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The SAGE Handbook of Film Studies

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536 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Film Studies has emerged as one of the most distinctive and exciting areas of study and research to be established in the second half of the twentieth century.

Written by a team of veteran scholars and emerging talents, The SAGE Handbook of Film Studies maps the international traditions of the field, drawing out regional differences in the way that intellectual reflection on cinema and film has been transformed into a field of systematic inquiry. It reflects on the field's conceptual infrastructure, the dominant paradigms and debates, and evaluates their continuing salience. Finally, it looks optimistically to the future of film, the institution of cinema, and the discipline of Film Studies at a time when the very existence of film is being called into question by new technological, industrial, and aesthetic developments.

An indispensable resource for scholars and students of Film Studies, The SAGE Handbook of Film Studies is at once a synthesis of advances in the field, and a provocative examination of the state of the art and its futures.
James Donald
Introduction
Hooray for a Mickey Mouse Subject!

 
 
PART ONE: MAPPING TRADITIONS
Dana Polan
North America
Ian Aitken
European Film Scholarship
Stephanie Hemelryk Donald and Paola Voci
China
Cinema, Politics and Scholarship

 
Brian Shoesmith
Our Films, Their Films
Some Speculations on Writing Indian Film History

 
David Oubiña
Film Research in Argentina
Ismail Xavier
Cinema Studies in Brazil
Carlos A. Gutiérrez
Y Tu Crítica También
The Development of Mexican Film Studies at Home and Abroad

 
Noel King, Constantine Verevis and Deane Williams
Australia
Bhaskar Sarkar
Postcolonial and Transnational Perspectives
 
PART TWO: DISCIPLINARY DIALOGUES
Murray Smith
Film and Philosophy
Hamish Ford
Difficult Relations
Film Studies and Continental European Philosophy

 
Angela Dalle Vacche
Cinema and Art History
Film Has Two Eyes

 
Vanessa R. Schwartz
Film and History
Faye Ginsburg
Mass Media, Anthropology and Ethnography
Patrick Fuery
Psychoanalysis and Cinema
Tom O'Regan
The Political Economy of Film
Lynn Spigel
TV's Next Season?
Graeme Turner
Film and Cultural Studies
 
PART THREE: PARADIGMS IN PERSPECTIVE
Ruth Vasey
The Hollywood Industry Paradigm
Warren Buckland
Formalist Tendencies in Film Studies
Michael O'Pray
The Persistence of the Avant-Garde
Julian Murphet
Film and (as) Modernity
Jane Gaines
Cinema/Ideology/Society
The Political Expectations of Film Theory

 
George Kouvaros
`We Do Not Die Twice'
Alison Butler
Feminist Perspectives in Film Studies
Realism and Cinema

 
John Caughie
Authors and Auteurs
The Uses of Theory

 
Philip Brophy
Where Sound Is
Locating the Absent Aural in Film Theory

 
Matt Hills
The Question of Genre in Cult Film and Fandom
Between Contract and Discourse

 
Jostein Gripsrud and Erlend Lavik
Film Audiences
Vijay Mishra
Re-Mapping Bollywood Cinema
Scott McQuire
Film in the Context of Digital Media

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Chapter One

Chapter Two


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James Donald

Michael Renov

Michael Renov, Professor of Critical Studies and Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, is the author of Hollywood's Wartime Woman: Representation and Ideology and The Subject of Documentary, editor of Theorizing Documentary, and co-editor of Resolutions: Contemporary Video Practices, Collecting Visible Evidence, The SAGE Handbook of Film Studies and Cinema's Alchemist: The Films of Peter Forgacs.... More About Author

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