Ambivalence and Discourse in Alien Nation
Theory in Action
This study examines the 1988 film Alien Nation, detailing the fictitious account of racism and bigotry in the USA toward a group of extraterrestrials. This account is analogous to attitudes toward ethnic minorities. It incorporates theories from Mikhail Bakhtin and Paolo Freire to show how the film upholds negative attitudes toward minorities.
Deaver, William O..
"Ambivalence and Discourse in Alien Nation."
Theory in Action, 9 (3): 38-46: Transformative Studies Institute.