Third Space Narratives and the clash of identities in Disney’s Brother Bear

Andréa Machado de Almeida Mattos (1)
(1) Federal University of Minas Gerais – University of Manitoba, Brazil

Abstract

The turn of the millennium has witnessed a renewed interest in narratives and narrative modes of thought and expression (Bruner, 1986). This paper aims to consider this recent interest in narratives, discussing the relationship between narratives and identity construction and/or understanding. The paper tries to embrace a political perspective of identity, discussing the concept both from the point of view of researchers who deal with the issue of narratives or life stories as identity construction and from the point of view of postmodern authors. The paper also discusses the concept of Third Space, as proposed by Bhabha (2000; 2003), using Disney’s Brother Bear as an example.

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Andréa Machado de Almeida Mattos, Federal University of Minas Gerais – University of Manitoba

Andréa M. A. Mattos is a professor of English and Applied Linguistics at undergraduate and graduate levels in the School of Languages and Linguistics at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, in Brazil. Last year, she was a post-doc fellow at the Centre for Globalization and Cultural Studies, at the University of Manitoba, Canada. She holds a M.A. in Applied Linguistics and a PhD in Linguistic Studies. She has published several academic papers and book chapters both in her home country and abroad and is the editor of Narratives on Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Perspective, published by Palgrave in 2009. Her main interests are in the broad areas of narrative research, teacher education, and critical literacy, specializing in language teacher education, globalization and citizenship.

Mattos, A. M. de A. (2015). Third Space Narratives and the clash of identities in Disney’s Brother Bear. Journal of Intercultural Communication, 15(3), 1–11. https://doi.org/10.36923/jicc.v15i3.702

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