MS 190: Authorship is the course website for the Fall 2006 Media Studies senior seminar at Pomona College in Claremont, California.
After getting some really helpful feedback from my partner in class Wednesday I thought it would be really beneficial to see what others think about my thesis:
I'm arguing that Hollywood manipulates the image of the Dalai Lama in three main ways:
1) Using the reductionist Hollywood framework
2) Humanizing him (by this I mean they deemphasize the fact that in Tibetan Buddhism he is an incarnation of the bodhisattva of compassion and considered to be the highest lama)
3) and exotifying him (and his culture and religion)
My question is, how do these three manipulations change the meaning of any resultant popularity of the Dalai Lama/Tibetan Buddhism/the Tibetan cause?