Scotland’s Onscreen Identities: Otherness and Hybridity in Scottish Cinema

  • Emily Torricelli


Torricelli explores the way the ‘Other’ complicates the concept of the national and contributes to the construction of hybrid identities within a national cinema context. Focusing on Scottish national cinema, the chapter first considers the ways in which Scottish identity itself is simultaneously Other and not-Other. It then examines the ways in which Scottish national cinema’s grappling with traditional discourses of Scottish representation created space for hybrid constructions of Scottishness. It then looks at the influence of diasporic cultures in the creation of hybrid Scottish identities before concluding with a case study on the hybrid, inclusive Scotland constructed by the film Nina’s Heavenly Delights (Pratibha Parmar 2006).


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  • Emily Torricelli
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  1. 1.University of YorkYorkUK

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