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|Other Titles:||Cold War Eyes: Reading Aborigines in Taiwan Film Culture Company Newsreels|
Aborigines;Non-fiction film;Newsreel;Scopic Regime;Taiwan Film Culture Company
|Issue Date:||2016-09-09 14:30:10 (UTC+8)|
Many researchers have investigated representations of aborigines in Taiwanese non-fiction film, but few have focused on Taiwan Film Culture Company newsreels from 1945 to 1983. This paper uses methods of content, frame, and narrative analysis to explore the frequency of appearance, categories, naming, and portrayals of aborigines under scopic regime of cold war eyes. The results show that Taiwanese aborigines are mostly represented without acknowledging their diversity and multiculturalism. Aborigines are interpreted on an evolutionism usually represented as primitives requiring modernization. Although aborigines are usually portrayed as primitives requiring modernization, this primitiveness is not abandoned. Aboriginal dances and clothes are treated as another type of social skin used in nationalism and tourism performances. Based on lines of sight, aborigines in the newsreels also are usually objects to be looked at. Thus, reading aborigines in Taiwan Film Culture Company newsreels manifests the meanings of de-colonization. This paper emphasizes the importance of making aborigines visible in mainstream media.
|Relation:||新聞學研究, 114, 1-39|
Mass Communication Research
|Appears in Collections:||[新聞學研究 TSSCI] 期刊論文|
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