This article seeks to illuminate and examine the contemporary cultural roles of nonhuman humanoids in establishing and negotiating a sense of “human” identity, with a particular focus on the marker of green skin. Internet trolls are currently a major problem in our social relations online in the world today, and the belief of extraterrestrial aliens is growing, along with the growth of globalizing discourses. The green-skinned troublemakers are linked to the cyber world in terms of globalizing culture and as a result of that globalizing process itself. If “humanity” is fast becoming a real identity, then what is its shadow? What is not us? This presentation explores the roles that green-skinned Others play in helping us get to know, define, and discuss our own ontology.
"What Does it Mean to Be a Human? Green-Skinned Troublemakers and Us,"
Narrative Culture: Vol. 4
, Article 7.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/narrative/vol4/iss2/7