Carceral fantasies : cinema and prison in early twentieth-century America (Book, 2016) []
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Carceral fantasies : cinema and prison in early twentieth-century America

Author: Alison Griffiths
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2016.
Series: Film and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

A groundbreaking contribution to the study of non-theatrical film exhibition, Carceral Fantasies tells the story of how cinema found a home in the U.S. penitentiary system and how the prison emerged  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alison Griffiths
ISBN: 9780231161060 0231161069
OCLC Number: 1003890795
Description: 472 pages : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction --
The carceral imaginary --
Tableaux mort: execution, cinema, and carceral fantasies --
Prison on screen: the carceral aesthetic --
The carceral spectator --
Screens and the senses in prison --
The great unseen audience: Sing Sing Prison and motion pictures --
The carceral reformer --
A different story: recreation and cinema in women's prisons and reformatories --
Cinema and prison reform --
Conclusion: the prison museum and media use in the contemporary prison.
Series Title: Film and culture.
Responsibility: Alison Griffiths.


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Alison Griffiths's examination of how movie exhibition came into prisons is truly groundbreaking. No one has studied the culture of movie-going behind bars in this fashion before. A unique and Read more...

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