IJSSH 2012 Vol.2(6): 518-521 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2012.V2.160

Masked Orientalism Exhibited in Local Movies: An Orientalist Reading of Livre de la Loi

S. Habib Mousavi and Fateme Ghafoori

Abstract—The current paper seeks traces of indigenous Orientalism in the territory of cinema. Orientalism which down the history lane and also during the recent years has overwhelmed the world of literature, nowadays is popping up in the sphere of the seventh art. The power discourse has also nurtured certain native informers to corroborate the presuppositions of Orientalism and through them changes a local cinema to an Orientalist agent. The paper at hand is in quest of unveiling the masked Orientalism in an Iranian local movie Livre de la Loi and through examples demonstrates how the movie takes it on itself to verify the power and Orientalist discourse. The paper finally offers approaches and strategies to deal with the issue. Paper finally offers approaches and strategies to deal with the issue.

Index Terms—Indigenous orientalism, stereotype, manichean heresy, erotic orientals.

Fateme Ghafoori is in Gole Maryam building, Iran St., Sadra Town, Shiraz, Iran (email: f.ghafouri62@yahoo.com)

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Cite: S. Habib Mousavi and Fateme Ghafoori, "Masked Orientalism Exhibited in Local Movies: An Orientalist Reading of <i>Livre de la Loi</i>," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 2, no. 6, pp. 518-521, 2012.

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