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|Title: ||LINGUISTIC PORTRAYAL OF ‘OTHERNESS’ IN SELECTED HOMOSEXUALITY-THEMED NOLLYWOOD MOVIES|
|Authors: ||ALADE, BLESSING MODUPE|
Onanuga, Dr. Paul A.
|Keywords: ||LINGUISTIC PORTRAYAL|
|Issue Date: ||5-Sep-2018|
|Publisher: ||FEDERAL UNIVERSITY, OYE-EKITI|
|Citation: ||Ahmadvand, M. (2011). Critical discourse analysis: An introduction of major approaches. Advanced Writing Course, 5(1), 89|
|Series/Report no.: ||DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH AND LITERARY STUDIES;ENG/14/1960|
|Abstract: ||More often than not, sexuality and appurtenant topics are publicly downplayed or avoided in the Nigerian society. The present study was hinged on the assumption that alternative sexualities, specifically homosexuality, are portrayed through the postmodernist prism of the ‘Other’. This study examined how language is used to express the otherness of homosexuality in selected Nollywood movies. Its specific objectives were to identify and categorize the representations of homosexuality in selected Nollywood movies; analyse the linguistic signifiers of sexual Otherness; and, discuss the implications of these signifiers to the treatment of homosexuality in the Nigerian public space. Two purposively selected movies from Nigeria’s Nollywood constituted the data. These are My Husband is Gay and Gay Pastors. The theoretical framework was hinged on the tenets of Fairclough’s Critical Discourse Analysis alongside Connell’s Theory of Masculinity. These leanings afforded the examination and discussion of pervasive representations and societal views on homosexuality as identified in the movies discussed.|
effeminizing, and a sociocultural abomination. These realizations establish the acknowledgement of minority sexual orientations and the role of the mass media and creative arts in either asserting existing societal narratives or providing advocacy for social acceptance.
Homosexuality is a common albeit hushed phenomenon evident in the chronically heterosexual and patriarchal Nigerian society. The idea of 'otherness' stems from its absolute difference from the norms and ideals people are conversant with. Commonly, being heterosexual or ‘sexually straight’ is widely recognised and acceptable spiritually, socially and culturally within most human societies.|
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