Making Sense of Differing Experiences of Identity in America

Narrative analysis of Film

Johnston, E., Ritter-Williams, D. and Akin, I. (2015),  J of Psych Issues in Org Culture, 6: 68–76. 

Abstract: 

The film Dear White People is a funny, courageous look at student identities in a mythical, prestigous, American university.  Two reviewers, one Caucasian and one African American take a look at the identities, perceptions, and experiences of the film characters. In reading or hearing a story, we are experiencing a way of making sense of reality.  Dear White People makes sense of the tensions associated with differing experiences of identity.  The film is a narrative that explores issues of race, gender, sexual preference and wealth.

This publication has been peer reviewed.
Publication Type: 
Journal Article
Authors: 
Johnston, E., Ritter-Williams, D. and Akin, I
Year of Publication: 
2015
Journal, Book, Magazine or Other Publication Title: 
Journal of Psychological Issues in Organizational Culture
Volume: 
6
Issue: 
1
Pages: 
68-76
Publisher: 
Wiley
Date Published: 
Monday, April 27, 2015
Place Published: 
online
Publication Language: 
English
DOI: 
doi: 10.1002/jpoc.21167
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