The role of dualism in environmental discourse:
an analysis of documentary films that address the agriculture issue
Focusing on the concept of discursive formation, this paper tested the hypothesis that dualism would play a central role inside what we called an anti-industrial agriculture discursive formation. Therefore, we analyzed the recurrence of several binary schemes shared by the six documentary films that composed the corpus of the study. French discourse analysis was the theoretical and methodological approach that conducted the research. The hypothesis was confirmed, and after the identification of the binary schemes, we were able to divide them into two groups: the ones that are connected to the archetypical opposition between life and death and the ones that integrate the opposition between the antagonistic principles of freedom and slavery.