Borat: A Bibliography of Books and Articles in the UC Berkeley Library












Beck, Bernard.
"Loud Mouths: Rude Remarks in Man of the Year, Borat and Shut Up & Sing." Multicultural Perspectives, 2007, Vol. 9 Issue 3, p29-32, 4p
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Borenstein, Eliot.
"Our Borats, Our Selves: Yokels and Cosmopolitans on the Global Stage." Slavic Review. Spring 2008, Vol. 67 Issue 1, p1

Campbell, Miranda.
"The Mocking Mockumentary and the Ethics of Irony." Taboo: The Journal of Culture and Education Volume 11, Number 1, Spring-Summer 2007
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Carpenter, Pauline.
"Examining Borat and His Influence on Society." Taboo: The Journal of Culture and Education Volume 11, Number 1, Spring-Summer 2007
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Chehade, Ghada
"The Problem with Borat." Taboo: The Journal of Culture and Education Volume 11, Number 1, Spring-Summer 2007
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Condee, Nancy.
"Borat: Putting the Id Back in Identity Politics." Slavic Review. Spring 2008. Vol. 67, Iss. 1; pg. 84

Hoechsmann, Michael & Cucinelli, Giuliana
"My Name is Sacha: Fiction and Fact in a New Media Era." Taboo: The Journal of Culture and Education Volume 11, Number 1, Spring-Summer 2007
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Jaafar, Ali.
"Borat Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan." Sight and Sound 16.11 (Nov 2006): 50(2).
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Kononenko, Natalie; Svitlana Kukharenko.
"Borat the Trickster: Folklore and the Media, Folklore in the Media" Slavic Review. Spring 2008. Vol. 67, Iss. 1; p. 8
Lee, Nathan "Persona non grata." Film Comment Vol XLII nr 6 (Nov-Dec 2006); p.22-24 UC users only

Lee, Steven S.
"Borat, Multiculturalism, Mnogonatsional'nost'." Slavic Review. Spring 2008. Vol. 67, Iss. 1; pg. 19

Lopez, Antonio.
"Borat in the Age of Postironic Deconstruction." Taboo: The Journal of Culture and Education Volume 11, Number 1, Spring-Summer 2007
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Low, Bronwen & Smith, David
"Borat and the Problem of Parody." Taboo: The Journal of Culture and Education Volume 11, Number 1, Spring-Summer 2007
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Michaels, Paula A.
"If the Subaltern Speaks in the Woods and Nobody's Listening, Does He Make a Sound?" Slavic Review. Spring 2008. Vol. 67, Iss. 1; pg. 81

Monaghan, Peter.
"'Borat' and Bias Against Romany People." The Chronicle of Higher Education 53.15 (Dec 1, 2006): NA.

Muravchik, Joshua.
"Borat!." Commentary 123.1 (Jan 2007): 44(4).
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Neofotistos, Vasiliki P.
"The Muslim, the Jew and the African American: America and the production of alterity in Borat." Anthropology Today, Aug2008, Vol. 24 Issue 4, p13-17, 5p,
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Saunders, Robert A.
"Buying into Brand Borat: Kazakhstan's Cautious Embrace of Its Unwanted "Son"." Slavic Review. Spring 2008. Vol. 67, Iss. 1; p. 63

Saunders, Robert A.
"In defence of Kazakshilik:, Kazakhstan's war on Sacha Baron Cohen.(Author abstract)." Identities 14.3 (May-June 2007): 225(31).
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"This article explores the controversy surrounding Borat Sagdiyev--the fictitious Kazakhstani reporter whose foibles mock Kazakhstan in particular and post-Soviet culture in general. With his appearances on Da Ali G Show, Sacha Baron Cohen's Borat persona long ago became the bete noire of the Kazakhstani government. However, when Borat was selected to host the MTV Europe Music Awards, the dispute over Borat's authenticity as a Kazakhstani became an international incident. In response to his negative portrayal of Kazakshilik (Kazakhness) through the deterritorialized medium of MTV, the government of President Nazarbayev threatened Baron Cohen with legal action and brought down his web site borat.kz. Baron Cohen immediately responded in character via his new domain (.tv) and defended the actions of Kazakhstan, thus fuelling the controversy. The ongoing feud has prompted an interesting postmodern praxis--one in which a fictional persona and national government can carry on a mass-mediated dialogue. As I document the details of this ongoing conflict on the global and local levels, I seek to explain the changes in the international system which have enabled this intriguing paradox. In doing so, I attempt to draw some larger conclusions on the importance of protecting national identity in the postmodern era, especially from threats (both internal and external) which weaken a country's global brand." [Expanded Academic Index]

Schatz, Edward.
"Transnational Image Making and Soft Authoritarian Kazakhstan." Slavic Review: Interdisciplinary Quarterly of Russian, Eurasian, & East European Studies, Springr2008, Vol. 67 Issue 1, p50-62, 13p; (AN 31219038)

Schwartz, Stephen, Rafael Medoff, L.H. Blum, Lon Jacobs, and Joshua Muravchik.
"No laughing matter?(Letters from Readers)(Letter to the editor)." Commentary 123.4 (April 2007): 16(3).

Stonebanks, Christopher D. & Sensoy, Özlem
"Did We Miss the Joke Again? The Cultural Learnings of Two Middle East Professors for Make Benefit Insights on the Glorious West." Taboo: The Journal of Culture and Education Volume 11, Number 1, Spring-Summer 2007
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Torchin, Leshu.
"Cultural Learnings of Borat for Make Benefit Glorious Study of Documentary." Film & History, Spring2008, Vol. 38 Issue 1, p53-63, 13p, 2 bw;
Torchin, Leshu. "Borat." Film & History, Spring2008, Vol. 38 Issue 1, p53-63, 13p UC users only

Torosyan, Gayane
"In the Shadow of Borat." Taboo: The Journal of Culture and Education Volume 11, Number 1, Spring-Summer 2007
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Wallace, Dickie. "
"Hyperrealizing "Borat" with the Map of the European "Other"." Slavic Review. Spring 2008. Vol. 67, Iss. 1; p. 35

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