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Learning with the lights off : educational film in the United States

Author: Dan Streible; Devin Orgeron; Marsha Orgeron; Oxford University Press.
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, cop. 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Learning With the Lights Off is the first collection of essays to address the phenomenon of film's educational uses in twentieth century America. Each essay analyzes in close detail some crucial  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dan Streible; Devin Orgeron; Marsha Orgeron; Oxford University Press.
ISBN: 9780195383843 0195383842 9780195383836 0195383834
OCLC Number: 879521946
Description: XIII, [5], 525 s. : il. ; 25 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments ; Introduction A History of Learning with the Lights Off ; 1. The Cinema of the Future: Visions of the Medium as Modern Educator, 1895-1910 ; 2. Communicating Disease: Tuberculosis, Narrative, and Social Order in Thomas Edison's Red Cross Seal Films ; 3. Visualizing Industrial Citizenship ; 4. Film Education in the Natural History Museum: Cinema Lights Up the Gallery in the 1920s ; 5. Glimpses of Animal Life: Nature Films and the Emergence of Classroom Cinema ; 6. Medical Education through Film: Animating Anatomy at the American College of Surgeons and Eastman Kodak ; 7. Dr. ERPI Finds His Voice: Electrical Research Products, Inc. and the Educational Film Market, 1927-1937 ; 8. Educational Film Projects of the 1930s: Secrets of Success and the Human Relations Series ; 9. Education, Broadly Interpreted": Rockefeller Philanthropies and the Development of Educational Film, 1935-1946 ; 10. Cornering The Wheat Farmer (1938) ; 11. The Failure of the NYU Educational Film Institute ; 12. Spreading the Word: Race, Religion, and the Rhetoric of Contagion in Edgar G. Ulmer's TB Films ; 13. Exploitation as Education ; 14. Smoothing the Contours of Didacticism: Jam Handy and His Organization ; 15. Museum at Large: Aesthetic Education through Film ; 16. Celluloid Classrooms and Everyday Projectionsists: Post-WWII Consolidation of Community Film Activism ; 17. Screen Culture and Group Discussion in Postwar Race Relations ; 18. "A Decent and Orderly Society": Race Relations in Riot-Era Educational Films, 1966-1970 ; 19. Everything Old Is New Again; or, Why I Collect Educational Films ; 20. Continuing Ed: Educational Film Collections in Libraries and Archives ; 21. A Select Guide to Educational Film Collections
Responsibility: ed. by Devin Orgeron, Marsha Orgeron and Dan Streible.

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