to analyse three action films; Collateral Damage from 2002; Clear and Present Danger from 1994; and Scarface from 1983, in order to see how Colombians are represented in these movies.The action genre comprises of different stereotypes where the hero and the villain are represented in conjunction to each other. The analysis is about the way the films content and form are used to uphold the representation of Colombians, but also the villain and the hero more generally.

Critical Discourse Analysis was used, as main method, and the concepts of denotation and connotation guided the analysis. . The main conclusion is that the three movies reproduced an already established collective stereotype of Latin Americans, stereotype that includes both Colombia and Colombians.

Abstract [sv]

Syftet med uppsatsen var att analysera tre actionfilmer: Collateral Damage från 2002; Clear and Present Danger från 1994; och Scarface från 1983 för att se hur Colombianer representeras i filmerna. Actiongenren består av olika stereotyper där främst actionhjälten och skurken ställs i relation till varandra. Analysen gick ut på att se på vilket sätt filmernas innehåll och form användes för att framhäva främst representationen av colombianerna, men även skurken och hjälten.

Som metod användes en kritisk diskursanalys där begreppen denotation och konnotation var vägledande.

Analysen visade att filmerna reproducerade en redan etablerad kollektiv stereotyp bild av latinamerikaner, som inkluderar både Colombia och colombianer.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. , 46 p.
Keyword [en]
representation, Colombians, action film, postkolonialism, Colombia, the others, stereotypes, discourse analysis
Keyword [sv]
representation, colombianer, actionfilm, postkolonialism, Colombia, de andra, stereotyper, diskursanalys
National Category
Humanities International Migration and Ethnic Relations
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-21157ISRN: LIU-ISAK/KSM-G--09/14--SEOAI: diva2:240841
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2009-10-07 Created: 2009-09-29 Last updated: 2009-10-07Bibliographically approved

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