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Visual Economies Of/In Motion: Sport and Film / Edition 1
     

Visual Economies Of/In Motion: Sport and Film / Edition 1

by C. Richard King, David J. Leonard
 

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ISBN-10: 0820478520

ISBN-13: 9780820478524

Pub. Date: 10/01/2006

Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc.

Sport films have been central to American cinema, playing an increasingly important role in the communication of a commonsense understanding of race, gender, class, history, and social relations. Oddly, scholars have neglected sport films and their significance. Offering a comparative, theoretically grounded, and interdisciplinary approach, Visual Economies of/in

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Sport films have been central to American cinema, playing an increasingly important role in the communication of a commonsense understanding of race, gender, class, history, and social relations. Oddly, scholars have neglected sport films and their significance. Offering a comparative, theoretically grounded, and interdisciplinary approach, Visual Economies of/in Motion marks a novel and important point of departure in sport studies and cultural studies. It brings together a dozen essays on feature films and documentaries to probe the articulation of ideologies and identities, play and power, and sporting worlds and social fields.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820478524
Publisher:
Peter Lang Publishing Inc.
Publication date:
10/01/2006
Series:
Cultural Critique Ser.
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
274
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Contents: David J. Leonard/C. Richard King: Screening the Social: An Introduction to Sport Cinema – W.R. Marshall/Julio Rodriguez: Floating: Surfing and Signification – Michael D. Giardina: Bending it like Beckham in the Global Popular: Stylish Hybridity, Performativity, and the Politics of Representation – Grant Farred: The Double Temporality of Lagaan: Cultural Struggle and Postcolonialism – C. Keith Harrison: From Boyz (N the Hood) to Men: Cultural Perceptions of AfricanAmerican «Ballers» and «Scholar Ballers» in Higher Education – Jared Sexton: The Field of Fantasy and the Court of Appeal: On Friday Night Lights and Coach Carter – C. Richard King: Vanishing Points: Reframing Indianness in Recent Sport Documentaries – Kyle W. Kusz: Dogtown and Z-Boys: White Particularity and the New, New Cultural Racism – David J. Leonard: «Is This Heaven?» White Sporting Masculinities and the Hollywood Imagination – Dave Zirin: Crass Slipper Fits Cinderella Man – Holly Kruse: Media, Marketing, and Memory: Sport Promotion and Seabiscuit – C. Richard King/David J. Leonard: Epilogue: Why Sports Films Matter; Or, Refusing a Happy Ending – David J. Leonard/C. Richard King: Appendix. Teaching Sport Film: Pedagogic Resources.

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