Terapeutiska utflykter: Modernitet, kärlek och självhjälp i samtida ”tribe-tv”
2010 (Swedish)In: Kulturella perspektiv - Svensk etnologisk tidskrift, ISSN 1102-7908, Vol. 19, no 2, 2-11 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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.
self-help, eurocentrism, postcolonial feminism, reality-TV
självhjälp, eurocentrism, postkolonial feminism, reality-tv
Humanities Social Sciences
Research subject Ethnology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-58298OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-58298DiVA: diva2:547759