Manifestations of Otherness in Audiovisual Products

Authors

  • Hamideh Nemati Lafmejani
  • Fatemeh Parham

Abstract

The present study intended to develop and test a model to study the manifestations of Otherness in animations. To this end, three existing models—Di Giovanni (2007) and Bosinelli, Di Giovanni and Torresi (2005), Di Giovanni (2003) and Lippi-Green (1997)—were modified and integrated. The developed model was then tested with a corpus of nine American animated movies with multicultural setting/characters. Based on the findings of the corpus analysis and the identification of cases that were not subsumed under any category of the model, the model was further developed into a comprehensive one. The study revealed that American film industry benefits from dichotomizing Self and Other and stereotyping the Other in animations.

Author Biographies

Hamideh Nemati Lafmejani

MA student in Translation Studies, Allameh Tabataba’i University

Fatemeh Parham

Assistant Professor, Department of English Translation Studies, Allameh Tabataba’i University

Published

2017-01-09

How to Cite

Nemati Lafmejani, H., & Parham, F. (2017). Manifestations of Otherness in Audiovisual Products. Translation Studies Quarterly, 14(55). Retrieved from https://journal.translationstudies.ir/ts/article/view/413

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Section

Scientific Research Paper