Undergraduate Research Paper
American capitalism and its values have the capability to influence global economies with the rise of the internet and information technology. However, films like White Tiger allow for a more intersectional examination at how people of color are influenced by class issues outside of the United States. The objective of this paper is to critically examine how the proletariat is represented in White Tiger and apply Marxist concepts in order to identify the hegemonic ideologies created within institutions and culture in India. By using a Marxist analysis of semiotics, the animal metaphors, the smile facade, and studying the superstructure paints a bigger picture of how the proletariat can flip roles and reclaim power as the newly formed bourgeoisie. As a result, White Tiger recreates the self-made entrepreneur in a response to the colonial influenced social classification system while presenting technological advancements and start-ups as a solution that recreates the powerful influence capitalism has in maintaining economic tensions and the desire to become the ruling class.
University of Washington Tacoma
TCOM 444 Gender, Ethnicity, Class and Media
"The Self-Made Entrepreneur: Marxist Analysis Of White Tiger,"
Access*: Interdisciplinary Journal of Student Research and Scholarship: Vol. 6:
1, Article 6.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.tacoma.uw.edu/access/vol6/iss1/6