Performing Exoticism and the Transnational Reception of World Cinema. / Berghahn, Daniela.

In: Studies in World Cinema , 31.05.2021, p. 1-18.

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In: Studies in World Cinema , 31.05.2021, p. 1-18.

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abstract = "This article examines why exoticism is central to thinking about the global dynamics of world cinema and its transnational reception. Offering a theoretical discussion of exoticism, alongside the closely related concepts of autoethnography and cultural translation, it proposes that the exotic gaze is a particular mode of aesthetic perception that is simultaneously anchored in the filmic text and elicited in the spectator in the process of transnational reception. Like world cinema, exoticism is a travelling concept that depends on mobility and the crossing of cultural boundaries to come into existence. The visual pleasure afforded by exotic cinema{\textquoteright}s sumptuous style is arguably the chief vehicle that allows world cinema to travel and be understood, or misunderstood, by transnational audiences who are potentially disadvantaged by a hermeneutic deficit of culturally specific knowledge when trying to understand films from outside their own cultural sphere.",
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