Breaking in to the Movies: Film and the Culture of Politics / Edition 1

Breaking in to the Movies: Film and the Culture of Politics / Edition 1

by Henry A. Giroux, Giroux
     
 

Breaking in to the Movies brings together Henry A. Giroux's best-known essays from the last twenty years, centering on important subjects on the cultural studies and pop culture agenda, including violence, race, class, gender, identity, politics, and children's culture. The volume charts his career as one of the most astute observers of the Hollywood tradition,See more details below

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Breaking in to the Movies brings together Henry A. Giroux's best-known essays from the last twenty years, centering on important subjects on the cultural studies and pop culture agenda, including violence, race, class, gender, identity, politics, and children's culture. The volume charts his career as one of the most astute observers of the Hollywood tradition, from early reflections on Norma Rae and Looking for Mister Goodbar to ground-breaking analyses of more recent movies such as Pulp Fiction, Dead Poets Society, Dangerous Minds, and Fight Club. By addressing the profound pedagogical role of film in contemporary society, Giroux demonstrates how it dramatically shapes the way young people come to terms with today's most charged social issues.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631226031
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/31/2001
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Breaking in to the Movies: An Introduction1
IReclaiming the Political in Popular Culture17
1Norma Rae: Character, Class, and Culture19
2Hollywood Film and the Challenge of Neofascist Culture29
3Line Wertmuller: Film and the Dialectic of Liberation34
4Looking for Mr. Goodbar: Gender and the Politics of Pleasure40
IIHollywood Film and the War on Youth45
5Slacking Off: Border Youth and Postmodern Education47
6Culture, Class, and Pedagogy in Dead Poets Society75
7Children's Culture and Disney's Animated Films100
8The Politics of Pedagogy, Gender, and Whiteness in Dangerous Minds136
9Media Panics and the War Against "Kids": Larry Clark and the Politics of Diminished Hopes170
IIIRace and the Culture of Violence in Hollywood Films193
10Racism and the Aesthetic of Hyper-real Violence: Pulp Fiction and Other Visual Tragedies195
11Multiculturalism and the Cultural Politics of Race in 187236
12Brutalized Bodies and Emasculated Politics: Fight Club, Consumerism and Masculine Violence258
Index289

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