CHANGING FACE OF NEOLIBERALISM, TERRORISM AND CINEMATIC APPROACHES WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF FOUCAULT: THE ROAD TO GUANTANAMO

Birgul Tasdelen

Abstract


Neoliberalism which ambiguates some main categories like state, ethnicity, cultural or  political issues, is encouraged by idiosyncratic pressure, threat and violence acts. Discourses like war against terrorism, war against poverty or war against crime are among those explicit violence practices which serve for the legalization of the foreseen order. The main object of this study is to analyse the reflections of terrorism, which justifies the neoliberal state mechanism, in the film called The Road To Guantanamo directed by Winterbottom and Whitecross in 2006. According to Foucault, security, the main anchor point of neoliberalism, was activated against the factors which may affact the market relations (2010: 66). The psychology of danger which activates control and discipline mechanisms legalizes this security discourse. In this sense, it is necessary to analyse the film in terms of State's upholding its descending authority through "terrorism" and "security" discourses.


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Neoliberalism, Terrorism, Michel Foucault, Cinema, The Road to Guantanamo

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