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dc.contributor.authorKosonen, Heidi
dc.date.accessioned2021-01-21T15:08:05Z
dc.date.available2021-01-21T15:08:05Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.citationKosonen, Heidi (2020). Suicide, Social Bodies, and Danger : Taboo, Biopower, and Parental Worry in the Films Bridgend (2015) and Bird Box (2018). Journal of somaesthetics, 6 (2), 48-63. DOI: 10.5278/ojs.jos.v6i2.5739
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dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/73758
dc.description.abstractIn my article I study two Anglophone feature films, Jeppe Rønde's Bridgend (2015) and Susan Bier's Bird Box (2018), from the viewpoints offered by visual cultural studies and the theoretical domains of taboo and biopower. Both systems of control respond to risks and dangers to society, taboo through ideas of contagion and biopower through normative, especially medical discourses by authorized instances of knowledge production. They are reflected also in the audio-visual popular culture seeking to make sense of suicide through entertaining and artistic means. The two films I study present suicide as a contagion that has supernatural (Bird Box) and social origins (Bridgend), and as a force of nature that threatens individuals from the outside yet also from within as madness (Bird Box), or as irrationality or vulnerability of youth (Bridgend). By analyzing suicide's representation in both films, I discuss the ways western thinking trying to athom voluntary death reflects senses of danger attached to suicide under taboo and biopower and in response to the humane emotions of love and fear of loss. I also discuss how taboo and biopower can be seen to generate this threat to individual lives by their suppression of living and dying.en
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dc.languageeng
dc.publisherAalborg University Press
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJournal of somaesthetics
dc.rightsCC BY-NC-ND 3.0
dc.subject.othervapaaehtoinen kuolema
dc.subject.othernykyelokuva
dc.subject.otherenglanninkielinen elokuva
dc.subject.otherRønde, Jeppe
dc.subject.otherBier, Susan
dc.subject.othervoluntary death
dc.subject.otherbiopower
dc.subject.othersuicide contagion
dc.subject.otherparental worry
dc.subject.othercontemporary cinema
dc.subject.otherAnglophone cinema
dc.titleSuicide, Social Bodies, and Danger : Taboo, Biopower, and Parental Worry in the Films Bridgend (2015) and Bird Box (2018)
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-202101211223
dc.contributor.laitosMusiikin, taiteen ja kulttuurin tutkimuksen laitosfi
dc.contributor.laitosDepartment of Music, Art and Culture Studiesen
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dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange48-63
dc.relation.issn2246-8498
dc.relation.numberinseries2
dc.relation.volume6
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dc.rights.copyright© Author & Aalborg University Press, 2020
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dc.relation.doi10.5278/ojs.jos.v6i2.5739


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