The stereotype can be sen as both a phobia (in my case, Asian feminine concerns of lust, savagery) and a sort of fetish that’s bound up with a fantasy setting (and not, the feminine as the object of the fetish itself). 19 more words
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Should authenticity (or in-authenticity) be discussed as problematic in this new analysis of global transnational exchange of culture? Not really. If we look at the “local” as an innocent power-free site without disciplinary and hegemonic exploitation, what is diasporic and fluid becomes intrinsic.
Along with transnational dynamics, your “local” identity has been hybridized. In postcolonial discourse, the notion of cultural (local) hybridity is considered to be able to subvert the narratives of dominant cultures and point towards this new transnational cosmopolitanism. 31 more words
In this age of global capitalism, the “local” has been successfully re-appropriated by transnational capital to become part of the globalization process. Not strictly focused on films, we can see this phenomenon everywhere in the world; shopping malls and their restaurants that are actually operated by transnational corporations. 9 more words