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Title:

We Are No Monks. Narrating the Self Through New Tibetan Exile Cinema

Subtitle:

Ethnologia Polona 37 2016 (2017)

Creator:

Bloch, Natalia

Publisher:

Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology Polish Academy of Sciences

Place of publishing:

Warsaw

Date issued/created:

2017

Description:

24 cm

Subject and Keywords:

Tibetans ; diaspora ; born refugees ; Tibetan cinema ; identity politics

Abstract:

The purpose of this article is to analyse responses given by the young generation of Tibetan ‘born refugees’ to imaginations of Tibet which exist in global culture. They employ cinema as a medium for narrating about themselves: going beyond the idealized image of Tibetans created both by Western popular culture and the identity politics of Tibetan diaspora elites. This study presents an analysis of visual representations of Tibetanness in the new Tibetan exile cinema which burst on scene in the last decade of the 20th century

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Relation:

Ethnologia Polona

Volume:

37

Start page:

101

End page:

114

Resource Type:

Article

Format:

application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

0137-4079

Source:

IAiE PAN, call no. P 366 ; IAiE PAN, call no. P 367 ; IAiE PAN, call no. P 368 ; click here to follow the link

Language:

eng

Rights:

Rights Reserved - Free Access

Digitizing institution:

Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Library of the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

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