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Imagining multicultural London: containment and excess in snatch

Garfield, R. (2014) Imagining multicultural London: containment and excess in snatch. European Judaism, 47 (2). pp. 60-68. ISSN 0014-3006 (Special issue "Writing Jews In Contemporary Britain")

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To link to this item DOI: 10.3167/ej.2014.47.02.08

Abstract/Summary

Snatch (Guy Ritchie, 2000) is a comic-book gangster film that can be seen to represent the backlash against perceived notions of political correctness in what is effectively a public-schoolboy fantasy of working-class life in East London. However, the film also delineates the limits of this backlash in its depiction of minorities as either contained or excess. This is highlighted through the comic-book genre itself as well as the characterization. Thus this article explores the tension between the genre, representation and Jewish identity.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > Modern European Histories and Cultures
Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Arts and Communication Design > Art > Fine Art
Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > Minority Identities
ID Code:38415
Publisher:Berghahn Journals

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