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Corpo negro e cultura brasileira em cinco filmes nacionais: uma leitura de Cidade de Deus, Orfeu Negro, Orfeu, Madame Satã e Ônibus 174

Author(s): Érica Rodrigues Fontes

Journal: OPSIS : Revista do Departamento de História e Ciências Sociais
ISSN 1519-3276

Volume: 7;
Issue: 8;
Start page: 125;
Date: 2007;
Original page

Keywords: História cultural | preconceito racial | marginalização do negro.

This paper analyses howCidade de Deus, Orfeu Negro, Orfeu,Ônibus 174 e Madame Satã filter ideologiesthat are connected to thedominant powers and to the culturalhistory of Brazil, portraying the African-brazilian as the Other, source ofsocial violence. For a deeper analysisof how identity is created in themovie, I will make use of PeggyPhelan’s Theory of Identity whichaffirms it is constructed by theglance.
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