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dc.contributor.authorAmerian, Sen_US
dc.contributor.authorMarzban, Ben_US
dc.contributor.editorKhoshsaliqeh, Men_US
dc.coverage.spatialMashhad, Iranen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-20T00:54:45Z
dc.date.available2015-10-07en_US
dc.date.issued2015-10-07en_US
dc.identifierhttp://khatesefid.com/en_US
dc.identifier.citationSelected Papers of 2nd Conference on Interdisciplinary Approaches to Language Teaching, Literature and Translation Studies, 2015, pp. 176 - 184 (443)en_US
dc.description.abstractThe fact that TV enjoys a great number of viewers, many of whom are influenced by it is undeniably acknowledged. This paper analyses the successful American sitcom, The Big Bang Theory, and investigates the factor of Otherness and Orientalist representation of an Indian character named Raj Koothrappali in the series. Employing content analysis, the authors investigated how the character was represented, and his culture, religion, beliefs, values and appearance were taken into account. The aim was to see if there was still misrepresentation of other nations and their cultures and beliefs in the 21st century television. It was concluded that despite this series being a situation comedy and having humorous tone and display, there is more than just humor when we look in depth at the way the Otherness is represented in the show by depicting this ethnic Indian character. Abundance of material were found to project stereotypical constructions and the fact that this character is seen as an “Other” by the creators of the show and at times even distanced from his American friends whether through his sense of clothing or sitting alone on the ground while others are seated on chairs or his feminine qualities.en_US
dc.format.extent176 - 184 (443)en_US
dc.publisherKhate Sefid Publicationsen_US
dc.relation.isreplacedby123456789/5766
dc.relation.isreplacedbyhttp://hdl.handle.net/123456789/5766
dc.relation.urihttp://ltlts2.um.ac.ir/uploading/ltlts2.um.ac.ir/images/Selected_Papers___LTLTS2_IA.pdfen_US
dc.source2nd Conference on Interdisciplinary Approaches to Language Teaching, Literature and Translation Studiesen_US
dc.subjectorientalism, media representation, situation comedy, Indian culture and religion, othernessen_US
dc.titleConstruction of otherness in the CBS’s sitcom, the big bang theoryen_US
dc.typeConference Paper
dc.date.finish-date2015-10-07en_US
dc.date.finish-date2015-10-07en_US
dc.date.finish-date2015-10-07en_US
dc.date.start-date2015-10-06en_US
dc.date.start-date2015-10-06en_US
dc.date.start-date2015-10-06en_US
dc.description.confidentialfalseen_US
dc.description.confidentialfalseen_US
dc.description.confidentialfalseen_US
dc.identifier.elements-id287271
dc.relation.isPartOfSelected Papers of 2nd Conference on Interdisciplinary Approaches to Language Teaching, Literature and Translation Studiesen_US
dc.description.publication-statusPublisheden_US
dc.description.publication-statusPublisheden_US
dc.description.publication-statusPublisheden_US
dc.description.place-of-publicationMashhad, Iranen_US
dc.description.place-of-publicationMashhad, Iranen_US
dc.description.place-of-publicationMashhad, Iranen_US
dc.description.noteshttp://ltlts2.um.ac.ir/uploading/ltlts2.um.ac.ir/images/Selected_Papers___LTLTS2_IA.pdfen_US
dc.description.noteshttp://ltlts2.um.ac.ir/uploading/ltlts2.um.ac.ir/images/Selected_Papers___LTLTS2_IA.pdfen_US
dc.description.noteshttp://ltlts2.um.ac.ir/uploading/ltlts2.um.ac.ir/images/Selected_Papers___LTLTS2_IA.pdfen_US
pubs.organisational-group/Massey University
pubs.organisational-group/Massey University/College of Humanities and Social Sciences
pubs.organisational-group/Massey University/College of Humanities and Social Sciences/Centre for Defence and Security Studies
dc.identifier.harvestedMassey_Dark
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