A pessimist overview of the nature of human existence in the movie "Westworld": a misanthropological afterthought

  • Bojan Žikić Department of Ethnology and Anthropology Faculty of Philosophy University of Belgrade
Keywords:
anthropology, film, science fiction, social and cultural reality, humans, androids

Abstract

The cultural communication attempted by this film in the context of science fiction as part of popular culture is analyzed. The message of the film pertains to the inexistence of a solution to the instability of the relationship between the normative order and human behaviour - which is the description of human social existence in the film, and is interpreted as a pessimist view of this existence. The message is arrived at through a string of binary oppositions.

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Published
2017-08-30
How to Cite
Žikić, Bojan. 2017. “A Pessimist Overview of the Nature of Human Existence in the Movie "Westworld": a Misanthropological Afterthought”. Issues in Ethnology and Anthropology 12 (2), 415–435. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.21301/eap.v12i2.4.

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