THE REPRESENTATION OF IRANIAN PEOPLE IN BEN AFFLECK'S ARGO (2012): AN ORIENTALISM STUDY

MAULIDYAH LUCIANA RAMELAN, 121211223011 (2015) THE REPRESENTATION OF IRANIAN PEOPLE IN BEN AFFLECK'S ARGO (2012): AN ORIENTALISM STUDY. Skripsi thesis, UNIVERSITAS AIRLANGGA.

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Abstract

his study examines the Othering process of Iranian people as represented in Argo film. The film tells about the conflict among Iranian people and American staffs in the era of turbulence in Tehran-Iran in 1970s. The conflict made a CIA staff came to Iran to save six American Ambassador’s staffs who successfully run away from the turbulence. In the process of escaping six American Ambassador’s staffs from Iran, there were many Othering process represented toward Iranian people on this film. Thus, this study explores the Othering process that is delivered in Argo film by applying theory of Said’s Orientalism. In analysing the Othering process by applying Orientalism, this study uses narrative and nonnarrative aspects of the film. Therefore, this study applies method of qualitative research by applying critical approach to reveal how the ideology of Orientalism works in Argo film. The study shows that Iranian people are represented as sensual, exotic, irrational, dishonest, cruel and despotic through the othering process. Then, Orientalism works through the binary opposition constructed in Argo film does not only shows how US and Iran are different but also enforces the idea of the superiority of U.S.

Item Type: Thesis (Skripsi)
Additional Information: KKB KK-2 FS BE. 49/14 Ram r
Uncontrolled Keywords: REPRESENTATION; ORIENTALISM
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DS Asia > DS41-66 Middle East. Southwestern Asia. Ancient Orient. Arab East. Near East
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1993 Motion Pictures
Divisions: 12. Fakultas Ilmu Budaya > Sastra Inggris
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MAULIDYAH LUCIANA RAMELAN, 121211223011UNSPECIFIED
Contributors:
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ContributorArum Budiastuti, MCSUNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Tn Yusuf Jailani
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2015 12:00
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2016 02:29
URI: http://repository.unair.ac.id/id/eprint/14618
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