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War Films: Narratives in Conflict - A discourse analysis of three films portraying the Internal Conflict in Peru

Nilsson, Christel LU (2014) STVK02 20132
Human Rights Studies
Department of Political Science
Abstract
In this study, I conduct a critical discourse analysis using three films that
depict the internal conflict in Peru that started in the 80s and lasted two decades as
my material. The aim is to explore the perspectives that are represented and the
portrayal of the conflict. I take a post-structural perspective in order to uncover
the gender power structures that dictate how female narratives are included or
excluded. I relate the films to the wider social context of war and militarism to
research whether the films sustain or defy war as a norm and a viable solution to
conflicts. The films refer to the same conflict yet present different interpretations
and perspectives which shows the complexity of narratives that emerge after an
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In this study, I conduct a critical discourse analysis using three films that
depict the internal conflict in Peru that started in the 80s and lasted two decades as
my material. The aim is to explore the perspectives that are represented and the
portrayal of the conflict. I take a post-structural perspective in order to uncover
the gender power structures that dictate how female narratives are included or
excluded. I relate the films to the wider social context of war and militarism to
research whether the films sustain or defy war as a norm and a viable solution to
conflicts. The films refer to the same conflict yet present different interpretations
and perspectives which shows the complexity of narratives that emerge after an
event. The films relate in different manners to militarism and gender order by
taking different approaches and understandings to war. The films either reinforce
militarism to some extent or present alternative narratives that challenge the
traditional understandings of war and militarism. (Less)
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Nilsson, Christel LU
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organization
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STVK02 20132
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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discourse analysis, war films, post-structural feminism, militarism
language
English
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4228875
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2014-01-30 13:02:37
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  abstract     = {In this study, I conduct a critical discourse analysis using three films that
depict the internal conflict in Peru that started in the 80s and lasted two decades as
my material. The aim is to explore the perspectives that are represented and the
portrayal of the conflict. I take a post-structural perspective in order to uncover
the gender power structures that dictate how female narratives are included or
excluded. I relate the films to the wider social context of war and militarism to
research whether the films sustain or defy war as a norm and a viable solution to
conflicts. The films refer to the same conflict yet present different interpretations
and perspectives which shows the complexity of narratives that emerge after an
event. The films relate in different manners to militarism and gender order by
taking different approaches and understandings to war. The films either reinforce
militarism to some extent or present alternative narratives that challenge the
traditional understandings of war and militarism.},
  author       = {Nilsson, Christel},
  keyword      = {discourse analysis,war films,post-structural feminism,militarism},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {War Films: Narratives in Conflict - A discourse analysis of three films portraying the Internal Conflict in Peru},
  year         = {2014},
}