How the 'Body Snatchers' adaptations posit the question about the individual and how he or she relates to wider society, and how each text can be seen as representative of particular tensions of the particular context of each film

Bakama, Joseph (2012) How the 'Body Snatchers' adaptations posit the question about the individual and how he or she relates to wider society, and how each text can be seen as representative of particular tensions of the particular context of each film. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

[img] PDF
Restricted to Registered users only

Download (207kB)

    Abstract

    This dissertation piece is about how the 'Body Snatchers' adaptations posit the question about the individual and how he or she relates to wider society, and how each text can be seen as representative of particular tensions of the particular context of each film. This dissertation argues that there is tension and conflict highlighted in the adaptations between the collective group and the individual in particular the periods in which they were made. What this dissertation has uncovered is that the individual’s civil liberties in America have constantly been violated by the American government, and the American dream is not all that was promised to date as this is exemplified through the 1950s right up to a post 9/11 context. This dissertation heavily relied on historical textbooks and cultural readings from secondary and primary sources, which informed societies and political readings of the 'Body Snatchers' adaptations and helped formulate the argument around the individual and society.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Media and Performing Arts
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2014 16:02
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 12:32
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/14088

    Actions (login required)

    View Item

    Document Downloads

    More statistics for this item...