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Cinema and community

Author: D W McKiernan
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
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"Cinema and Community is the first book-length study of the way mainstream commercial cinema represents society's complex relationship with community. Critically engaging with the idea and practice of community, it provides an original and substantial analysis of contemporary films that treat community as a significant theme."--BOOK JACKET.
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McKiernan, D. W., 1945-
Cinema and community.
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008
(OCoLC)652218861
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: D W McKiernan
ISBN: 9780230517615 0230517617
OCLC Number: 213407418
Description: ix, 226 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Reading community in the cinema (Slap her... she's French ; Whale rider ; Distant voices, still lives) --
Representing the ambivalence of community (Babette's feast ; The Magdalene sisters) --
Realizing community in suburban America (It's a wonderful life ; Pleasantville ; American beauty) --
Class, gender, and communitarianism (Brassed off ; The full monty ; Billy Elliot) --
Leaving the margins : women and community (Calendar girls ; School for seduction) --
Honour and community in multicultural Britain (My son the fanatic ; East is East ; Ae fond kiss ; Yasmin) --
Globalization, mobility, and community (Lost in translation ; Monsoon wedding ; Last resort ; Lilya 4-ever ; In this world) --
Community, structure, and anti-structure (Together ; The idiots ; Italian for beginners).
Responsibility: D.W. McKiernan.
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