Deterritorializing The Self: Becoming-Child in the Characters of Reha Erdem’s What’s A Human Anyway? (2004)
Keywords:gender roles, Oedipalization, becoming-minoritarian, becoming-woman, becoming-child
Reha Erdem’s third feature-length movie, What’s a Human, Anyway? (2004) deals with the problems of male characters towards gender roles. This movie also connotes that these problems occur from the views of female characters and parents. Although Erdem’s films mostly concentrates on the toxic masculinity, What’s a Human, Anyway? is the mere film in Erdem’s ouvre, that of which represents women in a negative manner. This research mainly focuses on the young male characters of movie and their attitude against gender-oriented expectations and parental pressure by analyzing it through Deleuze-Guattarian concepts, including deterritorialization, Oedipalization and particularly, becomings, including becoming-minoritarian, -woman, and -child.
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