'Strange times to be a chicken': The meaning of a metaphor

Chyutin, Dan
October 2016
Short Film Studies;Oct2016, Vol. 6 Issue 2, p147
Academic Journal
This article addresses Cock Fight's displacement of the Judaic metaphor of 'sacrificial chicken' onto the Palestinian, and its simultaneous reimagining of the Jew as a victimizing 'cock'. Concurrently, it discusses the problematic implications of the film's use of actual chickens as metaphors, which subverts its anti-exploitation political agenda.


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