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The techne of giving : cinema and the generous form of life

Author: Timothy C Campbell
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2017. ©2017
Series: Commonalities.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"In techne of giving, Timothy Campbell elaborates a notion of generosity as way of responding to contemporary biopower. Reading films from Visconti, Rossellini, and Antonioni, he both updates their political lexicon while adopting them as models able to push back against neoliberal forms of gift-giving"--
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy C Campbell
ISBN: 9780823273256 0823273253 9780823273263 0823273261
OCLC Number: 950450640
Awards: Winner of American Association for Italian Studies Book Prize 2018
Description: xi, 219 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Forms of life in a milieu of biopower --
Freeing the apparatus --
"Dead weight": Visconti and forms of life --
Playful falls in a milieu of contagion --
The tender lives of Vitti/Vittoria --
Conclusion: Attention, not autopsy.
Series Title: Commonalities.
Responsibility: Timothy C. Campbell.

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