Blaming, Shaming, and Framing
The Immigrant As Other in U. S. -Mexico Borderland Cinema
|Publication Date:||Sep 2013|
| Publisher:||CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform|
| Book Format:||Paperback|
|List Price:||USD $10.95|
| Book Description: |
Combining cultural anthropology with psychological analysis of the portrayal in documentary film of the complex issue of immigration from Mexico, Viktoria Byczkiewicz analyzes the talk of social actors and the various discursive resources people draw on to justify their own "truths" and to invalidate the "truth" of their opponents. Byczkiewicz shows how reality is socially constructed and how rhetoric and stereotypes are used to justify this constructed reality.