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All that is dark can become white: the rules of the game in Bend it Like Beckham

Sawers, Naarah 2008, All that is dark can become white: the rules of the game in Bend it Like Beckham, The looking glass : new perspectives on children's literature, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 1-6.

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Title All that is dark can become white: the rules of the game in Bend it Like Beckham
Author(s) Sawers, Naarah
Journal name The looking glass : new perspectives on children's literature
Volume number 12
Issue number 1
Start page 1
End page 6
Total pages 6
Publisher La Trobe University
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Publication date 2008
ISSN 1551-5680
Summary The “light” and uplifting film, Bend it Like Beckham (2002), is deconstructed to expose its passive ideologies that equate physical darkness with regressive cultural and social outlooks and practices. While Bend it Like Beckham constructs itself as a modern fairy tale of a girl achieving her dream of athletic opportunity and success (with a nice side-dish of romance), the film’s privileging of whiteness is both a cultural and a gendered norm that must be desired and achieved before that dream may come true.
Language eng
Field of Research 200599 Literary Studies not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2008, The Looking Glass
Free to Read? Yes
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30017194

Document type: Journal Article
Collections: School of Communication and Creative Arts
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