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Cinematic sociology : social life in film

Author: Jean-Anne Sutherland; Kathryn Feltey
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE Publications, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"Cinematic sociology is a one-of-a-kind resource that helps students to view films sociologically while also providing much-needed pedagogy for teaching sociology through film."--Page 4 of cover.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean-Anne Sutherland; Kathryn Feltey
ISBN: 9781412992848 1412992842
OCLC Number: 782128041
Description: xv, 475 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Foreword / Elizabeth Higginbotham --
Introduction / Jean-Anne Sutherland, Kathryn Feltey --
Sociological theory. Reading 2.1: Sitting in the dark with Max : classical sociological theory through film / Michael Kimmel --
Reading 2.2: Decoding modern society : the Matrix Trilogy and the realm of alienation / Harry F. Dahms --
Outtake: Lights, camera, theory : picturing Hollywood through multiple sociological lenses / Mark Rubinfeld --
Social class. reading 3.1: Understanding social mobility through movies / James J. Dowd --
Reading 3.2: Class in the classroom : Hollywood's distorted view of inequality / Robert C. Bulman --
Outtake: Social class in America and people like us / Kathryn Feltey --
race and ethnicity. Reading 4.1: Spectacle of Black violence as cinema / Ed Guerrero --
Reading 4.2: Don't worry we are all racists! Crash and the politics of privatization / Susan Searls Giroux, Henry A. Giroux --
Reading 4.3: Latinos/as through the lens / Carleen R. Basler --
Outtake: Pocahontas and intersectionality : a sociologist reflects / Theresa Martinez --
Gender and sexuality. Reading 5.1: Masculinity of the governator : muscle and compassion in American politics / Michael A. Messner --
Reading 5.2: Constructing empowered women : cinematic images of power and powerful women / Jean-Anne Sutherland --
Reading 5.3: Working boundaries : bisexuality and transgender on film / Betsy Lucal, Andrea Miller --
Outtake: Geena Davis Institute on gender in media / Jean-Anne Sutherland --
Public and private social worlds. Reading 6.1: Service, smiles, and selves : film representations of labor and the sociology of work / Karla A. Erickson --
Reading 6.2: Reel families : the delicate balance of family and work in film / Janet Cosbey --
Outtake: Seeing the emotional dimensions of work and family life / Rebecca J. erickson --
Deviance, crime and law. Reading 7.1: Caped crusader : what Batman films tell us about crime and deviance / robert Wonser, David Boyns --
Reading 7.2: Crime, film and criminology / Nicole Rafter --
Reading 7.3: Hero, the law, and the people in between : models of the legal system in Hollywood films / Valerie J. Callanan --
Outtake: Corporate crime and The informant! / Mike Maume --
Sociology and the life course. Reading 8.1: "Look out, a new world, here we come"? Race, racialization, and sexuality in four children's animated films / Carmen R. Lugo-Lugo, Mary K. Bloodsworth-Lugo --
Reading 8.2: First comes the baby carriage? Nonnormative transitions to parenthood in film / Jeanne Holcomb --
Reading 8.3: Battles and balloons : old manhood in film / Neal King --
Outtake: Growth of the nonlinear life trajectory / Erica Orange --
Social institutions. Reading 9.1: Seeing religion sociologically through film / Susanne C. Monahan --
Reading 9.2: Sport as social institution : football films and the American dream / Jeff Montez de Oca --
Reading 9.3: In sickness and in health : medical sociology through celluloid stories / Bernice Pescosolido, Kathleen Oberlin --
Reading 9.4: 1991 Iraq invasion in cinematic perspective : Jarhead and Three kings / Elizabeth E. Martinez --
Outtake: Zombie apocalypse : understanding the perceptions of health versus nonhealth / Andrew Hund --
Global connections. Reading 10.1: Dirty pretty things : migration, the state, and the contexts of survival in the global city / Roberto G. Gonzales --
Reading 10.2: Slumdog or millionaire : may I phone a friend? Neoliberalism and globalizing the American dream / Alison R. Moss, Jerome M. Hendricks --
Outtake: Arabs and Muslims in Hollywood's Munich and Syriana / Jack G. Shaheen --
Social change. Reading 11.1: From earth to cosmos : environmental sociology and images of the future in science fiction film / Christopher W. Podeschi --
Reading 11.2: Only possible solution? The challenge of nonviolence to the hegemony of violence in film / Kathryn Feltey --
Reading 11.3: "We will no longer sit quietly" : social movements through film / Jeffrey A. Langstraat --
Outtake: Excerpt from "thoughts on the spirit of activism in film" / John Farr.
Responsibility: [edited by] Jean-Anne Sutherland, Kathryn Feltey.

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