"Standard Operating Procedure" Film Review by ResearchRiter

"Standard Operating Procedure"
An analysis of Errol Morris' film "Standard Operating Procedure".
# 125532 | 500 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Film (Analysis, Criticism, Etc.) , Sociology (General) , Hot Topics (Iraq Wars)

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The paper examines how the film "Standard Operating Procedure" reflects deviance from social norms and the role of power in constructing deviance as the norm.

From the Paper:

"In "Standard Operating Procedure", Errol Morris develops a narrative of behavior in the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq that shows how the violation of social norms became a new social construction that was operationalized as the social norm. In the process there emerged practices of torture and aggressive humiliation of Iraqi prisoners by military police acting on orders from military intelligence. Dominant moral codes were altogether discarded in the context of warfare, in part because persons of power who wished to achieve certain goals were able..."

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