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Film and the anarchist imagination

Author: Richard Porton
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2021.
Series: Illinois scholarship online.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Expanded second editionView all editions and formats
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Hailed since its initial release, 'Film and the Anarchist Imagination' offers the authoritative account of films featuring anarchist characters and motifs. Richard Porton delves into the many ways filmmakers have portrayed anarchism's long traditions of labor agitation and revolutionary struggle. While acknowledging cinema's predilection for ludicrous anarchist stereotypes, he focuses on films that, wittingly or  Read more...
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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Porton
ISBN: 0252043332 9780252043338
OCLC Number: 1303421946
Notes: This edition previously issued in print: 2020.
Target Audience: Specialized.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 338 pages).
Contents: Acknowledgments Introduction 1 Anarchism and Cinema: Representation and Self-Representation 2 Cinema, Anarchism, and Revolution: Heroes, Martyrs, and Utopian Moments 3 Anarcho-Syndicalism versus the "Revolt against Work" 4 Film and Anarchist Pedagogy 5 The Elusive Anarchist Aesthetic Afterword (2019) Notes Index
Series Title: Illinois scholarship online.
Responsibility: Richard Porton.

Abstract:

Hailed since its initial release, 'Film and the Anarchist Imagination' offers the authoritative account of films featuring anarchist characters and motifs. Richard Porton delves into the many ways filmmakers have portrayed anarchism's long traditions of labor agitation and revolutionary struggle. While acknowledging cinema's predilection for ludicrous anarchist stereotypes, he focuses on films that, wittingly or otherwise, reflect or even promote workplace resistance, anarchist pedagogy, self-emancipation, and anti-statist insurrection. For this updated second edition, Porton reflects on several new topics, including the negative portrayals of anarchism over the past twenty years and the contemporary embrace of post-anarchism.

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