Introduction: Framing exile: From homeland to homepage

Hamid Naficy*

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Abstract

As I began thinking about this introduction, I began wondering not only what to say but also what to call it. Introduction, opening, framing remarks …?Finally I decided on the last of these, “Framing Remarks.�? But as I began writing, the title gradually became “Framing Exile.�? Why? FraminB’ of course, means bracketing, structuring, constructing, or laying out the terrain of a topic-as in “providing a framework.�? This helps to define and differentiate one topic from another; it helps each topic stake a claim to its existence-an important strategy in alternative discursive formations. Framina also means delimiting the topic, boxing it in, predetermining it-as in “encasing the topic.�? This is something that my Ph.D. advisor, Teshome Gabriel, who has contributed an essay to this volume, had long ago warned me against doing, He’d say something like: “Don’t clearly define concepts like ‘third cinema’ because then they’ll be appropriated and dismissed.�? By that definition, framing can become a means of control and domestication, and the refusal to frame becomes an oppositional strategy. Further, as the dictionary tells us, framing could also mean prearranging or concocting with a sinister intent-as in a frame-up.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHome, Exile, Homeland
Subtitle of host publicationFilm, Media, and the Politics of Place
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages1-13
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781135216399
ISBN (Print)0415919460, 9780415919470
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

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Naficy, H. (2013). Introduction: Framing exile: From homeland to homepage. In Home, Exile, Homeland: Film, Media, and the Politics of Place (pp. 1-13). Taylor and Francis. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203873229-6
Naficy, Hamid. / Introduction : Framing exile: From homeland to homepage. Home, Exile, Homeland: Film, Media, and the Politics of Place. Taylor and Francis, 2013. pp. 1-13
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Naficy H. Introduction: Framing exile: From homeland to homepage. In Home, Exile, Homeland: Film, Media, and the Politics of Place. Taylor and Francis. 2013. p. 1-13 https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203873229-6