‘A Geography of Racism’: Internal Orientalism and the Construction of American National Identity in the Film Mississippi Burning

@article{Jansson2005AGO,
  title={‘A Geography of Racism’: Internal Orientalism and the Construction of American National Identity in the Film Mississippi Burning},
  author={David R. Jansson},
  journal={National Identities},
  year={2005},
  volume={7},
  pages={265 - 285}
}
  • David R. Jansson
  • Published 2005
  • Political Science, Geography, Sociology
  • National Identities
  • This article examines the contribution of the film Mississippi Burning to the construction of American national identity within the context of the discourse of internal orientalism. This discourse consists of a tradition of representing the American South as fundamentally different from the rest of the United States, and an important strand of this tradition involves construing ‘the South’ as a region where racism, violence, intolerance, poverty and a group of other negative characteristics… CONTINUE READING
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