Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Terapeutiska utflykter: Modernitet, kärlek och självhjälp i samtida ”tribe-tv”
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå Centre for Gender Studies (UCGS).
2010 (Swedish)In: Kulturella perspektiv - Svensk etnologisk tidskrift, ISSN 1102-7908, Vol. 19, no 2, 2-11 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Narratives about Europeans entering so called premodern cultures have a long tradition, and “tribetv” based on arranged visits from Europeans to “the world’s remotest tribes” has become a growing genre today. In the documentary Tribal Wives, six British women where described as experiencing cultures that had “hardly changed in centuries” and getting one month to reflect over their habits and priorities in life. In search for contrasts between female lives, love and heterosexual contracts the program turn into self-representations based on Eurocentric imaginations. Tribal Wives become a therapeutic journey (set by BBC) aiming to heal modern souls, an adventure to pre-historic land with forgotten truths for the modern woman to bring back to the future.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: föreningen Kulturella Perspektiv vid Umeå universitet , 2010. Vol. 19, no 2, 2-11 p.
Keyword [en]
self-help, eurocentrism, postcolonial feminism, reality-TV
Keyword [sv]
självhjälp, eurocentrism, postkolonial feminism, reality-tv
National Category
Humanities Social Sciences
Research subject
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-58298OAI: diva2:547759
Available from: 2012-08-28 Created: 2012-08-28 Last updated: 2012-11-16Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Artikel i fulltext

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Berg, Linda
By organisation
Umeå Centre for Gender Studies (UCGS)
In the same journal
Kulturella perspektiv - Svensk etnologisk tidskrift
HumanitiesSocial Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Total: 8364 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link