Blade Runner Noble Eco-Savage Examples

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Noble eco-savage: indigenous people naturally good at being conservationists. The term is an addition to “noble savage” which is the concept of indigenous, or the “other”, who has not been corrupted by civilization. Both terms can symbolize humanity’s innate goodness. The terms can also romanticize native cultures and portray civilized cultures as the big bad. Perhaps the best film example of the noble eco-savage is Avatar. The native people on Pandora are named the Na’vi and have a distinct religion that worships Eywa and live in harmony with the environment. The humans are called “sky people” since they traveled to Pandora by air ships. The humans are attempting to exploit the planet for it’s resource “unobtanium”. In order to obtain that …show more content…
The Na’vi emphasize a balance of the environment, that energy is never lost, just exchanged.

Postmodernism: A theoretical position that emphasizes the blurring and breakdown of established categories, distinctions, and boundaries. There is no single objective reality or truth and perspective is key. It also emphasizes the idea that we construct our own world. Postmodernism has four themes within its position: time compression, flexible accumulation, creative destruction, and simulacrum. The film Blade Runner perfectly emulates these postmodernism themes. Time compression is view that the world is getting smaller with the rapid transfer of information and money. The film shows the merging of cultures to where the audience cannot distinguish what culture the film is representing. The main character Deckard frequently visits an Asian restaurant in the middle of Los Angeles and billboards
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Studying a group of people through participant observation allows the anthropologist to gain an emic, or insider, perspective of the culture. It has happened a few times where an anthropologist would be so immersed in the culture that they will stay there instead of going home. This act is called “going native”. In the film, Dance with Wolves, the audience witnesses an excellent portrayal of participant observation. The main character, Lt. Dunbar, who is not an anthropologist but uses participant observation to interact with the Lakota Indians that live around him. The first requirement in the definition is for the anthropologist to live with the people being studied. Lt. Dunbar does not fulfil this requirement right away since he needed time to develop trust, rapport, and he needed to speak more of the language. He first made friends with the people and began working on speaking the language with the help of Stand with Fist. The second requirement of the definition is taking part in the lives of the people being studied. Dunbar and the Lakota frequently visited each other after Dunbar returned the injured Stands with Fist. Dunbar shares coffee with them, they participated in a buffalo hunt together, they traded hats and other garments. He learned the language well enough to

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