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The cultural politics of contemporary Hollywood film : power, culture and society

Author: Chris Beasley; Heather Brook
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Adopting and developing a 'cultural politics' approach, this comprehensive study explores how Hollywood movies generate and reflect political myths about social and personal life that profoundly influence how we understand power relations. Instead of looking at genre, it employs three broad categories of film. 'Security' films present ideas concerning public order and disorder, citizen-state relations and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Beasley; Heather Brook
ISBN: 0719082986 9780719082986
OCLC Number: 1038473581
Description: xi, 367 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: the cultural politics of popular film --
Frames --
Security: order and disorder --
War and order --
Disorder and order --
Disorder and fear --
Fearsome monsters --
Gender and intimate relationships --
Romance --
Bromance --
Against the grain? Socially critical movies --
Questioning the critical --
The big picture: the 'metropole' and peripheral 'others' --
Responses from 'the margins'.
Responsibility: Chris Beasley and Heather Brook.

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Using an innovative syncretic 'cultural politics' approach drawing on political theory, film studies and sociology, this book unpacks how political myths about states, citizens, community, intimate  Read more...

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