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Film, Media & Cultural Studies Books

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Watching Films - Albert Moran & Karina Aveyard (Eds)
ISBN: 9781841505114
Publication Date: 2013
Whether we stream them on our laptops, enjoy them in theaters, or slide them into DVD players to watch on our TVs, movies are part of what it means to be socially connected in the 21st century. Despite its significant role in our lives, the act of watching films remains an area of social activity that is little studied, and thus, little understood.

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Advertising As Culture - Chris Wharton (Editor)
ISBN: 9781841506142
Publication Date: 2013
Penned by contributors from a range of disciplines, including art history, sociology, and media and cultural studies, the essays that constitute Advertising as Culture offer an informed and critical overview of approaches to the study of advertising.

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Abject Spaces in American Cinema - Frances Pheasant-Kelly
ISBN: 1848855974
Publication Date: 2013
American cinema abounds with films set in prisons, asylums, hospitals and other institutions. Rather than orderly places of recovery and rehabilitation, these institutional settings emerge as abject spaces of control and repression in which adult identity is threatened as a narrative impetus. Exploring the abject through issues as diverse as racism, mental illness or the preservation of bodies for organ donation, this book analyses a range of films...

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Evaluating Culture - Matthew Thomas Johnson
ISBN: 9780230296565
Publication Date: 2013
From which evaluative foundation should we develop public policies designed to promote wellbeing among different cultural groups in different circumstances? This book seeks to advance an objective, universal theory of cultural evaluation grounded in a eudaemonic account of human wellbeing.

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ConFiguring America - Rieser, Fuchs & Phillips (Eds)
ISBN: 9781841506357
Publication Date: 2013
Elvis Presley. Marilyn Monroe. LeBron James. They're all American, of course, but like many cultural figures who hail from the United States, they have names & faces known the world over.... brings together a series of incisive essays that analyze a wide range of such figures: those who embody America's tendency to produce celebrities & iconic personalities with global reach.

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Transnational Film Culture in New Zealand - Simon Sigley
ISBN: 9781841506609
Publication Date: 2013
Simon Sigley tells the story of film culture in New Zealand from the establishment of the Auckland Film Society in the 1920s to the present day. Rather than focusing on the work of individual filmmakers, Sigley approaches cinema as a form of social practice.

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Postcolonial Cinema Studies - Waller & Ponzanesi (Eds)
ISBN: 9780415782296
Publication Date: 2012
This collection of essays foregrounds the work of filmmakers in theorizing and comparing postcolonial conditions, recasting debates in both cinema and postcolonial studies. Postcolonial cinema is presented, not as a rigid category, but as an optic through which to address questions of postcolonial historiography, geography, subjectivity, and epistemology.

 

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