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Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)

by ebreilly

We examine a clip from this movie to illustrate the notion of "negotiation space". We use the term "negotiation space" to refer to something very close to what Mary Louise Pratt describes as "contact zones," "social spaces where cultures meet, clash, and grapple with each other, often in contexts of highly asymmetrical relations of power, such as colonialism, slavery, or their aftermaths as they are lived out in many parts of the world today." (Pratt 1999) Pratt has stressed the pedagogical value of examining such spaces—whether in the real world or through fictional representations—for the insights they offer us into the ways cultural power operates.These "contact zones" may also offer us models for encouraging students to reflect on what it means to negotiate their identities in a world where multiculturalism operates as much within the individual as it operates within society.

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007) - Chapter 18

This clip from Gore Verbinsky's Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007) depicts a "negotiation space".

from Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007) (2007)
Creator: Gore Verbinski
Posted by ebreilly
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