Media examples for “Eating the Other”

Here are some examples of films that I recently used with my first years to help illustrate bell hooks’ arguments about the commodification of difference in “Eating the Other: Desire and Resistance.”  I used The Visitor to get students thinking about what hooks might mean by encounters based on “mutual recognition” of racism.

Save the Last Dance

Bringing Down the House

The Blind Side

Eat Pray Love

The Visitor

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