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Crash under investigation: Engaging complications of complicity, coherence, and implicature through critical analysis

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Etsuko Kinefuchi, Assistant Professor (Creator)
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The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Using a critical analytic lens, this essay examines how race, racism, and race relations depicted in the movie Crash reflect complicity, coherence, and implicature. The essay first utilizes complicity theory to offer a critical analysis of the film, then provides a thematic analysis of student reactions to the film as a means of gaining insight into multiple possible readings of the film. The analysis demonstrates how a simultaneous, multilayered experience of complicity, coherence, and implicature functions as a process of mediation for the viewing audience.

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Publication
Critical Studies in Media Communication, 25(2), 135-156
Language: English
Date: 2008
Keywords
Complicity, Coherence, Implicature, Crash, Race Relations