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Homo Cinematicus : Science, Motion Pictures, and the Making of Modern Germany.

Author: Andreas Killen
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc., 2017.
Series: Intellectual history of the modern age.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Situated at the intersection of film studies, the history of science and medicine, and the history of modern Germany, Homo Cinematicus: Science, Motion Pictures, and the Making of Modern Germany connects the emergence of cinema as a social institution to an inquiry into the history of knowledge production in the human sciences.
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History
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Killen, Andreas.
Homo Cinematicus : Science, Motion Pictures, and the Making of Modern Germany.
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc., ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andreas Killen
ISBN: 9780812294118 0812294114
OCLC Number: 987755222
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (277 pages).
Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
Abbreviations --
Introduction. Human Science and Cinema in Germany After the Great War --
Chapter 1. Cinema and the Visual Culture of the Human Sciences --
Chapter 2. Film Reform, Mental Hygiene, and the Campaign Against “Trash,” 1912–34 --
Chapter 3. Hypnosis, Cinema, and Censorship in Germany, 1895–1933 --
Chapter 4. What Is an Enlightenment Film? Cinema and Sexual Hygiene in Interwar Germany --
Chapter 5. Scientific Cinema Between Enlightenment and Superstition, 1918–41 --
Conclusion. Science, Cinema, and the Malice of Objects --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index --
Acknowledgments
Series Title: Intellectual history of the modern age.
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Situated at the intersection of film studies, the history of science and medicine, and the history of modern Germany, Homo Cinematicus: Science, Motion Pictures, and the Making of Modern Germany connects the emergence of cinema as a social institution to an inquiry into the history of knowledge production in the human sciences.

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